Nobu Okada

Chief Executive Officer, Astroscale

1995, Bachelor’s in Population Genetics, University of Tokyo; 2001, MBA, Krannert School of Business, Purdue University. Formerly: with McKinsey & Company and the Japanese Ministry of Finance; managed IT companies in Japan, China, India and Singapore, one of which had a successful IPO. 2013, founded Astroscale in Singapore in 2013 to address growing threat of space debris by incubating removal technologies while arousing a passion for space exploration among ordinary citizens.