Speaker Profile

OKAJIMA Kikuko

Chair, Japan Women’s Empowerment Football League “WE League”

PROFILE

Date of borth
5 May 1958
Place of birth
Tokyo, Japan (Lives in Baltimore, Marryland since 1991)
Education
1983
Waseda University, Faculty of commerce
*A 1year exchange program to Ohio Wesleiyan University in a
sophomore grade, studied sports medical and coaching
Work experience
1983
Chemical Bank
1988
KOKUSAI Securities
1990
KOKUSAI Singapore Marchant Bank (Singapore)
1991
First National Bank of Maryland (USA)
1999
Riggs Bank (USA)
2004-2019
Merrill Lynch (USA)

Ex- The Women’s Board of Johns Hopkins Hospital- Board Member
Ex-Calvert School - Board Member
Ex.-Maryland-Kanagawa Sister State Committee Chairman
Ex.-Kanagawa International Policy Advisor

Football history
1972
Joined men’s club in junior high school, then to FC Jinnan, the first ever women’s club in Japan
1974
Attended to the Leader School run by Tokyo Football Association as the first ever female participant.
1977
FC Jinnan participated in the 2nd edition of the AFC Women’s Championship
1979
First executive committee member of Japan Women’s Football Federation
1983
Participated in the Guangzhou Women’s International Tournament as Japan women’s national team member
1984
Executive secretary of the Japan Women’s Football Federation Participated in the Xi'an International Women's Tournament as Japan women’s national team member
1989
Retired from football player when transferred to Singapore
1996
Supported scouting operation of women’s national team in Atlanta Olympic