About the Association

Directors

Chairman
(Senior Executive Board Member)

TOKURA Masakazu Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)

Secretary General
(Senior Executive Board Member)

ISHIGE Hiroyuki Former Chairman of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Deputy Chairman
(Executive Board Member)

MATSUMOTO Masayoshi Chairman, Kansai Economic Federation
OZAKI Hiroshi Chairman, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Kansai Area/ Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
FURUICHI Takeshi Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
TSUKAMOTO Yoshikata Chairman, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
IETSUGU Hisashi Chairman, Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
MIMURA Akio Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
SAKURADA Kengo Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives
YOSHIMURA Hirofumi Governor of Osaka
MATSUI Ichiro Mayor of Osaka
NISAKA Yoshinobu President, Union of Kansai Governments
KUNIBE Takeshi Chairman, Financial Committee, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

Executive Board Member

ASAKAWA Chieko Chief Executive Director, Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
IBM Fellow
IKENOBO Senko Headmaster Designate, Ikenobo
Vice President, Ikenobo Society of Floral Art
IKOMA Kyoco Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
Chief Executive Officer, Proassist, Ltd.
OGAWA Michiko Director, Technics Brand, Kansai External Relations and EXPO Promotion, Panasonic Corporation
Robert CAMPBELL University Professor, Waseda University
KURIHARA Mitsue Vice Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives
Chairman of the Board, Value Management Institute, Inc.
Oussouby SACKO President, Kyoto Seika University
SANO Mayuko Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
TAKAHASHI Masayo President, Vision Care Inc.
TAKEUCHI Noriko Vice Chair of the Board of Councillors, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
President, Congrès Inc.
TERADA Chiyono Chairperson Emeritus, ART CORPORATION
NOZAKI Haruko Chairperson, Sports Promotion Committee, Kansai Economic Federation
Junior Corporate Officer, HORIBA, Ltd.
HASEGAWA Mariko President, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI
HIROSE Kyoko Vice Chairman, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chairman of Business Women’s Club, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President, Hirose Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
FUKUMOTO Tomomi Executive Officer, Suntory Holdings Limited

Deputy Secretary General
(Executive Board Member)

MAEDA Yasuhiro Former Commissioner, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
TAKEUCHI Hiroyuki Former Vice Governor of Osaka
ICHINOKI Manatsu Former Managing Director of Kansai Economic Federation

Auditor

OHARA Masatoshi Managing Partner, Kikkawa Law Offices
NAKATSUKASA Hiroyuki Certified Public Accountant; President, Nakatsukasa Certified Public Accountants Office
(As of 13 september 2021)
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