Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Hiroyuki Ishige received his degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1974. Soon after, he joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. In 2003, he became the Director-General for Natural Resources and Energy Policy. Since then he's held positions of the Director-General of Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Vice-Minister for International Affairs and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations among others.