Former Director of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Hideo Suzuki is Executive Advisor, Nippon Steel Corporation from June 2022. He was Managing Executive Officer of NSC from 2016 to March 2022.
He was Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Cabinet Councilor from 2013 to 2015 and Director-General of Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau from 2012.
He was Director-General of Acquisition Reform, Ministry of Defense, responsible for defense industry, selection of a next generation fighter and reform of the principles of arms exports. He directly advised to Defense Minister on Fukushima No1 Nuclear Plant Accident.
He was Director-General of Department of Multilateral Trade System, and Deputy Director-General for Industrial Finance, and had been responsible for corporate tax reform, competition policy, aircraft and defense industry since he joined METI in 1981.
He was seconded to the British Department of Trade and Industry as Senior Industrial Adviser from 1996 to 1998, and to Ibaraki Prefectural Government as Director-General of the Department of Commerce and Labor from 1999 to 2001.
He was visiting professor of economics of Saitama National University.
He graduated from the University of Kyoto, Faculty of Law in 1981, and was granted MA from Yale University, Graduate School (International Development Economics) in 1988, and LLM from the University of Washington, School of Law in 1989. He was born in Kyoto Japan.
He is an author of “Tax Reform for Revitalizing Japan” in 2007, and “China VS Japan-USA TPP Alliance” in 2016 , and co-author of “Industrial Finance in 21st Century” in 2008.