- Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, Director, Center for Global Commons
- University of Tokyo
Dr. Naoko Ishii is a professor and executive vice president at the University of Tokyo, where she is also an inaugural director for the Center for Global Commons, of which mission is to catalyze systems change so that humans can achieve sustainable development within planetary boundaries. Before joining the university in 2020, Dr. Ishii served the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as CEO and chairperson. She holds a B.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in international development, both from the University of Tokyo. She published several books among which two are awarded by academic prizes.