Board of Governors

The Board of Governors, which consists of world-renowned scientists including Nobel Laureates, oversees the implementation of business conducted by the corporation.

Chair

Dr. Cherry Murray

U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

Vice-Chair

Dr. Akito Arima

Dr. Akito Arima

President, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Chancellor, Musashi Education Institution, Nezu Education Foundation
Director, Science Museum
Former Minister, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture
Former President, University of Tokyo
Former President, RIKEN
Order of Culture “Bunkakunsho” from the Emperor of Japan, 2010

Members

Dr. Yoko Aniya

Dr. Yoko Aniya

Professor Emeritus, University of the Ryukyus 

Dr. Robert Baughman

Dr. Robert Baughman

Executive Vice President for Technology Development and Innovation/Vice-CEO/Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Dr. Curtis Callan

Dr. Curtis Callan

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Princeton University

Dr. Rita Colwell

Dr. Rita Colwell

Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Former Director, US National Science Foundation

Dr. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

Mr. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, Axilor Ventures

Dr. Peter Gruss

Dr. Peter Gruss

President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Dr. Jerome Friedman

Dr. Jerome Friedman

1990 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Serge Haroche

Dr. Serge Haroche

2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor Emeritus at Collège de France

Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto

Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto

President, National Institute for Materials Science

Dr. Motoko Kotani

Dr. Motoko Kotani

Director, WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University

Dr. VijayRaghavan Krishnaswamy

Dr. VijayRaghavan Krishnaswamy

Principal Scientific Advisor, the Government of India

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Former President, the Science Council of Japan

Dr. Erwin Neher

Dr. Erwin Neher

1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Emeritus Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Dr. Ryoji Noyori

Dr. Ryoji Noyori

2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Director-General of Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Mr. Koji Omi

Mr. Koji Omi

Chairman of Science and Technology Society Forum
Former Minister of Finance
Former Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territory Affairs, and Science and Technology Policies
Former Minister of State for Economic Planning

Dr. Albrecht Wagner

Dr. Albrecht Wagner

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY