Directors

Chairperson
(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 Chairperson
(Executive Board Member)

MATSUMOTO Masayoshi Chairman, Kansai Economic Federation
TORII Shingo Chairperson, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Kansai Area/ Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
KAKUMOTO Keiji Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
TSUKAMOTO Yoshikata Chairman, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
KAWASAKI Hiroya Chairman, Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
KOBAYASHI Ken Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
NIINAMI Takeshi Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives
YOSHIMURA Hirofumi Governor of Osaka
YOKOYAMA Hideyuki Mayor of Osaka
MIKAZUKI Taizo President, Union of Kansai Governments
KUNIBE Takeshi Chairman, Financial Committee, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
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
Oussouby SACKO Kyoto Seika University
Former President
Director, Integrated Research Organization Professor, Faculty of Human Environment Design Program

Executive Board Member

OGAWA Michiko Director in charge of Kansai External Relations and EXPO
Promotion, Director in charge of Technics Brand,
Panasonic Holdings Corporation
Robert CAMPBELL University Professor, Waseda University
KURIHARA Mitsue Vice Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives
Chairman of the Board, Value Management Institute, Inc.
SANO Mayuko Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
SAWADA Takuko Vice Chair, Kansai Economic Federation
Director and Vice Chairperson of the Board, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
TERADA Chiyono Chairperson Emeritus, ART MOVING COMPANY Co., Ltd.
TRAUDEN Naomi Model/TV Personality
PR Ambassador for Sustainability of MOE Japan
NOZAKI Haruko Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University
NODA Yumiko Vice Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Chairman, Veolia Japan GK
HIROSE Kyoko Vice-Chair, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chairperson of Business Women’s Club, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President, Hirose Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
FOLEY Junko Managing Directors, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
President,Daidomon Co., Ltd.
FUKUMOTO Tomomi Advisor,CSR Ambassador, Suntory Holdings Limited
Managing Director
SUNTORY FOUNDATION for ARTS
MITARAI Tamako President, Kesennuma Knitting Co., Ltd.
YOSHINO Tomoko President, Japanese Trade Union Confederation

Deputy Secretary General
(Executive Board Member)

ONO Heihachiro Former Executive Vice President, POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Ministry of Finance, JAPAN
TAKASHINA Jun Former Director General Secretariat of the Headquarters for the World Expo2025,Cabinet Secretariat
TOGAWA Naomasa Former Director-General of the Kinki Regional Development Bureau
TANAKA Seigo 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 14 december 2023)