SATOSHI EZOE is the director of the Global Health Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Prior to this, he was in charge of global health as the Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. He started his career at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan in 2002 and since has worked on various issues as Medical Officer as well as Global Health Coordinator. In 2009–2012, he was seconded to the UNAIDS. Dr. Ezoe holds a PhD in Public Health from Juntendo University, an MD from National Saga Medical School, and an MPA/MPH in Global Health from Harvard Kennedy School.