Board of Councilors

Name Position
*Albrecht Wagner


Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY

Monte Cassim

Vice-Chair OIST BOC

President, Graduate School of Leadership and Innovation, Shizenkan University

* Yoko Aniya Professor Emeritus, University of Ryukyus
* Akito Arima Chancellor, Musashi Education Institution, Nezu Education Foundation
President, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Mary Collins Provost, OIST
Erik De Schutter Chair of the Faculty Assembly/Council, OIST
Yoshiharu Doi CEO, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
Ralph Eichler Former President, ETH Zurich
Ali Ganjehlou Vice-President for Buildings and Facility Management, OIST
Frederick Gilman Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
Director, McWilliams Center for Cosmology
Yoshikazu Higashi Chairman and CEO of Okinawa Tourist Service
Ryo Hirasawa Chief Director, Institute for Future Engineering
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Member, Administrative Council, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Keith Hodgson Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Tisato Kajiyama Board Chairman and President, Fukuoka Women's University
Former President, Kyushu University
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)
Sachiko Kuno President and CEO of S&R Foundation
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
Lee James O’Riordan Computation Research Scientist, the Irish Center for High-End Computing (ICHEC)
Ken Peach Professor Emeritus, the Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute, Oxford
Milind Purohit Dean of Faculty Affairs, OIST
Jonathan Ray Vice President for Communication and Public Relations, OIST
Masayuki Shibata Vice President for Financial 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
Vice President, Nikkei Science
Fuji Takayasu Former Assistant PR Officer of the US Consulate in Okinawa
Nobuaki Tanaka Former Under Secretary General at the UN Headquarters
CEO, GaiaContact
Moritake Tomikawa Vice Governor, Okinawa Prefectural Government
Gail Tripp Vice President for University Community Services, OIST
Eriko Wauke Principal of Kindergarten, Okinawa AMICUS International
Hideo Yamasaki Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus
Philip Yeo Chairman, EDIS (Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd) & Chairman, Accuron Technologies Ltd  
Keisuke Yoshio Chief Operating Officer, OIST
Jürgen Zöllner Executive Board, Stiftung Charité 

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