About RIKEN

Executive Directors

President Hiroshi Matsumoto

Appointed

April 1, 2015

Previous appointments

2008 President, Kyoto University
1987 Professor, Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University
1981 Associate Professor, Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University
1967 Assistant Professor, Kyoto University

Executive Director Yoichiro Matsumoto

Appointed

April 1, 2015

Previous appointments

2009 Vice President, The University of Tokyo
2006 Dean, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1992 Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1977 Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Mutsuhiro Arinobu

Executive Director Mutsuhiro Arinobu

Appointed

October 24, 2014

Previous appointments

2010 Comptroller, University of Tokyo
2009 Executive Director, Yokohama National University
2008 Adviser, Toshiba Corporation
2003 Corporate Vice President, Toshiba Corporation

Executive Director Shigeo Koyasu

Appointed

April 1, 2015

Previous appointments

2014 Director, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science (IMS)
2013 Acting Director, RIKEN IMS
1995 Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Keio University School of Medicine
1990 Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
1988 Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School
1981 Research Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
Shuichiro Itakura

Executive Director Shuichiro Itakura

Appointed

April 1, 2017

Previous appointments

2015 Deputy Director-General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2015 Director, Policy Division, Minister's Secretariat, MEXT
2010 Director, Knowledge Infrastructure Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
2007 Director for Resource Allocation and International Affairs, Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office
2002 Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
1998 First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in France
1985 Entered Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Science and Technology Agency (STA)
Motoko Kotani

Executive Director Motoko Kotani

Appointed

April 1, 2017

Previous appointments

2016 Executive Members of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
2012 Director, Advanced Institute for Materials Research,
Mathematical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
2004 Professor, Mathematical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
1999 Associate Professor, Mathematical Institute, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
1993 Visiting Researcher, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
1990 Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Toho University
Itaru Shimizu

Auditor Itaru Shimizu

Appointed

October 1, 2011

Previous appointments

2011 Senior partner, Public Center, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
2003 Director, Public Center, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
松尾康博

Auditor Yasuhiro Matsuo

Appointed

October 1, 2015

Previous appointments

2013 Advisor, Komatsu Ltd.
2011 Executive Officer, President, Quality Assurance Division, Komatsu. Ltd.
2008 President, Quality Assurance Division, Komatsu. Ltd.
2005 General Manager, Quality Assurance Division, Komatsu. Ltd.