FSD Africa

Ayaka Fujiwara

Climate Investment Specialist, Private Sector Facility at the Green Climate Fund

Ayaka Fujiwara is a Climate Investment Specialist at the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Private Sector Facility since 2018. She focuses on originating and appraising private sector climate projects and programs. With 13 years of experience in corporate, fixed income, and equity investments, Ayaka brings valuable expertise to her role.

Before joining GCF, Ayaka worked as an Associate Director at Daiwa Capital Markets in both their Tokyo and London offices. She provided fixed income investment strategy and managed transactions with institutional investors from Europe, Asia, and North America. She also worked as a corporate governance researcher in a Myanmar-based M&A consulting firm. Ayaka holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Keio University in Japan, an M.Sc. in Finance from London Business School in the UK, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Green Finance at Inha University in the Republic of Korea. She has published an article titled “Seeding Private Sector Interest in Biodiversity” in the Ivey Business School journal.