Key Member

Yoshihiro KAWAI


  • Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University
  • Specialized Fields: International Management, Leadership, Finance, Public Policies


  • OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee

Advisor and Member

  • Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan, Advisor to the Commissioner
  • China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC)
  • International Advisory Council, Member
Eriko Kawai
Senior Advisor


  • BA, Harvard University

Work experiences

  • McKinsey & Company in France,
  • Mercury Asset Management, SG Warburg in UK,
  • Yamaichi Regent ABC Polska in Poland,
  • BIS in Switzerland
  • OECD in France
  • Professor Kyoto University, Emeritus Professor,
  • Kyoto University (Current position)
  • Outside Director, Daiwa Securities Group (Current position)
  • Member of Supervisory Board, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Current position)
  • Outside Director, DMG MORI Co., Ltd. (Current position)
  • Outside Director, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (Current position)
Anh Vu Lam
Chief Learning & Organizational Development Officer


  • BA of Business Administration, University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Co-Active Training Institute
  • Certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator
  • Certified MBTI Practitioner
  • Leadership Circle Profile Certified Practitioner
  • Co-Active Leadership Program

Work experiences

  • Associate Account Director at top global creative advertising agencies including: WundermanThompson (WPP), Bartle Bogle Hegarty (Publicis)
  • Regional Agency Learning & Development Lead at Google Asia Pacific
  • Regional Sales Enablement & Learning Lead at Meta Asia Pacific (former Facebook Asia Pacific)
  • Book author (current role)
  • Executive Coach (current role)
Emiko Katsuta
Chief Operating Officer


  • La Salle High School (Oregon, US)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership and Administration,
    Linfield College (Oregon, US)

Work experiences

  • Clinical Research Associate, CMIC Co., Ltd.
  • Manager, International Business Development, CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
  • Research Associate at Kawai Lab, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
  • External Consultant, CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
James Claxton
Director of Global Affairs


  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M., International Business Law, with Distinction
  • Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Visiting Student
  • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, History

Work experiences (current post)

  • Professor of Law at Rikkyo University
  • Assistant Professor of Law at Waseda University
  • Lecturer at Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
  • Independent arbitrator and mediator
Akiko Murai


  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation
  • Leadership Coaching and Accreditation Program, Georgetown University
  • Master’s degree, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts, USA
  • Faculty of law, Sophia University

Work experiences

  • Junior officer at UNDP Brasilia Office
  • Project management, sales, and human resources at international organizations and multinational companies such as Citibank, Credit Suisse, UNICEF
  • Talent management, leadership and organizational development at World Bank.
    While at the World Bank, she led HR effort for the establishment of Infrastructure Hub in Singapore
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto
Lisi Garcia Cisek


  • Member of ICF
  • CPCC, Co-Active Training Institute
  • Executive Coach, Coaching Australia
  • Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Certified Teacher and Coach
  • Global Executive MBA, IESE University
  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Art History

Work experiences

  • 20+ years Executive Leadership experience at top global creative agencies including TBWA, WPP, and Publicis
  • Independent executive coach (current)
Rieko Scheltinga Koopman
Marketing Communication Officer, Coach


  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Co-Active Training Institute
  • MBA Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
  • BA Sophia University

Work experiences

  • KPMG, Dentsu, Owner of a News Agency

Advisory Board

  1. George Kohlrieser

    • Professor
      IMD Business School
  2. Christina Ahmadjian

    • Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration
      Hitotsubashi University
  3. Takao Doi

    • Astronaut / Specially Appointed Professor
  4. Todd Guild

    • Senior Partner Emeritus
    • McKinsey & Company
  5. Shunsuke Takahashi

    • Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
      Keio University
  6. Kaoru Takara

    • Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Servivability
      Kyoto University
  7. Motoo Noguchi

    • Special Counsel, Iwatagodo; former Board Chair of Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court; UN International Judge at the Khmer Rouge Trials