Board of Directors

As of January 1, 2018

The Board of Director consists of 1 Chairman, 1 Executive Director, 21 Directors, and 1 Auditor (In alphabetical order)


1.OMI, Koji Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), JP PDF

Executive Director

1.TANAKA, Satoshi Executive Director, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), JP


1.FRIEDMAN, Jerome I. Institute Professor and Professor of Physics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Nobel Prize in Physics (1990), US
2.GRUSS, Peter President and CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), DE
3.HOLLIDAY, Jr., Charles O. Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.; Chair, Council of the National Academy of Engineering; Chairman Emeritus, Council on Competitiveness; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont, US
4.ISHIGE, Hiroyuki Chairman, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), JP
5.KLEINER, Matthias President, Leibniz Association, DE
6.KOMIYAMA, Hiroshi Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.; former President, The University of Tokyo, JP
7.KUMAR, Ashwani Senior Advocate Supreme Court; Member of Parliament and former Union Minister of Law & Justice, Rajya Sabha, IN
8.LEE, Yuan Tseh former President, International Council for Science (ICSU); President Emeritus, Academia Sinica; Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1986), TW
9.LIM, Chuan Poh Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SG
10.McKINNELL, Henry A. Chairman, Moody’s Corporation; Chairman, Emmaus Life Sciences, US
11.McNUTT, Marcia President, National Academy of Sciences, US
12.MUROMACHI, Masashi Executive Advisor, Toshiba Corporation, JP
13.NAKANISHI, Hiroaki Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi Ltd., JP
14.NURSE, Paul Director and Chief Executive, The Francis Crick Institute; former President, The Royal Society; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2001), UK
15.RAMAKRISHNAN, Venki President, The Royal Society;  Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009), UK
16.SAKAKIBARA, Sadayuki Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); Senior Advisor, Toray Industries, Inc., JP
17.SERAGELDIN, Ismail Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria; Advisor to the Prime Minister for Cultural, Scientific and Museum Affairs, EG
18.UCHIYAMADA, Takeshi Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation, JP
19.WALLBERG, Harriet Director General, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; Professor of Physiology, former President, Karolinska Institutet, SE
20.YAMANAKA, Shinya Director and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University; Nobel Laureate, JP
21.YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JP


1.OKIMURA, Kazuki Chairman, Japan Foundation of Public Communication on Science and Technology (PCOST), JP