Mr. Seki was appointed as State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry on October 4, 2018.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Seki served as Director of the Liberal Democratic Party's Environment Division. He has held senior posts such as Senior Vice-Minister of Environment and Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry, and has served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party five times.
Mr. Seki was first elected to Japan's House of Representatives in 2005 as a representative of Hyogo's 3rd District. He is currently in his fourth term.
Prior to holding elected office, he worked at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for 17 years.
Mr. Seki graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University's School of Economics in 1989 and earned an MBA from the University of Wales in 2015.
He was born on June 7, 1965.