Dr. Kenji Shibuya is a professor at The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Medicine. After teaching at medical schools in Tokyo, Dr. Shibuya joined WHO in 2001 and was coordinator for the Health Statistics and Evidence Unit from 2005 until 2008 when he was appointed at the University of Tokyo. He has been a regular contributor to the World Health Reports and has published widely on issues including mortality, risk factors and health system performance assessment. Dr. Shibuya obtained his MD from The University of Tokyo and PhD in public health from Harvard University.
Dr. Mariko Gakiya is a Faculty Director of GLP. Her main research focuses on human development including the areas of leadership innovation and diversity applied in learning organization with global perspectives. She has extensive work experiences pertaining to human capital and organizational development and devotes other time to promoting human security and peace building activities serving as a Senior Academic Advisor to the Harvard International Negotiation Program and a fellow for Harvard Learning Innovation Laboratory.
She is also an international council member for Asian University for Women and provides technical advice to other international organizations. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University.
Makoto Kawakami is a project assistant professor of GLP
He served as President or General Manager of subsidiaries of multinational semiconductor companies for 1988 to 2011.
He was in charge of company`s overall long term strategy while driving revenue and key growth initiatives.
He was selected as a Harvard University 2012 Advanced Leadership Fellow and founded Social Hearts, a new not-profit organization.
Hirofumi Yokoi is a project assistant professor of GLP. He founded Akira Foundation, and explores and develops business practices and educational programs of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to founding Akira Foundation, he worked with Abdul Latif Jameel Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon, and was in charge of market research and analytic solutions for social business programs.
He completed an executive program on Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development (FIPED) at Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a Post-MBA from McGill University and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Yasutaka Saeki is a project assistant professor of GLP. He is an alumnus of the program (2011-2012), and has interned at the United Nations Development Program during his graduate work at Columbia University. Saeki’s main research focuses on higher education and labor market. He has extensive work experience pertaining to Japanese higher education system and the labor market through his tenureship at Recruit Co, Ltd and Waseda University.