​Ryo Ishida

​Ryo Ishida

GGF 2030 Working Group on Role of Cities in Global Governance

Ryo Ishida is the managing director and head of global markets at Liquid in Tokyo, where he leads the project to introduce Liquid’s biometric authentication platform to governments and private sector businesses in Japan and Southeast Asia. Most recently, he led the platform installation for the Philippines’ government, the first step in establishing a digital national identification system. Until 2016, Ryo was engagement manager at McKinsey and Company in Tokyo, where he focused on city development and public sector projects. He developed a city planning toolkit suitable for mayors around the world, supported the Japanese ministry in charge of creating a vision and action plan for the 2020 Olympics, and published a report on global affordable housing challenges. He holds a master’s degree in architecture design from the University of Tokyo.