Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started an original MBA program which, in 2006, received accreditation from the Japanese Ministry of Education and gained university status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.
Mr. Hori received his BS in engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. A former Sumitomo Corporation employee, he founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of the Asia-Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Wilson Center, based in the US.
In 2009, he launched the G1 Summit, a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos Forum. This led to the foundation of the G1 Institute in 2013, for which Mr. Hori serves as President, and publication of 100 Actions, which he published as a vision for a better Japan.
Mr. Hori also serves as the President of the KIBOW Foundation and manages the KIBOW Impact Investment. He launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011.
Mr. Hori is an author of several books including Dear Visionary Leaders Who Create and Innovate Societies, Six Dimensions of Life, My Personal Mission Statement, The Case-Method Approach to Strategic Entrepreneurship, and Venture Management Revolution.