Chizuru Suga

Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan

MBA, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in Law, the University of Tokyo.
Chizuru joined the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), where she developed policy expertise in a range of fields related to technology and regulation. Most recently, she spearheaded initiatives on market-regulation reforms in Finance, Education and Healthcare as Chief Deputy Director of the ministry’s Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group.
An interest in smarter, more agile governance has shaped Chizuru’s career. At METI, she led a team of 30 young bureaucrats to form a series of bold policy recommendations toward a sustainable ageing society. Their project report, ‘Anxious Individuals, Nation at a Standstill’ recorded 1.5 million unique downloads and resulted in two published books. The ‘young generation projects’ became widely spread through ministries, local governments and companies in Japan.
At the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, Chizuru oversees a team of more than two dozen full-time staff and Fellows engaged in projects related to healthcare data policy next-generation mobility, smart cities and other fields.