Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
Hideaki Takahashi has been teaching Internet Business Design and Global Business Management at Keio University Graduate School since 2006. Prior to his teaching career, he served in multiple executive positions including Deputy President of Fuji Xerox, Chairman of FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Corporate Officer of AT&T and Senior Vice President of NCR Corporation.
On the business front, he currently serves on the board of Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. in Japan and is an advisor to the CEO of ORIX Corporation – Asia’s largest non-bank financial company by market capitalisation. He also serves on a number of advisory boards of Japanese and Western companies.
Professor Takahashi serves in multiple non-executive, non-profit capacities including for the National Science Museum of Japan, the Value Creation Forum of the 21st Century and the Nikkei Global Social Responsibility Project. His current passion is centred on supporting and advising young people starting IT ventures and social businesses.
Since 2011, the Professor has participated in ten GIFT programmes providing invaluable insights and guidance to participants and partners.