Mr. Hiroshi Maruyama is the President of Japan International Transport Institute (JITI). Prior to the assumption of the current position, he worked as the Vice-Minister for International Affairs of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), where he had held many important positions since his joining in 1972.
As the Vice-Minister, he devoted himself to various international transportation issues including international transportation security. He took a lead to hold the Ministerial Conference on International Transport Security in Tokyo in January 2006.
Mr. Maruyama witnessed the privatization of the subway in Tokyo and the foundation of Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. in 2004 as the Director-General of the Railway Bureau. He also has plenty of experiences in policy coordination in overall transportation issues as the Director-General of Policy Bureau and Director-General for Policy Planning.
Mr. Maruyama has had a diplomatic career at the Embassy of Japan in France.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo in 1972.