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Board Members

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OMI, Koji Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum); former Minister of Finance, JP

Executive Director

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


FRIEDMAN, Jerome I. Institute Professor and Professor of Physics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Nobel Prize in Physics (1990), US
GRUSS, Peter President and CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST); former President, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, DE
HOLLIDAY, Jr., Charles O. Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.; former Chairman of the Board, Bank of America; Chairman Emeritus, Council on Competitiveness; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont, US
ISHIGE, Hiroyuki Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), JP
KLEINER, Matthias President, Leibniz Association, DE
KOMIYAMA, Hiroshi Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.; former President, The University of Tokyo, JP
KUMAR, Ashwani Senior Advocate Supreme Court; former Union Minister of Law & Justice; former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), IN
LEE, Yuan Tseh President Emeritus, Academia Sinica; former President, International Council for Science (ICSU); Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1986), TW
LIM, Chuan Poh Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SG
McKINNELL, Henry A. Chairman, Moody’s Corporation; former Chairman and CEO, Pfizar; Chairman Emeritus, US Business Roundtable, US
McNUTT, Marcia President, National Academy of Sciences, US
MUROMACHI, Masashi Executive Adviser, Toshiba Corporation, JP
NAKANISHI, Hiroaki Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); Chairman of the Board, Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., JP
NURSE, Paul Director and Chief Executive, The Francis Crick Institute; former President, The Royal Society; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2001), UK
RAMAKRISHNAN, Venki President, The Royal Society; Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009), UK
SAKAKIBARA, Sadayuki Honorary Chair, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), JP
SERAGELDIN, Ismail Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria, EG
UCHIYAMADA, Takeshi Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation, JP
WALLBERG, Harriet Director General, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; Professor of Physiology and former President, Karolinska Institutet, SE
YAMANAKA, Shinya Director and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2012), JP
YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); former President, The University of Tokyo; former President, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), JP


OKIMURA, Kazuki Director, Japan Foundation of Public Communication on Science and Technology (PCOST); Principal Fellow, China Research and Communication Center (CRCC), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JP