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Council Members

In alphabetical order of countries and of individual names within countries

(* Board Members / ** Auditor)

  ABDUL HAMID, Zakri Joint Chairman, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, 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 and Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JP
  ARIMA, Akito Chancellor, Musashi Academy of the Nezu Foundation; former Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture; former President, The University of Tokyo, JP
  BLANCO MENDOZA, Herminio Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Soluciones Estratégicas; President (Chairman), IQOM Inteligencia Comercial, MX
  CAMPBELL, Donald W. Senior Strategy Advisor, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, CA
  CANDEL, Sébastien President, French Academy of Sciences, FR
  CARTY, Arthur J. Inaugural Executive Director Retired, University of Waterloo, CA
  CHUBACHI, Ryoji President, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), JP
  CHUBAYS, Anatoly B. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RUSNANO Management Company LLC, RU
  CHUCHOTTAWORN, Pailin Deputy Minister of Transport, TH
  CLARK, Megan Advisory Board Member, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, AU
  COLOMBANI, Pascal Honorary Chairman and Corporate Director, VALEO SA, FR
  COLWELL, Rita R. 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
  CONNELLY, Jr. Thomas M., Executive Director and CEO, American Chemical Society; former Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont, US
  DIJKGRAAF, Robbert Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), US
  DUSZYŃSKI, Jerzy President, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), PL
* 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
  GOLDIN, Daniel S. Founder & CEO, Knuedge; former NASA Administrator, US
  GREGORIAN, Vartan President, Carnegie Corporation of New York, US
  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
  HACKER, Jörg President, The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, DE
  HAMAGUCHI, Michinari President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JP
  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 President, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS), SD
  HOFFMANN, Jules Alphonse Member, French Academy of Sciences; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2011), FR
* 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
  HOLT, Jr., Rush D. Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, US
  HÜTTL, Reinhard F. Chairman, Euro-CASE; Vice President, acatech (German Academy of Science and Engineering), DE
* ISHIGE, Hiroyuki Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), JP
  JOHNSON, Ray O. Executive in Residence, Bessemer Venture Partners; former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
  KAGERMANN, Henning President, acatech (German Academy of Science and Engineering), DE
  KAZAO, Yukihiko Director General, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), JP
  KING, David  former Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Government, UK
  KIRLOSKAR, Vikram S. Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM), IN
* KLEINER, Matthias President, Leibniz Association, DE
  KOANANTAKOOL, Thaweesak Advisor and former President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), TH
* 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
  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, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SG
  LIU, Peng Managing Director, Sinocity Investment Limited, CN
  MAESINCEE, Suvit Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), TH
  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
  McBEAN, Gordon Professor Emeritus, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Western University, CA
* 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
  MURRAY, Cherry A. Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy (on sabbatical leave), John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University; Visiting Professor of Physics (visiting on sabbatical), University of Arizona; Director, Office of Science, United States Department of Energy, US
* NAKANISHI, Hiroaki Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); Chairman of the Board, Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., JP
  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 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
* OMI, Koji Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum); former Minister of Finance, JP
  PALIS, Jr., Jacob former President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), BR
  PANDOR, Grace Naledi  Minister of Higher Education and Training, ZA
  PRIYANTO, Unggul Chairman, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), ID
* RAMAKRISHNAN, Venki President, The Royal Society; Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009), UK
  RIETSCHEL, Ernst Th. European Affairs Representative, acatech (German Academy of Science and Engineering), DE
  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
  RÜBIG, Paul 1st Vice-Chair, Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), European Parliament, AT
  RUBINSTEIN, Ellis President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), US
* SAKAKIBARA, Sadayuki Honorary Chair, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), 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
* TANAKA, Satoshi Executive Director, Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), 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 Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), UK
  WAMBUGU, Florence M. Chief Executive Officer, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), KE
  WINCE-SMITH, Deborah L. President & Chief Executive Officer, Council on Competitiveness, US
  YAMAGIWA, Juichi President, Kyoto University; President, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), JP
* YAMANAKA, Shinya Director and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2012), JP
  YONEKURA, Hiromasa Counsellor, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., 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
  ZEHNDER, Alexander J.B. President and Founder, Triple Z Ltd.; 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

86 Council Members from 28 countries and regions, 24 Board Members, 1 Auditor