Studies at St Gallen University, London School of Economics and Tokyo University. Formerly: Economic Policy Adviser, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Japan; senior positions in banking and development banking covering four continents; senior positions with several GE businesses, BP and Kimberly Clark. CEO and Chairman, MRL Corporation and Non-Executive Chairman, Gasol. Holder of non-executive positions. Member, Global Agenda Council on Energy Security, World Economic Forum. Identified by CNN as a thought leader on emerging markets. On the panel of experts on the Global Exchange programme. Member, Oxford Energy Policy Club.