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.


Michitaka Nakatomi

Consulting Fellow, RIETI

Special Advisor to Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); Principal Trade Negotiator, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Former: Senior Fellow, RIETI; Director-General for International Trade Policy, METI; Deputy Director General, Economic Affairs Bureau of MOFA; Counsellor, Japanese Mission to Geneva; First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the U.S. Served as Japanese negotiator in Information Technologies Agreement (ITA), 5 FTAs (Mexico, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Switzerland) and Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).