is an Industry Advisor to the Blackstone Group. He is also a Member of the Japanese Advisory Board.
Mr. Kitashiro is senior advisor of IBM Japan, having previously served as Chairman of the Board and prior to that President of IBM Japan. He also served as president of IBM Asia Pacific.
Mr. Kitashiro graduated from Keio University with a BS in Engineering. He also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of International Christian University and served as Chairman of Keizai Doyokai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives).