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Governance & Administration

President

Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

Chairman

Uichiro Niwa, former Japanese Ambassador to China, former President and Chairman of Itochu Corporation, and Visiting Professor of Waseda University

Co-Chairman

Takashi Inoue, Ph.D., President and CEO of Inoue PR/ Visiting Professor of the Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

Senior Board Members (includes President, Chairman, and Co-Chairman)

Dr. Peter Baron, Professor, Founder and Partner of Japan Business Solutions
(former President of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan)
Paul C. LaValla, Ronyca Co. Ltd., General Manager
Takeshi Ueda, Japan Angel Capital Corporation, President

Board Members (in alphabetic order)

Kikuko Harada, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Entrepreneurship Development
Yoshinori Hara, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School of Kyoto University
Masazumi Ishii, Founder & Managing Director of AZCA/ Visiting Professor of the Graduate School of Waseda University
Toichi Kimura, Ph.D., Special Professor of the Graduate School of Kyoto University
Hidemi Kitamura, Visiting Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University
Norio Kitamura, Director, Sanrio Company, LTD. (former Japan Post, Chairman and CEO)
Maki Kumagai, CMO & Director, Kigen Corporation
Mahmud Mavaahebi, Ph.D., Senior IT Consultant
Allen Miner, Chairman, SunBridge
Meiko Nakabayashi, Associate Professor, Waseda University, Associate Director, Global Leadership Program
Kiyoshi Nakamura, Dean, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
Fujio Nishida, Special Adviser, OCTO Corporation (former Chairman of SONY Europe)
Hidemitsu Sasaya, Managing Executive Officer, CSR Department, ITO EN, LTD
Waichi Sekiguchi, Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Kenji Shibuya, Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Shigata, Journalist
Sumio Takeichi, Global Collaboration Center for Life Innovation, General Council
Yoshiharu Takamura, Professor, Department of Town Planning and Design College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
Koji Todoroki, Editorial Department Chief, Shinken Press
Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Kimitaka Yamane, Representative Director, Yamane Hydrogen Energy Research Lab.

Council Members (in alphabetic order)

Paul A. Argenti, Professor, Dartmouth College, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
Eiichi Baba, President and Representative Director, Nikken Gakuin
Haruaki Deguchi, Chairman and Representative Director, Lifenet Insurance Company
Daijiro Hashimoto, Visiting Professor Musashino University (former Governor of Kochi Prefecture)
Yasuo Hayashi, Special Advisor to JETRO (former President, JETRO)
Keikichi Honda, Advisor, Keidanren (former Chairman and Representative Director, Sun Microsystems in Japan)
Kay H Imm, Founder and Chair, KPR & Associates, Inc.
Kazukiyo Ishimura, Managing Committee Member of Shizuoka University (former President, Yamaha)
Yuanli Liu, Professor, Harvard University
Keisuke Otuka, Director, Otsuka Engineering (former Chief Engineer, IHI)
Akihito Tanaka, President, Asia Food Business Association (former Executive Vice President, AEON)
Hironori Yano, Advisor, Central Nippon Expressway (former Managing Director, Keidanren)
Koji Yamazaki, General Secretary, Small Group (former IMF Director)

Auditors (in alphabetic order)

Kenichi Nakano, Partner of the Anderson Mori& Tomotsune, Attorney
Mitsuo Sakamoto, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, CPA

Advisory Board (in alphabetic order)

Jordi Canals, Dean, IESE Business School Edilberto C. de Jesus, Dean, Asia Institute of Management (AIM) Teijiro Furukawa, Domestic and Foreign Policy Center (former Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary) Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman, CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Corporation / Chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives Toru Hashimoto, Advisor, Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) Tetsuo Iwasaki, Chairman, GPI (former Chairman, Senior Vice President, Applied Materials Japan) Teisuke Kitayama, Chairman, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Koji Oboshi, former Chairman, NTT DoCoMo Katsuhiko Shirai, Chairman of the Open University of Japan / former President, Waseda University Yoshihiro Tsurumi, Professor, Graduate School of Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY)

Executive Director

Paul C. LaValla

Deputy Executive Director

Yuhachi Nishigaki

Officer

Shun Yoshida