Masako Egawa


Masako Egawa (江川雅子) is the Executive Vice President of The University of Tokyo.

Prior to joining the University of Tokyo in April 2009, Dr. Egawa served as the Executive Director of the Japan Research Center of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (Harvard Business School). Before joining the Harvard Business School in 2001, Dr. Egawa worked in the investment banking industry for 15 years in New York and Tokyo, advising corporations and governments on M&A and capital raising transactions for Salomon Brothers and S.G. Warburg (now UBS).

She received a B.A. in international relations from the University of Tokyo, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in management from Hitotsubashi University.

Dr. Egawa has served on the Tax Council (advisory body for the Prime Minister), the Financial System Council (advisory body for the Ministry of Finance), Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (expert member) and Self-Regulatory Board of the Japan Securities Dealers Association. Her major publications include “Management with Weak Shareholder Orientation” (Nikkei, 2008) and “Case Studies of Japanese Companies” (Diamond, 2010).