ABOUT GLOBIS

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Yoshito Hori

Yoshito Hori

President, GLOBIS University
Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, received accreditation from the Japanese Ministry of Education and gained “university” status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.

A Harvard MBA graduate and former Sumitomo Corporation employee, Mr. Hori founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of Asia Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori is a trustee of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), and serves as co-chair of WEF’s Global Growth Companies.

In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum. This led to the foundation of G1 Institute in 2013, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

Just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011, Mr. Hori launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas. The following year Project KIBOW was incorporated as the KIBOW Foundation, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

An avid enthusiast of the Japanese game Go since age 40, Mr. Hori has been Director of the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) since June 2013.

Since October 2013, Mr. Hori has hosted a weekly TV program in Japan called Nippon Mirai Kaigi (Japan Future Conference). He has authored several books including Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies, Six Dimensions of Life, and My Personal Mission Statement.

Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.


Yosuke Inoue

Yosuke Inoue

Managing Director, GLOBIS Corporate Education

Since joining GLOBIS, Mr. Yosuke Inoue has provided consulting and training programs for corporate clients in a broad spectrum of industries as a member of GLOBIS Corporate Education (GCE). When the GLOBIS Nagoya Office was launched, Mr. Inoue led the opening of the GLOBIS Management School (GMS) Nagoya Campus. He subsequently served as Director of GCE before assuming his current position of GCE Managing Director. Additionally, as head of the research and development group for the new business and venture company creation field, he is involved in instructor training and content development. Mr. Inoue also lectures on “Leadership,” “Creativity,” and “Innovation” at GLOBIS University and in corporate training programs. As an instructor, he also leads consulting sessions aimed at formulating new business proposals for major corporations.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Mr. Inoue worked for a consumer products maker where he was involved in operational management at a Chinese factory for the overseas division and sales and marketing for the domestic division.

Mr. Inoue graduated from the Faculty of Law at Gakushuin University. He has completed the IEP (International Executive Programme) course at INSEAD, France, and the HPL (High Performance Leadership) course at IMD, Switzerland.


Eiji Kamada

Eiji Kamada

Chief Leadership Officer (CLO)
Managing Director, GLOBIS Corporate Education

Mr. Eiji Kamada is Chief Leadership Officer (CLO) and Managing Director of GLOBIS Corporate Education. Prior to assuming this position, he served as Managing Director in charge of Group human resources, General Manager of the Nagoya Office, Company President of the organizational learning business and Managing Director of the Corporate Administration Division for GLOBIS. Additionally, as a lecturer, Mr. Kamada teaches leadership courses at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, the GLOBIS Management School, and in corporate training programs. He has written Leadership through Self-discipline (Diamond Inc.).

Before joining GLOBIS in 1999, Mr. Kamada worked at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB), where he was involved in corporate marketing and provided support to corporate customers in the areas of growth strategy and structural reform. He also handled business process reengineering for the Bank's System Planning Division and was responsible for hiring and skills development for the Personnel Division. At LTCB Trust Company, he supervised management as head of the Marketing Division.

Mr. Kamada graduated from Hokkaido University with a degree in economics. He has completed the CSEP (Columbia Senior Executive Program)course at Columbia Business School, US.


Soichi Kariyazono

Soichi Kariyazono

Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Mr. Soichi Kariyazono is a founding Partner of the Apax GLOBIS Japan Fund and previously served as fund manager of the firm's first venture capital fund, the GLOBIS Incubation Fund. At GLOBIS Capital Partners, Mr. Kariyazono is responsible for managing approximately 50 billion yen in funds entrusted by institutional investors worldwide, and for providing comprehensive support encompassing human resources, funding and management know-how to promising venture businesses in Japan.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Mr. Kariyazono worked for the Management Consulting Division of the Sanwa Research Institute Corporation. He has authored three Japanese books on entrepreneurial strategy.

Mr. Kariyazono received a BA in Law from Keio University in Japan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business.


Tomoko Kimijima

Tomoko Kimijima

Head, Faculty Office, GLOBIS
Managing Director, GLOBIS

When Ms. Tomoko Kimijima first joined GLOBIS she was in charge of graduate school establishment and program development for the current Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. She then supervised graduate school program development and served as director of corporate training before assuming her current position as faculty director, where she oversees research and development activities and faculty development in the faculty department. As an instructor, she teaches thinking and human resource management. As the leader of the human resources management and organizational behavior research group, she is involved in research related mainly to female labor and human resource management at Japanese companies. She is a member of the Career Design Institute-Japan.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Ms. Kimijima worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company Inc., where she provided consulting services related to business analysis and strategic planning, marketing strategy development, cost reduction, and business management system creation to public institutions and companies in a wide range of fields including food products, communications, pharmaceuticals, and finance.

A graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at International Christian University, Ms. Kimijima received an MA from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo and an MBA in Career Studies from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Hosei University.


Toru Takahashi

Toru Takahashi

Managing Director, GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Managing Director, GLOBIS Thailand Co. Ltd.

Mr. Toru Takahashi serves as the representative director of Singapore-based GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., a GLOBIS subsidiary providing human resources development and organizational change services to the Asian region. He also lectures on topics such as “Global Perspective” and “Globalization Strategy” in the GLOBIS University Graduate School of Management’s MBA program (offered in both English and Japanese). Additionally, as a corporate training instructor, he leads seminars on a range of topics, including establishing corporate strategy/philosophy during overseas expansion, and strategy formulation, problem-solving, and leadership related to the localization of overseas sites. Mr. Takahashi also serves as the representative director of GLOBIS Thailand Co. Ltd.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, after graduating from university, Mr. Takahashi was employed by Marubeni Corporation. At Marubeni, he was primarily involved in developing overseas businesses with machinery manufacturers. During his seven-year overseas assignment period at Marubeni, he participated in infrastructure development projects in Iran and was subsequently engaged in a wider range of businesses at Marubeni’s regional headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Belgium. His duties there included launching business projects, as well as providing management support, and financing for invested companies and business partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.He has written a GLOBIS MBA Management BookⅡ in a joint work note.

Mr. Takahashi graduated from Sophia University with a degree in economics and took part in the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Yoshihiko Takubo

Yoshihiko Takubo

Dean, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University (Japanese) Executive Trustee, Educational Corporation of GLOBIS University

At the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University and GLOBIS Management School, Mr. Yoshihiko Takubo is currently involved in project planning, management, research, and other activities. Mr. Takubo also teaches Analytical Skill and Leadership Development courses at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, and corporate training seminars. He also serves as Officer of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Educational Issues at the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (2012), as well as outside director of a venture company. He also serves on the board of a nonprofit organization. Mr. Takubo has written Communicating Through Numbers and Lay The Groundwork For Your Business (both published by Diamond, Inc.). He also co-authored Cultivate your Kokorozashi (Toyo Keizai Inc.), Tools and Strategies to Develop Your Career the GLOBIS Way (Toyo Keizai Inc.), 10 fundamental Business Skills the GLOBIS Way (Toyo Keizai Inc.), 300 years in business: Japanese corporate success stories (Toyo Keizai Inc.), Selfless Management, Japanese-Style (Kobunsha Co., Ltd. ), The Grand Design for the New Century (Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.), MBA Critical Communication, Nihon-no-Eigyou 2010 and The Environment and Business: A Complete Forecast (all published by Diamond, Inc.), and 10 New Leaders from the Tohoku Region: Aspirations for Reconstruction (Kahoku Shinpo Publishing Center). The Japanese publication of Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage (Eiji Press) was translated under his supervision.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Mr. Takubo worked at the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., where he was engaged in investigation, research, and consulting services mainly for the energy industry and government ministries (the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and others).

Mr. Takubo received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science and Technology from Keio University. He subsequently enrolled in the PED (Program for Executive Development) course at IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland.


Reika Cho

Reika Cho

President, GLOBIS China Co., Ltd.

As a founding member of GLOBIS China, Ms. Reika Cho is responsible for GLOBIS' chinese operation. She is also a lecturer and teaches courses on organizational behavior and enhancement of critical thinking skills.

Previously at GLOBIS, Ms. Cho was involved in establishing a teaching infrastructure and developing content for a program centered on logical thinking and problem solving as well as other course content. She has given lectures at the GLOBIS Management School and at organizational training sessions, and has planned and implemented projects aimed at nurturing future leaders.

Ms. Cho left GLOBIS to establish Shanghai Sanka Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, where she developed core personnel at both Japanese and Chinese companies operating in China. She has also served as a guest lecturer for the EMBA program at the College of Continuing Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Born in Harbin, China, Ms. Cho graduated from the Japanese Language Department of Changchun University and taught Japanese at the Japanese Language Department of Southeast University before coming to Japan in 2000. She obtained her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Education.


Tomoya Nakamura

Tomoya Nakamura

Dean, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
Executive Trustee, Educational Corporation of GLOBIS University

Mr. Tomoya Nakamura is in charge of the English MBA Programs at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. He teaches subjects in the leadership arena and the globalization arena at GLOBIS University. Mr. Nakamura conducted various global training programs for corporate clients. He periodically writes a column, “Ki and Management” for GLOBIS.JP.

