Masako Egawa (江川雅子) is the Executive Vice President of The University of Tokyo, overseeing, university corporate relations, alumni relations, development and international affairs.

Dr. Egawa joined the University of Tokyo in April 2009. From 2001 through 2009, she served as the Executive Director of the Japan Research Center of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (Harvard Business School). Prior to joining Harvard, Dr. Egawa worked in the investment banking industry for 15 years in New York and Tokyo, advising corporations and governments on M&A and capital raising transactions for Salomon Brothers and S.G. Warburg (now UBS).

She received a B.A. in international relations from the University of Tokyo, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (Harvard Business School), and a Ph.D. in management from Hitotsubashi University.

Dr. Egawa has served on the Tax Council (advisory body for the Prime Minister), the Financial System Council (advisory body for the Ministry of Finance), Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (expert member) and Self-Regulatory Board of the Japan Securities Dealers Association. In 2013, she was appointed the chair of the U.S.-Japan Research Institute and non- executive director of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. She has taught courses on finance and corporate governance at Keio University and the University of Tokyo. Her recent publications include “Management with Weak Shareholder Orientation” (Nikkei, 2008) and “Case Studies of Japanese Companies” (Diamond, 2010).

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