Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE/Japan
Assistant Director, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ)

Satoko Itoh joined JCIE in 1988. She currently oversees a wide range of programs in the areas of global health, civil society, and philanthropy. She is currently responsible for the management of the Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ), and JCIE’s Global Health and Human Security Program and Healthy & Active Aging in Asia Program.

Ms. Itoh has an extensive network, having worked closely with representatives of various ministries, the private sector, and key CSOs. Her expertise lies in navigating the complicated dynamics and politics of various actors in the global health community in Japan. Based on her years of experience in civil society development and corporate philanthropic partnership in Japan, she has given numerous presentations and written extensively in Japanese and English on the responses to the challenges of communicable diseases at the domestic and global levels and on trends in civil society development in Japan. She holds a BA from Keio University and an MA in area studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Doing Well by Doing Good: Innovative Corporate Responses to Communicable Diseases (2010)

Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia (2006)

Japan’s Response to the Spread of HIV/AIDS (2004)

“Japan” (country report, submitted to APPC Conference on Governance, Organizational Effectiveness and the Nonprofit Sector, Manila, 2003)