Nobuo Tanaka

Nobuo Tanaka
  • Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability
    The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

Degree in Economics, University of Tokyo; MBA, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, US. 1973, with Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Tokyo; 1989, Deputy Director then 1992, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD; 1995, rejoined METI including: Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, led many trade negotiations with World Trade Organization, worked on formulating international strategy and coordinating domestic environment policy and energy policy in Kyoto COP 3 negotiation; 1998-2000, Minister for Industry, Trade and Energy, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC; Director, Science, Technology and Industry, OECD; 2007-11, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA); since 2011 Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ).