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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
  AL-KHOWAITER, Ahmad, CTO, Saudi Aramco, SA
ANZAI, Yuichiro, CEO, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research; Senior Advisor, Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JP
BECKER, Katja, President, German Research Foundation (DFG), DE
  BLANCO MENDOZA, Herminio, President, IQOM, Inteligencia Comercial; former Minister of Trade and Industry, MX
  CARROZZA, Maria Chiara, President, National Research Council (Cnr); former Minister of Education, University and Research, IT
  CASAUBON, Marcelo Luis Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Government of Mexico, MX
  CHAN, Lai Fung, Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SG
  CHUBAYS, Anatoly B., former Special Presidential Representative for Relations with International Organisations, Russian Federation; former Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation, RU
  CHUCHOTTAWORN, Pailin, Deputy Minister of Transport, TH
  COLOMBANI, Pascal, Vice-Chair, French Strategic Council for Research; Honorary Chairman, 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
DIRKS, Nicholas B.,

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


  DUSZYŃSKI, Jerzy, President, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), PL
* DVORKOVICH, Arkady, former Chairman, Skolkovo Foundation; former Deputy Prime Minister, Russian Federation, RU
EHLER, Christian, Chair, Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), European Parliament, IO
  FISCHER, Alain, President, French Academy of Sciences, FR
  FUCHS, Alain, President, Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres), FR
  FUJII, Teruo, President, The University of Tokyo, JP
* FUJIKI, Kanji, Executive Director, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), JP
** FUJIMORI, Yoshiaki, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Oracle Corporation Japan; Senior Executive Advisor, CVC Japan, JP
  GLUCKMAN, Peter, International Science Council (ISC); former Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, IO
  GONOKAMI, Makoto, President, RIKEN; former President and Professor of Physics, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, JP
* GRUSS, Peter, former 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, Director General, Strategic Center of Biomedical Advanced Vaccine Research and Development for Preparedness and Response:SCARDA, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), JP
  HANDOKO, Laksana Tri, Chairman, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), ID
  HARA, George, Chairman, The Alliance Forum Foundation; Special Adviser, Cabinet Office of Japan, JP
  HASHIMOTO, Kazuhito, President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); former 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), IO
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
  INAN, Umran S., President, Koç University, TR
  ISHII, Naoko, Executive Vice President, Director of Center for Global Commons, Professor of Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo; former CEO, Global Environment Facility (GEF), JP
  ISHIMURA, Kazuhiko, President, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), JP
  JOHNSON, Ray O., Chief Executive Officer, Technology Innovation Institute; former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
  KABAT, Pavel, Secretary-General, International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), FR
* KAILI, Eva, Member, European Parliament, IO
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
* KLEINER, Matthias, Professor, Technical University of Dortmund; former 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
  KOTANI, Motoko, Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University; President-elect, International Science Council (ISC), JP
* 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
  LAOTHAMATAS, Anek, Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, TH
* LIM, Chuan Poh, Chairman of the Board, Singapore Food Agency (SFA); former Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SG
  LIMPIJUMNONG, Sukit, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), TH
  LIU, Peng, Managing Director, Sinocity Investment Limited, CN
  MARSHALL, Larry, Chief Executive, CSIRO, AU
  MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi, Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies; former 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., Deputy Director for Research, Biosphere2 and Professor of Physics, University of Arizona; Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, Emerita, Harvard University, US
* NAGAI, Ryozo, President, Jichi Medical University, JP
* NEMER, Mona, Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada, CA
* NURSE, Paul, Director and Chief Executive, The Francis Crick Institute; former President, The Royal Society; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2001), UK
  NZIMANDE, Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade", Minister, Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, ZA
  OHNO, Hideo, President, Tohoku University, 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
  QUIRION, Remi, Chief Scientist, Fonds de recherche du Québec, CA
  RIZA, M. Sc., Hammam, Principal Expert Engineer, Research Organization in Assessment and Application of Technology (OR-PPT), National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), 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
* SERAGELDIN, Ismail, Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria, EG
  SMITH, Adrian, President, The Royal Society, UK
  SUGINO, Tsuyoshi, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JP
  SULAIMAN, Mohd Yusoff, President & Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), MY
THOMPSON, Herbert Hugh, Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital Partners; former Chief Technology Officer, Symantec Corporation, US
* TOKURA, Masakazu, Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation); Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., JP
TSUCHIYA, Sadayuki, Senior Adviser, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum); former Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Peru; former Vice Minister, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), JP
* TSUNAKAWA, Satoshi, former Chairperson, Board of Directors, Toshiba Corporation, JP
* UCHIYAMADA, Takeshi, former Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation, JP
* WALLBERG, Harriet, Professor and former President, Karolinska Institutet, SE
  WALPORT, Mark, Foreign Secretary, The Royal Society; former Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), UK
  WINCE-SMITH, Deborah L., President & Chief Executive Officer, Council on Competitiveness, US
  YOO, Ook Joon, President, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology(KAST), KR
* YOSHIKAWA, Hiroyuki, President, International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo; 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

 85 Council Members from 32 countries and International Organizations, 23 Board Members, 2 Auditors

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)