Will oil prices keep climbing?

Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Executive Director, IEA

1950 – Born in Japan
1972 – Graduates, university of Tokyo
1979 – MBA, case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
1973 – Joins ministry of economy, trade and industry, Japan
1989 – Deputy director, directorate for science, technology and industry, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
1992 – Director, directorate for science, technology and industry, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
1995 – Returns to ministry of economy, trade and industry, and serves in a number of high-ranking positions
1998 – Minister for industry, trade and energy, embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.
2000 – Executive vice president, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
2002 – Director general, multilateral trade system department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2004 – Director for science, technology and industry, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
2007 – Executive director, International Energy Agency

The 4th International Energy Week Conference and the 9th Russian Oil and Gas Week Conference are being held at the Moscow World Trade Centre this week. Nobuo Tanaka, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, which is based in Paris and advises member governments on energy policy, is attending the conferences. Today he is the guest on Spotlight.