Company: Osaka City
Family Name: Fukano
Given Name: Hiroyuki
Organization: Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: Fukano spent most of his career as a bureaucrat in the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry before shifting to the major trading company Itochu in 2013. He is regarded as an expert on business start-ups and the creation of new industries. He is the first former bureaucrat to hold the position of co-chairman of Kansai Association of Corporate Executives in 32 years.