Kaori Hitomi, Media and Partnership Consultant
Kaori Hitomi joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Media and Partnership Consultant in February 2020.
She joined ADBI after more than 20 years as a field journalist and editor at Associated Press (AP). She covered various disasters, coups and conflicts across Asia, and coordinated coverage of summit and ministerial level meetings of fora such as APEC, ASEAN, the G7, and G20. She also managed AP’s editorial activities and budget for Asia and the Pacific as Asia Deputy Planning editor.
Kaori has an MA in Communications from Leeds University in the United Kingdom and a BA in Arts from Keio University in Japan.