NARO Executive Board

(Updated on April 1, 2022)

President

KYUMA Kazuo

Appointment Date April 1, 2018
Tenure March 31, 2026
Career Profile
Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office

Senior Vice-President

NAKATANI Makoto

Appointment Date April 1, 2018
Tenure March 31, 2026
Career Profile
April 1981 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
April 2012 Senior Director, Research and Development, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, MAFF
October 2017 Lecturer (non-tenured), Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry, Hosei University

Vice-President (Strategy, Organization, Budgeting, Management)

SHIRATANI Eisaku

Appointment Date October 1, 2018
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1984 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
April 2018 Director, Institute for Rural Engineering,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Vice-President (General Affairs, Financial Affairs, Digitalization)

TAKEDA Shuichi

Appointment Date April 1, 2022
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1988 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
August 2020 Deputy Director, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau
March 2022 Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Vice-President (Seedling Management, Business Development)

SAKAIDA Teruya

Appointment Date April 1, 2022
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1989 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
August 2020 Deputy Director, Kanto Agricultural Administration Bureau

Vice-President (Evaluation, Public Relations, International Collaboration ・ SDGs)

KATSUTA Masumi

Appointment Date April 1, 2018
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1981 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
April 2016 Director, Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Vice-President (Human Resources, Human Resource Development)

MIZUMACHI Koko

Appointment Date April 1, 2020
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1985 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
April 2018 Director, Western Region Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Vice-President (Core Technology)

NAKAKAWAJI Tetsuo

Appointment Date April 1, 2022
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
Director / Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Institute
April 2021 Director, Research Center for Agricultural Information Technology, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Vice-President (Research Promotion Ⅰ, Intellectual Property・International Standardization)

MATSUDA Atsuro

Appointment Date April 1, 2018
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
General Manager, Animal Nutrition Division, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

Vice-President (Research PromotionⅡ )

YUKAWA Tomoyuki

Appointment Date April 1, 2022
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1985 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
April 2019 Director, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
April 2021 Director, Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Vice-President (Research PromotionⅢ)

KADOWAKI Koh-ichi

Appointment Date April 1, 2018
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1984 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
October 2011 Director, Institute of Crop Science,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
April 2014 Director, Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
April 2016 Director, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences,
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Vice-President (Research Promotion Ⅳ)

IDE Makoto

Appointment Date April 1, 2022
Tenure March 31, 2024
Career Profile
April 1985 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
April 2019 Director, Kyushu-Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
April 2021 Director-General, Administrative Headquarters, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

Corporate Auditor

NAKANE Hiroyuki

Appointment Date June 27, 2018
Tenure Until the date of approval of financial statements for the FY 2025
Career Profile
Executive Officer, SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd.

Corporate Auditor

AOTA Hiroshi

Appointment Date June 27, 2018
Tenure Until the date of approval of financial statements for the FY 2025
Career Profile
Chief Auditor, Norinchukin Bank JF Marine Bank Department

Corporate Auditor

MASUI Kunimitsu

Appointment Date June 23, 2021
Tenure Until the date of approval of financial statements for the FY 2025
Career Profile
April 1992 Joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
October 2020 Counselor, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
May 2021 Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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