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Council Members

In alphabetical order of countries and of individual names within countries

(* Board Members / ** Auditor)


  ABDUL HAMID, Zakri,  Chairman, Atri Advisory; former Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, MY
  ALBERTS, Bruce M., Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); former President, National Academy of Sciences, US
ANZAI, Yuichiro, Senior Advisor, Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JP
  BLANCO MENDOZA, Herminio, President, IQOM, Inteligencia Comercial; President, IQOM Strategic Advisors, MX
  CHUBAYS, Anatoly B., Special Presidential Representative for Relations with International Organisations, Russian Federation; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RUSNANO Management Company LLC, RU
  CHUCHOTTAWORN, Pailin, Deputy Minister of Transport, TH
  COLOMBANI, Pascal, Honorary Chairman and Corporate Director, VALEO SA, FR
  COLWELL, Rita R., Distinguished University Professor, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland; Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; former Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), US
  DIJKGRAAF, Robbert, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), US
DIRKS, Nicholas B.,

President, The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), US


  DUSZYŃSKI, Jerzy, President, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), PL
FLANDRIN, Patrick, President, French Academy of Sciences, FR
* FRIEDMAN, Jerome I., Institute Professor and Professor of Physics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Nobel Prize in Physics (1990), US
  FUCHS, Alain, President, Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres), FR
* FUJIKI, Kanji, Executive Director, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), JP
  GROS, François, Honorary Permanent Secretary, French Academy of Sciences, FR
* 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
  GUTFREUND, Hanoch, Executive Committee Chairperson, Israel Science Foundation; Professor Emeritus, Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL
  HAMAGUCHI, Michinari, President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JP
  HANDOKO, Laksana Tri, Chairman, National Research and Innovation Agency of The Republic of Indonesia, ID
  HARA, George, Chairman, The Alliance Forum Foundation; Special Adviser, Cabinet Office of Japan, JP
  HASHIMOTO, Kazuhito, President, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), JP
  HASSAN, Mohamed Hag Ali, President, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); President, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS), SD
HAUG, Gerald H.,

President, The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, DE


* HOLLIDAY, Jr., Charles O., former 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
  HÜTTL, Reinhard F., Vice President, acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering, DE
  ISHIMURA, Kazuhiko, President, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), JP
  JOHNSON, Ray O., Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners; former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
KAJITA, Takaaki, President, Science Council of Japan (SCJ); Nobel Prize in Physics (2015), JP
  KAZAO, Yukihiko, Director General, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), JP
  KIRLOSKAR, Vikram S., Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM); President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), IN
* KLEINER, Matthias, President, Leibniz Association, DE
  KOANANTAKOOL, Thaweesak, Advisor and former President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), TH
* KOMIYAMA, Hiroshi, Chairman, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum); Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.; former President, The University of Tokyo, JP
KRISHNAMOORTHY, Shankar, Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy & Innovation, Industrial Development, Research & Technology, and Procurement, ENGIE, IN
* KUMAR, Ashwani, Senior Advocate Supreme Court; former Union Minister of Law & Justice; former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), IN
  KUROKAWA, Kiyoshi, Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), JP
* LEE, Yuan Tseh, President Emeritus, Academia Sinica; former President, International Council for Science (ICSU); Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1986), TW
* LIM, Chuan Poh, Chairman of the Board, Singapore Food Agency (SFA); former Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SG
  LIU, Peng, Managing Director, Sinocity Investment Limited, CN
  MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi, President, RIKEN; former President, Kyoto University, JP
  MAZUR, Eric, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Dean of Applied Physics, Harvard University; Past President, The Optical Society, US
* McKINNELL, Henry A., Chairman Emeritus, Pfizer Inc.; Chairman Emeritus, US Business Roundtable; former Chairman, Moody’s Corporation, US
* McNUTT, Marcia, President, National Academy of Sciences, US
  MURRAY, Cherry A., Director of Biosphere2 Institute and Professor of Physics, University of Arizona; Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, Emerita, Harvard University, US
  NOYORI, Ryoji, Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2001), JP
* NURSE, Paul, Director and Chief Executive, The Francis Crick Institute; former President, The Royal Society; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2001), UK
** OKIMURA, Kazuki

President, Japan Research Community for Science and Technology (JAREC); President Emeritus, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JP

PARIKH, Sudip,

Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), US


PETIT, Antoine, Chairman and CEO, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), FR
  RIZA, M.Sc, Hammam, Chairman, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), ID
  ROBERTS, Richard J., Chief Scientific Officer, New England Biolabs; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1993), UK
  RUBBIA, Carlo, former Director General, CERN; Professor, Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI); Nobel Prize in Physics (1984), IT
* SASAKI, Nobuhiko, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), JP
  SATOMI, Susumu, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JP
* SERAGELDIN, Ismail, Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria, EG
  SIRILERTWORAKUL, Narong, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), TH
THOMPSON, Herbert Hugh, former Chief Technology Officer, Symantec Corporation, US
* TSUNAKAWA, Satoshi, Chairman, Toshiba Corporation, JP
* 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
  WALPORT, Mark,  former Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), UK
  WINCE-SMITH, Deborah L., President & Chief Executive Officer, Council on Competitiveness, US
* YAMANAKA, Shinya, Director and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2012), JP
* YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki, Senior 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
  ZEHNDER, Alexander J.B., President and Founder, Triple Z Ltd.; Member, Board of Trustees, Nanyang Technology University; former President of the ETH Board, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), CH
  ZERHOUNI, Elias A., former President of Global Research & Development, Sanofi SA; former Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), US

67 Council Members from 22 countries and regions, 20 Board Members, 1 Auditor

Getting to STS forum (NPO) Secretariat

By Tokyo Metro (Subway)

From Akasaka-Mitsuke Station on Marunouchi Line /Ginza Line
Take Exit 11 (1 minute on foot)
Take Exit 10 (3 minutes on foot)

From Nagatacho Station on Hanzomon Line/Yurakucho Line/Namboku Line
Take Exit 8 (5 minutes on foot)