The FUTI Board appoints Dr. Masako Egawa as a new member

At the Board meeting held on February 27, 2012, the FUTI Board elected Dr. Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President of UTokyo, as a new Director. She succeeded, effective April 1, 2012, Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, Vice President of International Affairs, who had been an FUTI Director since January 2009, and became the president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Currently Dr. Egawa is responsible for alumni relations, development, public relations and international affairs. Prior to joining the University of Tokyo in April 2009, Dr. Egawa served as the Executive Director of the Japan Research Center of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (Harvard Business School). Before joining the Harvard Business School in 2001, 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).
Dr. Egawa graduated from College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, in 1980 with major in international relations. She received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University, 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. Her major publications include “Management with Weak Shareholder Orientation” (Nikkei, 2008) and “Case Studies of Japanese Companies” (Diamond, 2010).
Regarding this appointment Dr. Egawa says, “I really appreciate FUTI’s support for UTokyo’s academic exchange with the United States. I am excited to serve on the board of FUTI and look forward to working with President Kobayashi and other board members.” FUTI President Hisashi Kobayashi remarks, “We are very grateful that Dr. Egawa can join us as a new member of the Board. She is personally much involved to strengthen academic exchange programs between UTokyo and major universities abroad and has been actively promoting oversea study programs for UTokyo students as well . With her help we can better coordinate UTokyo’s efforts and FUTI’s scholarship programs for students who attend summer seminars or internships. We can work more aggressively than ever with the Development Office for our fundraising efforts in both U.S. and Japan.”

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