Governance - UWC ISAK Japan

Governance

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Lin Kobayashi

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board
Lin Kobayashi is the co-founder and Chair of the Board at UWC ISAK Japan. Ms. Kobayashi’s passion for education began during her studies at a residential high school in Canada, and continued to develop over the years. Before returning to Tokyo in 2008 to launch the ISAK project, she spent two years working for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Philippines, where she worked to program non-formal education projects for street children. Prior to UNICEF, Ms. Kobayashi worked at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Ms. Kobayashi began her career at Morgan Stanley and holds an MA in International Education Policy Analysis from Stanford University and a BA in Development Economics from the University of Tokyo. Ms. Kobayashi has received several honors as a leader and change-maker including “Young Global Leader 2012” by the World Economic Forum; “Change-maker of the Year 2013” by Nikkei Business; “Woman of the Year 2015” by Nikkei Woman; “Management Award of the Year 2016” by Zaikai and “EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2019 Japan” by Ernst & Young. In 2017, Ms. Kobayashi was named a Yale World Fellow. She also serves on the boards of UWC International as well as Asia Pacific Initiative.

Mamoru Taniya

Representative Founder and Director of the Board

While Mamoru Taniya serves as Chairman & CEO of Asuka Holdings, Inc., his life work is to develop projects and services that match the needs of the times. Some of his many successful initiatives include the launch of Lifenet Insurance Company, Japan’s first online insurance company, and the development of “studio yoggy,” a pioneering yoga studio which has contributed to the popularization of yoga in Japan. Mr. Taniya also started the Campus for H Inc., a venture health care company that develops and markets innovative corporate wellness programs including mindfulness. As both an entrepreneur and a father of two, he came up with the ISAK concept in 2005. Mr. Taniya is a 1983 graduate of Nada Senior High School and received his B.A. in law from the University of Tokyo in 1987.

Roderick Jemison

Founding Head of School

Rod Jemison served as the Director of the Upper School at a prestigious private school near San Diego, where he successfully led in all areas of the high school’s operation including educational program reform, fundraising, finance, preparing for college and marketing. In July 2013, he moved to Japan with his wife and daughter and he has served as Founding Head of School since 2014.

Hidehiro Imatsu

Director

Hidehiro Imatsu joined Goldman Sachs after graduating from the graduate school of engineering at Kyoto University. After a period working for Morgan Stanley, he rejoined Goldman Sachs, where he is co-head of global interest rate products trading and also co-head of Asia Pacific fixed income, currency, and commodities. He is based in Hong Kong.

Masahiro Koshiba

Director

Masahiro Koshiba is currently CEO of United Managers Japan Inc. a company he established in 2004 that provides an incubation platform for investment funds. He started his career at Daiwa Securities; followed by Daiwa International Capital Management and Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Deutsche Morgan Grenfell), and after that co-founded an investment advisory firm in 2000. He offers investment opportunities to institutional investors and foundations both in Japan and worldwide; he has been an active fund manager since 1990, and also currently manages a Japanese equities fund. Masahiro serves as a Member of Human Rights Watch Tokyo Committee. He graduated from Doshisha University with a BA in law.

Paul McInerney

Director

Paul McInerney is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where he leads McKinsey Analytics Asia Pacific. He started his career at Recruit, where he spent five years building online businesses and investing in venture companies. He received his LLB from Kyoto University in 1997. Born in Australia, he has lived in Japan for over 25 years.

Shusaku Minoda

Director

Shusaku Minoda joined KKR in 2007. In 2008, he became Chief Executive Officer and in 2013 was named Chairman of KKR Japan. He was engaged in private equity investments. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Minoda was Managing Executive Officer in charge of the Global Investment Banking Group of Mizuho Corporate Bank and was a member of the management committee of the Bank since 2004. He served as Chairman of the Japan Private Equity Association from June 2011 to June 2013. In December 2014, He retired as Chairman of KKR Japan. Since April 2015, he has served on the Board of Directors of Opt Holding. Currently, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Toyoko-Inn, a member of Japan Association of Corporate Executives.

Kotaro Yamagishi

Director

Kotaro Yamagishi serves as CEO of Keio Innovation Initiative, Inc. He co-founded GREE in December 2004, and now serves as the company’s director (part-time). Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of CNET Networks Japan (now ASAHI INTERACTIVE, Inc.), prior to which he worked at Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. He graduated from Keio University, Economics.

Kimiya Yamamoto

Director

CEO of Open Road Associates, Inc. and Chairman of Fuller, Inc. Kimiya joined Mitsui Chemicals in 1991. After establishing two companies, he assumed the position of President and CEO of ASAHI Net, Inc. in 2006 and led the company to go public on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. His management strategy became a case study of Harvard Business School. BA from Rikkyo University Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Also a member of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.

Honorary Advisor

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado

Councils

Heang Chhor
Kenji Govaers
Yasushi Hatakeyama
Hidehiko Hayashi
Hitoshi Honda
Ryusuke Honjo
Roderick Jemison
Lin Kobayashi
Yojiro Koizumi
Hiroko Kono
Masahiro Koshiba
Mariko Magnan
Thomas Miller
Shusaku Minoda
Suguru Miyake
Jennifer Paddock
Shigeru Sato
Toru Shimada
Makiko Shinoda
Norio Takamatsu
Shotaro Tanaka
Mamoru Taniya
Koki Uchiyama
Yasuhiro Wakebayashi
Kimiya Yamamoto
Masakazu Yanagisawa
Charlotte Yew
Toshiaki Yoshida

Advisory Board

Chair Nobuyuki Idei (former CEO, Sony; former Vice Chairman, Keidanren)

David Katsujin Chao (Cofounder, DCM; Trustee, Thacher School)

Heang Chhor (Managing Partner, Qualgro, Singapore)

Yasuchika Hasegawa (Director Chairman of the Board, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Former Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives )

Takashi Kawamura (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tokyo Electric Power Company; Former Chairman Emeritus, Hitachi, Ltd.)

Kakutaro Kitashiro (Former Executive Advisor, IBM Japan; former CEO, IBM Japan; Chair of the Board, International Christian University)

Kan Suzuki (Professor at Keio University & Tokyo University)

Fumio Tateishi (Executive Director and Chairman, Omron; Former Committee member, Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

Statutory Auditor

Yasushi Ando (New Horizon Capital Co., Ltd., CEO and COO)

Kenji Hosokawa (Morrison & Foerster LLP, Partner)

Naoki Tamura (Star Asia Management Japan Ltd. Tokyo Office, Chief Compliance Officer )

Accreditation

Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT)

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UWC ISAK Japan is accredited through the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT). Graduates of UWC ISAK Japan receive a Japanese high school diploma upon graduation.

International Baccalaureate Organization

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UWC ISAK Japan is an Official IB World School, authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to teach the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Accreditation

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UWC ISAK Japan is accredited through the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT). Graduates of UWC ISAK Japan receive a Japanese high school diploma upon graduation.

International Baccalaureate Organization

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UWC ISAK Japan is accredited through the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT). Graduates of UWC ISAK Japan receive a Japanese high school diploma upon graduation.

Annual Report

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Annual Report

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