WIPO GREEN Core Committee

The WIPO GREEN Core Committee is a selection of partners from policy, business/finance and technical spheres, gathered to make recommendations on the strategic direction, priority areas and topics, as well as strategic partnerships and operational models to advance the goals of WIPO GREEN.

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Doug Milne

Senior Director, Policy, International Affairs and Research Office at Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Mr Milne’s team at CIPO has worked to move key corporate initiatives in support of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the Government of Canada as a whole. He joined CIPO in 2018 from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), where he held key positions in the Policy, Programs and Operations Branches, as well as in the President’s Office and Minister’s Office, between 2008 and 2018. Mr Milne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Carleton University.

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Edward Mungai

Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)

As a Chief Executive Officer of the KCIC, Mr Mungai contributes to acceleration of the development, deployment and transfer of climate technologies. Mr Mungai is a member of several boards and is a faculty member at Strathmore University Business School, where he teaches Corporate Sustainability and Innovation to executives. Mr Mungai is also an Eisenhower Fellow and the author of Impact Investing in Africa, A Guide to Sustainability for Investors, Institutions, and Entrepreneurs. Before joining KCIC, he was the East Africa Region head for the Danish International Investments Fund.

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Hongxing (Tonny) Xie

Director at Bluetech Clean Air Alliance

An expert in both green technologies and IP strategy, Mr Xie has over 15 years of experience in sustainability, including in the areas of green technology assessment, IP strategic consulting, green patent protection, environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, energy management, and etc. Mr. Xie holds a Master Degree from the Department of Engineering at University of Cambridge.

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Kyoko Izumi

Deputy Head of Global Intellectual Property, Legal, IP & Internal Control Unit at Fujitsu

Ms Izumi joined Fujitsu in 2008 as a patent attorney, and has become the Deputy Head of Global Intellectual Property in 2020. Ms Izumi has led the IP strategies to utilize Fujitsu's IP portfolio and IP analytics for realizing Digital Transformation.

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Marco D'Alessandro

Policy adviser at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

As a policy adviser at the IPI in Bern, Mr D’Alessandro is working on national and international policy issues related to intellectual property and sustainable development. Holding a PhD in natural sciences (chemical ecology), he also has 10 years of experience in policy issues related to biodiversity and biotechnology at the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment.

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Naoto Kuji

Executive managing director of Japan Intellectual Property Association

Former General Manager of the IP division at Honda Motor Co., today Mr Kuji leads the Japan IP Association, with over 1,300 Japanese major company members who file 80% of all Japanese patent applications. He is also a principal of IP*SEVA, an international IP network.

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Rajiv Garg

Regional Manager for Africa and West & Central Asia at the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

CTCN is a program hosted by the UN Environment Programme. Mr Garg has over 26 years of experience on issues related to climate technologies in developing countries. Prior to working for UNEP, he worked for 15 years in the Indian Government on policy issues and led implementation of a number of programmes and initiatives on energy, water management, Remote Sensing and GIS, pollution minimization and control, waste management, EIA, resource efficiency & cleaner production and Green Productivity.

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Takeshi Ueno

Senior Counsel, IP Law at the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

At IBM Mr Ueno holds overall responsibility for all IP matters in Japan.  After joining IBM Japan as Japan Patent Attorney, he also served as Associate Patent Portfolio Manager, including at several IBM locations in New York. He passed the USPTO Patent Bar Exam. He is the former President of the Japan Intellectual Property Association.

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Yuji Toda

Corporate Officer and General Manager of Intellectual Property Division at Hitachi, Ltd

With over 30 years of experience in the field of intellectual property (patent prosecution, patent licensing, IP litigation, and IP strategies), Mr Toda is a member of the government committee on IP Strategy. He also holds the roles of the President of Japan Intellectual Property Association and an advisor of Strategic Task Force Leader Development Program at Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo.