Katsuhiko Takeda became Executive Director of ChildFund Japan in May 2017. After working in commercial banking, Katsuhiko obtained an M.A. in Politics and International Relations in the United Kingdom.
For more than two decades he has been involved in humanitarian and developmental field work, including with AAR (Association for Aid and Relief, Japan) from 1996 to 2003 as director and in senior positions based in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkan region and Japan; World Vision from 2004 to 2006 as project manager based in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Jordan (for Iraq); CARE International Japan from 2007 to 2016 as program director and national director (CEO).
He served as international board director of the Alliance of CARE International from 2010 to 2016, and sat on the finance and governance committees.