Prof. Ryokichi Hirono

Graduated in 1958 from the University of Chicago in Economics, worked as research assistant at the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, and as Professor at Seikei University, Tokyo and currently Professor Emeritus, Seikei University. Also, taught at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and worked at senior management posts at the United Nations, UNDP and other international organizations. Served in Japan on several government advisory councils and board of trustees and directors of a number of research institutes, foundations and civil society organizations, including the Chair, Environmental Partnership Council, Japan.