Currently serves as an independent consultant for global strategy and global talent.
Has served as Independent Director of Japan Post, Mitsui OSK Lines, Fujitsu, Vodafone Holdings KK Japan, Sojitz, Nissin Foods Holdings, and Lifenet Insurance. Currently serves as non-exective director of Shiseido Group, and Sekisui Chemical.
Her former civic and professional activities include Executive Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, Vice President of the Science Council of Japan, Member of the Working Group on Growth under Council on Economic & Fiscal Policy, Vice Chair of Cluster Commission for METI and Members of the Central Education Council in Japan. Currently a Member of Expert Network, World Economic Forum.
She was a professor at Graduate School of Media Design, Keio, at Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi, and at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. Prior to her academic career, she was a consultant at McKinsey and Company Inc. Japan. She has been a frequent speaker and moderator at management conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the world. She also has run various workshops for international clients and recently for young global leaders including Global Agenda Seminar series, Davos Experience in Tokyo series, and SINCA-Sharing Innovative & Creative Action-series and Leadership seminars in Japan.
Yoko received her MBA from Darden School, University of Virginia; and DBA from Harvard Business School.