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Hirokazu Kobayashi

Senior Research Fellow


MSc in Finance
London Business School


MPhil in European Studies
The University of Cambridge


Bachelor of Law
The University of Tokyo

Sep 2020 to present             

Chair for Special Task Force of Dialogue for Innovative and Sustainable Growth,
ASEAN-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC)

July 2019 to present  

Special Advisor to the Minister, METI
Regional Head, Asia Pacific

Executive Director
JETRO Singapore

January 2018  

Senior Director for Automotive Industry’s Competitiveness
Head of the Future Mobility Project Team Manufacturing Industry Bureau, METI

July 2014   

Director of Nuclear Waste Management Division Electricity and Gas Industry Department,
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI

August 2013 

Director of Human Resource Management Office
Secretarial Division, Minister’s Secretariat, METI

April 1996

Joined Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan
Involved in various projects including; WTO negotiations, Mid-term national energy policy planning, Countermeasure-planning for climate change, etc.