At the Board meeting held on April 19, 2021, the FUTI Board made several appointments to the Board and Scholarship Committee. FUTI is delighted to have distinguished professionals of diverse backgrounds join the Board and the Committee. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people globally including the international exchange of students and scholars. New members’ fresh ideas about FUTI’s programs and direction are welcome as the organization faces these challenges.
New Board member was elected:
- Dr. Shohei Koide (Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine; Director of Cancer Biologics, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health) was elected to the Board. He had served on the Advisory Committee since 2018.
New member of the Scholarship Committee was elected:
- Mr. Junji Takegami (Advisor, Tiger Pacific Capital, LC). He has served on the Board since 2019. He is currently Vice President and COO.
The Board identified the specific areas of responsibility for the following directors:
- Dr. Takatoshi Ito and Dr. Shohei Koide: Directors of Academic Affairs
- Dr. Geeta Mehta: Director of International Alumni Programs
Additionally, at the special Board meeting had on February 19, 2021, the Board appointed Dr. Atsushi Tsuda (Executive Vice President of UTokyo) as new Director effective April 1, 2021 as the successor of Dr. Terui Fujii who became President of the university on the same date.