Keiichi Hirotsune

CEO, Institute of Creative Industries and Culture

After graduating from Ritsumeikan University, Hirotsune joined Nihon Keizai Advertising Co. Ltd. which was one of the group businesses of Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. He was assigned to the creative department and later to the marketing department and the business department. Then he set up Institute of Creative Industries and Culture, Inc. (ICIC) in 2005 and became its CEO. At ICIC, he conducts consultations and organizes plans for town development centering on knowledge cluster aimed at creating industries and culture.