Tatsuo Masuda, Former Director, IEA and Chairman FairCourt Capital, UK
Tatsuo Masuda is professor at the Graduate School of Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. He is a board member of SOC Corporation in Tokyo, and the advisory board chairman of FairCout Capital in London. He was professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and visiting professor to Paris-University Dauphine.
He was Vice President of Japan National Oil Corporation (JNOC) from 2002 till 2005 after heading the Asia Pacific Energy Research Center (APERC). From 1996 to 2001, he served in Paris as IEA Director responsible for two core areas (oil market and oil security) and supervised the production of the IEA Monthly Oil Market Report.
He started his carrier as diplomat, then joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, where he was involved with energy policy making. He regularly participant in the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, and still contributes to its activity as a member of the Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture.