Yasuo Ishii

Yasuo Ishii

Senior Vice President
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

As of April 1, 2024, Mr. ISHII Yasuo was appointed as JAXA Senior Vice President.

Prior to this, Mr. Ishii was JAXA Vice President. Mr. Ishii has held a number of senior management positions at JAXA, including Director of Strategic Planning and Management Department, Director of Research Strategy Department, Director of Management and Integration Department at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), and Director of Bonn Office in Germany.

Mr. Ishii joined JAXA (formerly the National Space Development Agency of Japan) in 1986 and started his career as an engineering researcher in thermal and structural engineering for space systems. He then worked as a project engineer for the development of the Manipulator Flight Demonstration on the Space Shuttle (STS-85) and the Japanese Experiment Module, KIBO. He worked as a sub-project manager of earth observation satellites, as well.

Mr. Ishii received his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1984 and 1986, respectively.

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