Alicia Ogawa is the director of the Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship at Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business. She is also a consultant to one of the largest U.S.- based activist hedge funds in the United States, and an adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School for International and Public Affairs. Previously, she was managing director at Lehman Brothers, where she was responsible for managing the firm’s global equity research product.
Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Professor Ogawa spent 15 years in Tokyo, where she was a top-rated bank analyst and director of research for Nikko Salomon Smith Barney, having managed the original Salomon Brothers Research Department through three mergers. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a member of the investment committee of the Association for Asian Studies, and a member of the President’s Circle of the All Stars Project, a development program for inner city young people. She graduated from Barnard College and earned a master’s degree in international affairs at SIPA. Ogawa has been inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers, and is now a director of funds at Tokyo-based Misaki Capital, and an advisor another Japanese activist fund, Strategic Capital. She is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network.