Carlos Ghosn is President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global automotive company with more than 200,000 employees and $89 billion in revenue. He joined as Chief Operating Officer in 1999, became President in June 2000 and Chief Executive Officer in June 2001.
Hideo "Joe" Morita, is the eldest son of the late Sony Founder Akio Morita, who the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business is named after. Mr. Morita is the President of Morita Trustee and serves as the 16th head of the family business founded by his ancestors in 1665. Morita Foods is a traditional Japanese food and beverage manufacturer, including some of the highest-profile brand names for sake and "Nenohi" brand sake and "Morita" brand sauces.
Steven Birdsall was appointed COO of SAP Japan on 1 June 2007. SAP Japan is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company. SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth that has made it the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries in every major market, one of which being Japan.
Dr. Philip Kotler, the S.C. Johnson & Son Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, is the world's most renowned marketing expert. He received his Master's Degree at the University of Chicago and his PhD Degree at MIT, both in economics. He did post-doctoral work in mathematics at Harvard University and in behavioral science at the University of Chicago.
The eldest child of film producer and puppeteer Jim ("the Muppets") Henson, Lisa Henson is co-CEO of the Jim Henson Company alongside her brother Brian, where she oversees all television and feature film production from early development through post-production.
Kinko's was founded in 1970 in Santa Barbara, California as a tiny copy service and stationery supply store focused on retail, small-business and home-business customers. But as its business grew, Kinko's customer base shifted from mostly academics to a broad range of personal and business customers. In response, the company expanded its services and markets. By the mid-1990s, Kinko's had grown dramatically to more than 800 stores through the formation of S-corporations.
Peter Shea is the CEO of Entrepreneur magazine, one of the most successful business magazines for business owners. Before purchasing the magazine out of bankruptcy in 1986, he created, built and sold a number of businesses. Shea describes himself as a product of the streets and never continued his education past high school. Because of this, he realized that he was unemployable and that he had to take control of his life.
Masakatsu Mori is the former Chairman and Representative Director of Accenture Japan Ltd. He has been with the organization for nearly 40 years and helps major clients like Sony, Toshiba, and Yamaha to remain globally competitive. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.