The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Noboru Nakatani

Executive Director, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation

Mr Nakatani has been the Executive Director of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore since April 2012. The IGCI, as a research and development facility for the identification of crimes and criminals, provides innovative training and operational support for law enforcement across the globe, especially in the field of technology-enabled crime.

Mr Nakatani previously held the post of Director of Information Systems and Technology at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters (2008-2011), overseeing the development of innovative IT services for the global law enforcement community. He also served as Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Financial and High Tech Crime (2007-2008) where he specialized in cybercrime and cyber security issues. Mr Nakatani holds the rank of Commissioner at the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan.

Prior to his secondment to INTERPOL, Mr Nakatani was Special Advisor to the Commissioner General of the NPA of Japan and Director of the Transnational Organized Crime Office (2011), where he was in charge of supervising major transnational organized crime investigations as well as the formulation of strategic priorities at the national level. Mr Nakatani was also the Senior Assistant Director for Cyber Crime Division of the NPA (2004-2007). His work in this position included responsibility for policy and planning in the area of cybercrime across the nation. For example, he initiated the establishment of the Internet Hotline Center as one of the cornerstone measures to combat cybercrime, as well as represented the National Police Agency to the G8 Rome/Lyon High Tech Crime Sub-Group.

Mr Nakatani joined the NPA as a fast-track officer in April 1993, and has held various posts, such as the Executive Officer to the Minister of State and the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission (2001–2002).

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