E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Hiroyuki Ishige

Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Former: Advisor to Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.; Vice-Minister for International Affairs (2008), Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); Director-General of the Trade Policy Bureau (2007), the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2006), the Manufacturing Industries Bureau (2004), and Natural Resources and Energy Policy (2003), METI; First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva; Director, GATT Affairs Office in the International Trade Policy Bureau.