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Legal, Corporate Secretary Team, Corporate Governance Staff, GG11

Date Posted: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Tokyo, JP

Company: MetLife


This position reports to the Head of the Corporate Secretary team of the Legal Department.  This position is to support the Corporate Secretary’s following responsibilities:


  • MetLife Japan’s Corporate Governance:
    Provide legal advice and services to ensure the integrity of the corporate governance framework of MetLife Japan and to continuously enhance the effectiveness of the governance function at MetLife Japan.
  • Corporate Secretariat services:  
    -Providing corporate secretariat services for the Board of Directors (“Board”), Audit Committees and Risk & Control Committee (“R&CC”); liaising with the Board and MetLife Japan’s senior management’s on corporate governance matters; and
    -Setting the agenda for all meetings of the Board, Audit Committee and R&CC, and conducting appropriate pre- and post-meeting briefings with management and senior staff; attending the Board and other relevant meetings, and preparing / maintaining the minutes of the meetings.
  • Compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements relating to the corporate governance: Providing legal support on corporate governance issues (e.g., commercial registration, management of corporate seals), monitoring various relevant rules, regulations and guidelines, focusing particularly on the requirements of FSA.




  • 5-6+ years of experience with corporate governance matters, the Board or executive meetings management, or similar experience in a major Japanese company or financial company in Japan desired
  • Excellent planning and attention to detail, and organizing of complex planning
  • Mature individual with sound business judgment. 
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity and ability to treat sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and manage to tight deadlines
  • In keeping minutes of Board and Committees meetings, an understanding of what matters are important to record, and sensitivity to issues that require special attention and particularly careful treatment.
  • Able to analyze governance initiatives and influence critical internal and external stakeholders through reasoned analysis and business understanding; nuanced ability to work well with and influence members of a senior management and the Board


  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in Japanese and preferably the same skill set in English
  • Skills to communicate clearly with Board members, senior management and others
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Preferred skills:

  • Experience/knowledge in audit or finance area for management of the Audit Committee



  • Law Degree preferred



  • Japanese: Native, English: Business level fluency


  • Self-sufficient, but who can work well as a team