Ken is the FAO Representative for Bhutan and Nepal. Prior to this appointment, Ken worked as the FAO Representative for Papua New Guinea. He has 24 years of experience in food security, agricultural and rural development, natural resources management, climate change, disaster risk reduction and emergency coordination, primarily with FAO and other UN agencies in Asia and the Pacific as well as the Caribbean. Ken is from Japan, and holds a Masters in Environmental Planning from Cornell University in the USA.