Jesper Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. He has been the Managing Director of Japan Research at JP Morgan since December 2009. Before this, he served as the Chief Economist for Merrill Lynch (Japan), was a Managing Director at the Tiger Fund, worked as the Chief Economist for JP Morgan (Japan). For the first three years of his Japan experience, he worked as an aide to a Member of Parliament.
Over the past two decades, Koll has been consistently ranked as one of the top Japan strategists/economists. His analysis and insights have earned him a spot on several Japanese government advisory committees. He has written two books in Japanese, Towards a New Japanese Golden Age and The End of Heisei Deflation. He is also one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
Jesper has a masters degree from the School of Advanced and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and was a research fellow at both Tokyo University and Kyoto University. He is a graduate of the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.