Mark Kennedy 1/3: What businesses can learn from President Obama

Mark Kennedy, Director, Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University, discussed “Marketing and Leadership in Politics” at GLOBIS University.

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Marketing and Leadership in Politics: What businesses can learn from President Obama Part1 / Presentation

Speaker: Mark Kennedy, Director, Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University
Time and Date: 19:00 – 21:00, Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Venue: GLOBIS Tokyo Campus, Japan
Language: English
Duration: 34:18

Guest speaker

The Honorable Mark Kennedy leads George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), the world's first and foremost school of applied politics and strategic communications. Previously, Mr. Kennedy led as a Senior Vice President and Treasurer of a Fortune 100 company (Macy’s) and helped Pillsbury acquire Häagen Dazs and spread it around the globe. He also served three terms in the U.S. Congress (2001–7). He then returned to the private sector in a global role with Accenture (a leading consulting firm) and continued his public service as a presidential appointee to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy (under both President Bush and President Obama).

Mark has a record of effective collaboration. While a Republican Congressman, he partnered with twenty Democrats to introduce and lead several pieces of legislation; more than half of the Democrats in the U.S. House co-sponsored one of his bills.

Kennedy regularly provides insights to media outlets worldwide including BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, CSPAN, France2, NBC - Face the Nation, Sky News – Arabia, NPR, SRF - Swiss Radio, Voice of Russia, Bloomberg / Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Policy, LA Times, Politico, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.

A graduate of St. John's University, Mr. Kennedy received a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from The University of Michigan.

Dialogue Partner

Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, received accreditation from the Japanese Ministry of Education and gained “university” status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.

A Harvard MBA graduate and former Sumitomo Corporation employee, Mr. Hori founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of Asia Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori is a board member of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), and serves as co-chair of WEF’s Global Growth Companies.

In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum. This led to the foundation of G1 Summit Institute in 2013, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

Just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011, Mr. Hori launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas. The following year Project KIBOW was incorporated as the KIBOW Foundation, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

An avid enthusiast of the Japanese game Go since age 40, Mr. Hori has been Director of the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) since June 2013.

Since October 2013, Mr. Hori has hosted a weekly TV program in Japan called Nippon Mirai Kaigi (Japan Future Conference). He has authored several books including Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies, Six Dimensions of Life, and My Personal Mission Statement.

Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.

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