Masa Yanagisawa is currently head of Prime Services Japan at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo. He started his career at Merrill Lynch, in London, where he worked until 2006. Since returning to Japan, he has been involved in hedge fund related businesses and was co-heads Japan Equity Sales within the Global Markets division at Deutsche Securities until 2019. He is an active member of local NGOs in Tokyo to promote LGBT rights and launched the first workplace equality index in Japan in 2016. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 LGBT Executives by FT and OUTStanding since 2016. He has also served as a council member of UWC ISAK Japan. He graduated from the School of Policy Management at Keio University.