Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair
With CAPI from July, 2012 - Present
CAPI is pleased to announce that the Centre's new Japan Chair, as of July 2012, is Mary-Yoko Brannen, Ph.D. A well-known international scholar in multinational affairs, Mary-Yoko Brannen received her M.B.A. with emphasis in International Business and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The new chair position, to be shared by the Gustavson School of Business and the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, came into existence as a result of a $1-million gift from Canadian financier, businessman and philanthropist Stephen Jarislowsky.
Having taught at various Universities in the United States, Japan, China and France, Professor Brannen's consulting specialty is in helping multinational firms realize their global strategic initiatives by aligning, integrating and deploying critical organizational resources. Born and raised in Japan, having studied in France and Spain, and having worked as a cross-cultural consultant for over 20 years to various Fortune 500 companies, she brings a multi-faceted, deep knowledge of today's complex cultural business environment. As Jarislowsky/East Asia (Japan) Chair Brannen will have plenty of opportunities to apply her culturally specific skills and develop a Pacific Asia program that connects the university community - across campus, cultures and countries.
We welcome Mary-Yoko to her new role at the Centre and with the Gustavson School of Business, and we look forward to working with her in the coming years.
(Thank you to the Gustavson School of Business for photos and other promotional material.)