Board of Councilors

Name Position
*Albrecht Wagner Chair OIST BOC
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY
Monte Cassim Vice-Chair OIST BOC
President, Akita International University
Yuichiro Anzai Senior Advisor of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Mary Collins Provost, OIST
Erik De Schutter Chair of the Faculty Assembly/Council, OIST
Ralph Eichler Former President, ETH Zurich
Miki Fuchibe Chairman, Okinawa Association of Corporate Executives
Frederick Gilman Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
Director, McWilliams Center for Cosmology
Kenji Govaers Senior Partner, Bain & Company, (Tokyo Office)
Gil Granot-Mayer Vice President for Technology Development and Innovation, OIST
Isaku Higa Vice President for Financial Management, OIST
Yoshikazu Higashi Chairman and CEO of Okinawa Tourist Service
Ryo Hirasawa Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Chief Director, Institute for Future Engineering [Senior Researcher, Research Center for Policy Analysis]
Keith Hodgson Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Kiichiro Jahana Vice Governor, Okinawa Prefecture
Daisuke Kan President, Cheerio Corporation
Yoshihisa Kawakami Chair, Okinawa Development Finance Corporation
Tatsuo Kawasaki Co-Founder, Partner & Representative Director, Unison Capital Inc.
Nasser Kazeminy Chairman of the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO)
*Jesper Koll Senior Advisor, Wisdom Tree Investment Inc.
Sachiko Kuno President and CEO of S&R Foundation
Yumi Kuwana Founder & President, GCI Inc. (Global Citizens Initiative)
Faisal Mahmood Assistant Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Masaki Masudo Member, Okinawa Promotion Council, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Special Advisor, Uipath K.K.
Ryo Matsumoto Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Professor, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University
Yoshimi Nagahama Mayor, Onna Village
Tomo Nagase Vice President for Human Resources, OIST
Mitsuru Omine Chairman & CEO, Okinawa Electric Power Company
Ken Peach Professor Emeritus, the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute, Oxford
Milind Purohit Dean of Faculty Affairs, OIST
Jenifer Rogers General Counsel Asia, Asurion Japan Holding G.K.
Scott Rudisel Vice President for Buildings & Facilities Management, OIST
Katsuhiko Shirai Honorary Advisor of Waseda University
Former President, The Open University of Japan
Former President, Waseda University
Former Chairman of Okinawa Development Council
Ulf Skoglund Dean of Graduate School, OIST
David Swinbanks Chairman, Springer Nature, Australia
Founder, Nature Index
Senior Advisor, Digital Science
Former Vice President, Nikkei Science
Nobuaki Tanaka Former Under Secretary General at the UN Headquarters
CEO, GaiaContact
Hideo Yamasaki Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus
Heather Young Vice Presdient for Communication & Public Relations (Acting), OIST
Jürgen Zöllner Executive Board, Stiftung Charité 

* Two persons also serve on the OIST Board of Governors.