Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Professor Hiroshi Komiyama obtained a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Tokyo. He is a Japanese scientist and engineer, and a global authority on sustainability. His major fields of research include environmental engineering, advanced materials science and knowledge sharing. He is the former President of the University of Tokyo, Chairman of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, and also an advisor to the Japanese government on subjects ranging from education to aging. In 2010 he founded the Platinum Network to achieve a sustainable society that solves environmental, aging, educational and economic issues. He received Ordine Della Stella Della Solidarieta’Italiana, Ministry of International Affairs and Communications for INFO-Communications Promotion Month, the Prime Minister's Commendations for Contributors to Promote the country as a "Maritime Nation", MBR Knowledge Award and others.