The Role and Significance of An Outside Board Member
The role of independent board members is becoming increasingly significant. Corporate Governance Code’s latest revision this year encompasses diversity, publicizing outside board members’ skills and capabilities, requirement of 1/3 or more independent board members, etc.
Two celebrated HBS alums who serve on multiple companies as independent board member have kindly agreed to join us on 5/20 ZOOM session. Masako Egawa (MBS 1986) and Takashi Mitachi (MBA 1992) will share with us their perspectives on “what is required to be an outside board member” and “how to add value during board meetings and the responsibilities of an outside board member“ based on their current experience. There will also be a Q&A session. We hope many of you can join us on this valuable occasion. This event will be held in JAPANESE.
Registration details are below:
Date/Time: May 20 6:00PM-7:00PM via ZOOM
Masako Egawa (MBA 1986)
Masako Egawa is Specially Appointed Professor at Hitotsubashi University. She is on the board of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. Until 2020, she was as independent director of AGC (formerly Asahi Glass), serving as chair of the board and chair of nomination committee. Previously, she held the position of Executive Vice President for the University of Tokyo and Executive Director-Japan Research Center at Harvard Business School. She also serves multiple government councils.
Takashi Mitachi (MBA with High Distinction, 1992)
Takashi Mitachi was Co-chairman of the Boston Consulting Group Japan and a member of BCG’s global executive committee. He is currently Senior Advisor at BCG, and serves on the boards of Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., Rakuten Group, Inc., DMG Mori Co., Ltd. He also serves on the boards of several philanthropic organizations and is a Professor at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Management.