Prior to GLOBIS, he started his professional career at Marubeni Corporation, reorganized an invested company at Advantage Partners and was the Senior Managing Director of Sun-Life Corporation (JASDAQ). At Sun-Life he introduced a progressive ESOP for more than 250 employees including part-time workers.

Mr. Nakamura graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a degree in Social Studies, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. As a Research Associate of the General Management Unit of Harvard Business School, Mr.Nakamura wrote two HBS cases that apply Eastern philosophy to management.


Keiichiro Nishi

Keiichiro Nishi

Managing Director, GLOBIS Corporate Education
Managing Director, GLOBIS China Co., Ltd.

Mr. Keiichiro Nishi graduated from Waseda University and completed the INSEAD International Executive Program. He worked at Mitsubishi Corporation in real estate investing, logistics network building for convenience store chains, and management of commercial facility development projects. He also launched and co-ran a B2C service company.

At GLOBIS he is in charge of organization development and employee training in the corporate training programs. He has been involved in organization reform projects such as a campaign to promote global sales methods for a major foreign capital company, and an organization development project for global expansion for a consumer goods company.

He launched GLOBIS's first overseas subsidiary and is on its management team. He currently works as Managing Director at GLOBIS Corporate Education, Managing Director at the subsidiary in China, external advisor for the Hong Kong subsidiary of a Japanese trading firm, and a lecturer of global strategy, leadership and action learning.


Noriyuki Hanazaki

Noriyuki Hanazaki

Managing Director, GLOBIS Corporate Education

Mr. Noriyuki Hanazaki graduated from the School of Commerce, Waseda University, and completed the Executive Development Program (EDP) of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He first worked at Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company (now Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company) where he was in charge of strategy building, sales planning, and sales structure management for business clients.

Since joining GLOBIS, he has worked in corporate organization development and employee training support as a member of GLOBIS Corporate Education (GCE). As Director he led teams in development of business client services and sales & marketing.

He is now a Managing Director at GCE. As an educator, he teaches a wide range of subjects including marketing, business strategy, logical thinking and leadership, often using the action learning method, in corporate training programs, Globis Executive School, and the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. He supervises content development and teacher training as a leader of the GLOBIS marketing research group.


Kyoko Hayashi

Kyoko Hayashi

Director of the Corporate Administration Division for GLOBIS
Managing Director, GLOBIS

Ms. Kyoko Hayashi is head of the Corporate Administrative Division at GLOBIS. Prior to this, she was in charge of developing research and educational programs related to human resources and organization. Additionally, Ms. Hayashi lectures on a range of topics, including leadership, human resources management, diversity management, career development, and power and influence at GLOBIS University and in corporate training programs.

She is the co-author of the new edition of GLOBIS MBA Leadership (Diamond, Inc.),A primer of transformational personal affairs(ROUMUGYOUSEI Co.,Ltd.),Career Formation: What Can Be Learned from Professional Women (Nakanishiya Publishing) and a member of the following organizations: the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, the Academic Association for Organizational Science, the Japanese Association of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and the Japanese Association of Administrative Science.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Ms. Hayashi worked for US-based electronics manufacturer Motorola, where she was involved with semiconductors and mobile phones for the OEM market. Subsequently, she joined the Boston Consulting Group. There, as a human resources leader, she was responsible for a wide range of human resource management practices, including the recruitment of professional staff, capacity building, and the development of retention programs. She also served as a member of the Women’s Initiative Committee.

A graduate of the College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Ms. Hayashi received an MBA from the Graduate School of Business Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.


Keiko Murao

Keiko Murao

Deputy Dean, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
Executive Trustee, Educational Corporation of GLOBIS University

Ms. Murao is in charge of developing overall business and marketing strategies for the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, and GLOBIS Management School. She is also engaged in management of the Osaka and Nagoya campuses. As a lecturer, she teaches courses including Essentials of Marketing and Strategy, Leadership Development, Ethics & Values and Keiei Dojo. She is also involved in nurturing nonprofit organizations and serves on the board of several of these organizations. She co-authored Tools and Strategies to Develop Your Career the GLOBIS Way (Toyo Keizai Inc.), 10 fundamental Business Skills the GLOBIS Way (Toyo Keizai Inc.), Cultivate your Kokorozashi (Toyo Keizai Inc.), and 10 New Leaders from the Tohoku Region: Aspirations for Reconstruction (Kahoku Shinpo Publishing Center).

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Ms. Murao worked at a major travel agency, and subsequently joined a comprehensive human resources services company, where she gained first-hand experience of project management and the overall process of operational integration in corporate mergers.

Ms. Murao graduated from the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University, and received a Master's degree in Urban Policy from the Graduate School for Creative Cities, Osaka City University. She is also a graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) course, the predecessor to GLOBIS' MBA program.


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