External speakers

Hiroo Inoue

Director General, Brussels Office, Japan External Trade Organization

Mr. Hiroo INOUE is Director General of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and Executive Director of JMCTI (Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment) Brussels offices.

Mr. Inoue joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan in 1994 and has worked in different positions mainly in the fields such as international trade negotiation, energy and environment policy, and revitalization of Japanese economy.
Prior to assuming his current post in 2017, he was Director of Industrial Revitalization Division from 2015 to 2017 in charge of framing the growth strategy of Japanese government.
In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, as Director of Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters in the Cabinet Office of Japan, he contributed to the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture severely damaged by the accident of nuclear power plants between 2012 and 2015.

Mr. Inoue holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from University of Tokyo and a Midcareer Master in Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.