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Yoshito Hori (� �義人) – Chairman & CEO, Globis Group

Yoshito Hori is Chairman and CEO of Globis Group. He established the Globis Corporation in August 1992 and is a founding partner of Globis Incubation Fund and Apax Globis Japan Fund. Prior to Globis, Mr. Hori worked for Sumitomo Corporation where he was in charge of new business development and foreign trade of production plant facilities. Mr. Hori is a member of World Economic Forum's New Asian Leaders Executive Committee, a board member of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and Japan Venture Capital Association. He founded Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) Japan Chapter became first board member in charge of YEO Asia Pacific region. He also served on the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). He was featured on the cover of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal as one of Japan's most successful businessmen.

Mr. Hori is an author of several books including Six Dimensions of Life, Personal Mission Statement, The Case-Method Approach to Strategic Entrepreneurship, and Venture Management Revolution. Mr. Hori received a BS in Engineering from Kyoto University in Japan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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