Motoyoshi Daizo

Corporate Risk & Audit Officer Motoyoshi Daizo has joined Ernst & Whinney in 1985 after graduating from Claremont McKenna University in Economics and Accounting. He has acquired United States Certified Public Accountant (California). Afterwards, Motoyoshi Daizo obtained Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California. He received MBA from Columbia University. He holds […]

Ken Hokugo

Director, Head of Corporate Governance Director, Hedge Fund Investments Pension Fund Association Ken Hokugo is Director and Head of Corporate Governance at the Pension Fund Association, which is one of the largest public pension funds in Japan, having approximately USD110 billion equivalent in assets under management.  He often speaks at conferences and seminars overseas about […]

Katsuhiko Tanabe

Partner, Tanabe & Partners Outside Director, Azbil Corporation Outside Corporate Auditor, JSP Corporation Corporate Auditor, Katogumi Co., Ltd. Director, Odakyu Zaidan Director, Shoyukai Shougakuzaidan Councilor, Marubun Research Promotion Foundation Supervisors, Japan Federation of Kaigo Business Providers After receiving a degree in law from Tokyo University, Mr. Tanabe first worked at Sumitomo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. […]

Yuji Inoue

Outside Corporate Auditor, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. Mr. Inoue joined Ricoh Co., Ltd. in 1971, and was promoted to General Manager of Finance and Accounting in 1998. In 2000, he was appointed as President and Representative Director of Ricoh Leasing Co., Ltd. as well as Senior Vice President of Ricoh Co., Ltd. Mr. Inoue […]

Janari Tonoike

National Australia Bank  Head of Markets After graduating from Duke University in North Carolina, Ms. Tonoike entered Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York (currently JPMorgan Chase Bank) on September 1984. She completed Morgan’s  Commercial Bank Management Program and was assigned to the Markets Division. For the first 2 years, she was responsible for managing […]

Mikiharu Noma

Professor Hitotsubashi Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy Outside Director, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. Outside Corporate Auditor, Nice Holdings, Inc. Outside Corporate Auditor, DarWin Capital Partners Inc. Member of the Voting Rights Committee, Keystone Partners Co., Ltd. Mikiharu Noma has been an Professor of Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University since April […]

Nobuyuki Hiraizumi

Director, Kajima Corporation Representative Director (Chairman), Kajima Institute of International Peace Consultant, Avant Associates After graduating from the School of Commerce at Waseda University, Mr. Hiraizumi first joined PHP Institute, Inc. , and then in 1984 entered Kajima Corporation. In 1994, he was promoted to Deputy Manager of the Planning Department, a part of the Marketing Division in the […]

Masataka Ueda

Outside Director, McDonald’s Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd. Outside Director, The Higashi-Nippon Bank, Limited Consultant, Scala, Inc. Managing Director, Japan Golf Tour Organization Adviser, Wave Corporation Adviser, MoriX Co., Ltd. Chairman, Eggshell Membrane Association Part-time Professor, Kagawa University After acquiring a BA degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 1979, M. Ueda joined Mitsubishi Bank Limited. […]

Sachiko Ichikawa

Attorney-at-law, Tanabe & Partners After graduating from the Law Department of Tokyo University, Ms. Ichikawa entered Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank.  Upon obtaining accreditation as a lawyer, she entered Tanabe & Partners, where she was active as a specialist in Labor Law issues, counseling corporate clients. After obtaining a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law […]

Nicholas E. Benes

Representative Director, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan Independent Director, ADVANTEST Mr. Benes received his B.A. in political science from Stanford University, and a JD-MBA degree from UCLA. He then worked at JP Morgan for 11 years and went on to lead a path-breaking M&A advisory boutique in Japan, JTP Corporation.  He is an inactive […]