Dr Kit Miyamoto

Global CEO, Miyamoto International


Dr. Miyamoto is a world-leading expert in disaster resiliency, response and reconstruction. He provides expert engineering and policy consultation to the World Bank, USAID, UN agencies, governments and the private sector. He is a California Seismic Safety Commissioner, a Global CEO of Miyamoto International and a structural engineer.  

From the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake to the Ecuador, Nepal, Indonesia, New Zealand, Mexico and 2020 Puerto Rico earthquakes, Dr. Miyamoto has led teams of experts on dozens of response and reconstruction projects around the world. He also led critical seismic risk reduction programs in Turkey, the Philippines, Romania and Bangladesh, as well as disaster risk mitigation policy work in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and El Salvador.

Dr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and California State University. His team won the Engineering News-Record’s “Best Global Project” award four times and the U.S. Presidential “E” award.