Professor Masako Egawa
Former Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo and Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Masako Egawa is Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University. She served as Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo, from 2009 through 2015, overseeing international affairs, public and external relations, alumni relations, development, industrial relations, and diversity. From 2001 through 2009, she worked as the Executive Director of the Japan Research Center of the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Harvard, she worked in the investment banking industry for 15 years in New York and Tokyo.

She is a member of Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, and the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. In Japan, she serves on the boards of 3 public companies, namely Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. She has served numerous councils including the Tax Council, the Financial System Council, and Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (expert member). Currently she serves on the Planning Committee for Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, and the Advisory Board for Evaluation of Policies of the Ministry of Finance, among others.

Her recent publications include “Management with Weak Shareholder Orientation” (2008), “Case Studies of Japanese Companies” (2010), and “Skills to Overcome Six Hurdles” (2014).

She received a B.A. from the University of Tokyo, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in management from Hitotsubashi University.