Director, Asia/Oceania Regional Office
Prior to taking on the role of the Director of WADA’s Asia/Oceania Regional Office, Kazuhiro Hayashi worked for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology whereby he gained international experience in the field of policies in sports and health education. Immediately prior to joining WADA, he served as Councilor in the Council for Science & Technology Policy at the Cabinet Office, where he established his strong network with high-level government officials in Japan and also in Asian countries.
In the late 1980s, he worked for the Japanese delegation to OECD as First Secretary and assisted in developing a strong partnership between the Japanese Government and the OECD.
From 1992 to 1994, he worked as Planning Director for the Sports and Physical Education Bureau where he gained significant experience in sports and anti-doping activities. He was involved in the Olympic Games in Barcelona (1992) and Lillehammer (1994) as government delegate, and also in Nagano (1998) as director.
A sprinter himself in his youth, he is now dedicated to ensuring doping-free sport is achieved throughout the Asia/Oceania Region.