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Council Members

In alphabetical order of countries and of individual names within countries

(* Board Members / ** Auditor)


  ABDOOL KARIM, Quarraisha,  President, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), IO
  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, Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, SA
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, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Government of Mexico, MX
  COLOMBANI, Pascal, Chairman emeritus, Valeo; former Chairman and CEO, Atomic Energy Commission; founding Chairman, Areva; Vice-Chair, French Strategic Council for Research, 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
  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
** FUJIMORI, Yoshiaki, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Oracle Corporation Japan; Senior Executive Advisor, CVC Japan, JP
GÁLVEZ MUÑOZ, Lina, MEP, ITRE committee Vice-Chair, STOA Panel member, European Parliament, ES
  GONOKAMI, Makoto, President, RIKEN; former President and Professor of Physics, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, JP
  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
  HAUG, Gerald H., President, The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, DE
  HILTON, Doug, Chief Executive, CSIRO, AU
**  INAGAKI, Seiji, Director, Chair of the Board, Dai-ichi Life Holdings, JP
  ISARABHAKDI, Supamas, Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, TH
ISHIGURO, Norihiko, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), JP
  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
KADRI, Ilham, Executive Committee Chair, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Chief Executive Officer, Syensqo, BE
  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
* 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
  KONARZEWSKI, Marek, President, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), PL
  KOTANI, Motoko, Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University; President-elect, International Science Council (ISC), JP
KUDELSKI, André, President, Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kudelski Group, CH
* 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
* 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, Mark, Chairman, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), TW
  LIU, Peng, Managing Director, Sinocity Investment Limited, CN
MARKIDES, Karin, President and CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), SE
  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
MITSUISHI, Mamoru, President, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), JP
  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
* NIINAMI, Takeshi, Chairman, KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives); Representative Director, President & CEO, Suntory Holdings Limited, JP
* 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
  RAHIM, Rushdi Abdul, President & Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), MY
  ROBERTS, Richard J., Chief Scientific Officer, New England Biolabs; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1993), UK
* SERAGELDIN, Ismail, Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria, EG
  SILVER, Mariko, President/CEO, Henry Luce Foundation, US
  SMITH, Adrian, President, The Royal Society, UK
  SUGINO, Tsuyoshi, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JP
  TERASHI, Shigeki, Executive Fellow, Toyota Motor Corporation, JP
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, Executive Director, 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
* 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
  ZERHOUNI, Elias A., former President of Global Research & Development, Sanofi SA; former Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), US

 75 Council Members from 25 countries, a region 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)