Prof Yoko Ishikura spoke at the Japan Adobe Data Driven Insights series virtually on digital transformation last week. The virtual event was conducted in Japanese and was well attended. Prof Ishikura tailored a new presentation on the topic to make it more up to date and relevant to the audience.
Professor Yoko Ishikura currently serves as an independent consultant in the area of global strategy, competitiveness and global talent.
She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. She currently serves as a non-executive director of Shiseido Company, Limited, Sekisui Chemical and TSI Holdings. Also she serves as a strategic advisor of Avatarin and a trustee of Nagamori Culture Foundation.
Professor Ishikura was a manager at McKinsey & Company Inc., a professor at the School of International Politics, Economics and Business at Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), a professor at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University (Japan) and a professor at the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University (Japan)
She has served as a non-executive director for Nissin Foods Holdings, Sojitz Corporation, Lifenet Insurance Co., Vodafone Holdings KK, Japan Post, Mitsui OSK Lines, and Fujitsu Corporation. Her former civic and professional activities include Executive Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, Vice President of the Science Council of Japan, Member of the Working Group on Growth under Council on Economic & Fiscal Policy, Vice Chair of Cluster Commission for METI, and Member of the Central Education Council in Japan.
She was a representative of Japan for Partner Institute of Global Competitiveness Report and served as Member of the Final Jury, St. Gallen Wing of Excellence Student Competition.
Professor Ishikura received a Bachelor of Arts from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (USA) and a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (USA).
She has been a frequent speaker and moderator at management conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the world.
She also has run various workshops for international clients and recently for young global leaders including Global Agenda Seminar Series, Davos Experience in Tokyo, SINCA – Sharing Innovative & Creative Action and Leadership seminars in Japan.