Chizuru Suga

Director for Digital Economy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

Chizuru Suga is a policy entrepreneur currently serving as the Counselor for Digital Administrative Reform at the Japanese Digital Agency since 2021. In this role, she is leading a significant regulatory reform effort, orchestrating a one-time revision of 10,000 analog regulations across the government.

Chizuru's impact extends to her role as the Director for Digital Economy at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). She plays a key role in formulating the nationwide comprehensive plan for the Digital Lifeline, contributing to the development of essential public infrastructure for autonomous driving and drone logistics.

Prior to her current roles, Chizuru served as the Founding Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan from 2018 to 2021. Leading a diverse team comprising members from government, local authorities, industries and academia, she directed global projects addressing data governance, smart cities, next-generation mobility, and healthcare.

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