Mr. Hidehiro Konno
President, The Foundation for International Trade and Industrial Co-operation
After Mr. Konno stepped down from his position as Vice Minister at METI, he served as Chairman and CEO of Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, and Director of Mitsubishi Corporation before assuming his current position.
He graduated from the University of Tokyo (1968) and Princeton University (1974). His areas of interest include Applied Economics, International Relations, and Asia-Pacific Studies.
Mr. Jeffrey McNeill
President and Founder of Market Makers Inc., Tokyo
Besides serving as President of a company which specializes in international agribusiness, Mr. McNeill is an officer on a variety of boards of non-profit organizations, including the Harvard Business School Club of Japan, of which he is President, the Board of Councilors of the Donald McDonald House Charities Japan, the Board of Governors of the Tokyo American Club, and the Finance Committee of the American School in Japan.
He graduated from Princeton University (BA) and Harvard Business School (MBA).
Mr. Michael J. Yoshii
Attorney, Latham & Watkins, LLP. Partner in Tokyo office
To this day, Mr. Yoshii has worked for internationally-renowned law firms.
His areas of expertise are cross-border M&A and project finance.
He graduated from Dartmouth College (BA) and the University of California, Davis Law School (JD).
He is registered with the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association and admitted to practice law in California and Hawaii in the United States.
Mr. Elmar Dresbach
President of Abbott Diagnostics Medical in Japan
Mr. Elmar is President of Abbott Diagnostics Medical in Japan.
He has spend half of his career in Japan in Life Science moving frequently between Europe and Japan, starting young as a sales rep at the end of the bubble economy, as a management Consultant and in several companies for Japan as well as for Asia in leadership roles and in between HQ roles in Europe. He has an MBA from Warwick business school. If time allows he enjoys cycling, walking, enjoying Japanese culture, nature, travelling and meeting with nice human beings seeking the truth.