Ken is recognized as Japan’s leading voice on stakeholder capitalism, in part due to his work in expressing the management philosophy of his ancestor Eiichi Shibusawa, the industrialist known as “the father of Japanese capitalism,” for the modern era.
Ken currently serves as an Independent Director of Anicom Holdings, as an Advisor to the Office of the President at The University of Tokyo, as a Visiting Professor at Seikei University, as a Director of Keizai Doyukai (the Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and as a Steering Committee Member of UNDP SDG Impact. Ken is also a member Prime Minister Kishida’s special committee, the “New Capitalism” panel. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Japan Center for International Exchange. Earlier in his career, Ken spent five years at Moore Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, where he founded and managed the Tokyo office. He has also held roles at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
Ken holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles.