October 05 2004 - Mr. Naota (Nate) Hamaguchi - President & CEO of JCI, Inc. With its offices and partners all over the world, JCI specializes in assisting companies in conducting business in Japan and other countries and in assisting companies in starting and managing new/venture business on a global basis. Nate is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Hamaguchi Institute of Business and Economic Research (HIBER) and currently serves as Advisor/Board Member for several venture capital firms and venture companies in the U.S. and Japan. He was previously an Investment Advisor to Japan for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (Japanese government-related trade and investment organization), Advisor/Director of Japanese Business Services with Price Waterhouse, and Japanese Practice Coordinator/Manager-Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Naota (Nate) Hamaguchi is President and Chief Executive Officer of JCI, Inc.
Nate has been a consultant/advisor for more than 1,000 Japanese and non-Japanese organizations. He has assisted numerous Japanese companies in establishing operations in the U.S., non-Japanese companies in establishing operations in Japan, and Japanese and non-Japanese companies in forming business alliances on a global basis.
He recieved a Bachelor of Business Administration from Soka University (Japan), a Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and studied finance and international business in doctoral programs at the University of Pennsylvania as well as UTD.
Nate presently serves as Board Member for the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Texas (one of Texas' largest non-profit organizations), and as Chairman of the Board for the U.S.-Japan Institute of Management & Technology (UJIMT). Previously, he served as Advisor/Board Member for the SUN & STAR 1996 (the largest Japanese festival in the U.S.), Chairman of Finance Committee and Board Member for the International Trade Association of the Dallas/Fort Worth Area (ITADFW), as Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of Speakers Committee, Chairman of Commerce Committee, and Board Member for the Japan American Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW), as Chairman of Public Relations Committee, Treasurer, and Auditor for DJA, as International Marketing Committee Member for the North Texas Commission, and as Advisor on International Business Development (Pacific Rim) for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce (GDCC), and as Board Member of Broadband Association (Japan).
He has published articles regarding accounting, finance, international business and marketing in journals and presented papers at international conferences. He has been a contributing writer/columnist for several Japanese and U.S. newspapers, magazines and publications, including the U.S. Japan Business News, the U.S. Front Line, the Nikkei Venture and the Venture Club. He recently published books on the theme of CFO, "CFO-Chief Financial Officer" (coauthor with Mr.Kotaro Anjo, President and CEO, ANJO International,Inc.) and "Introduction to CFO-40 Answers to Success" both published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.