Torkel Patterson is a member of the board of Central Japan Railway Company, which
operates the iconic Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka and which has begun
construction of the world’s first Superconducting Maglev line between Tokyo and
Nagoya. He concurrently is Vice Chairman of the International High Speed Rail
Association, committed to improving high speed rail infrastructure world wide.
Mr. Patterson previously served for more than six years with Raytheon Company,
including more than four years as President, Raytheon International Inc., leading
Raytheon’s international business development. Mr. Patterson also served in a variety of
posts in the U.S. government in three administrations, including Special Assistant to the
President for Asia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, and Senior
Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Patterson is a member of the board of The Northeast Maglev, Pacific Forum CSIS
and the Olmsted Foundation. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval
Academy and was an Olmsted Scholar at the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan.