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Gil Chavez

Senior Advisor, Kyodo PR

President and Founder, BC Consulting

GLOBIS Faculty
As a communications professional and educator for more than 25 years, Gil has worked with many of the top brands in the Asia Pacific region, improving executive performance in media interviews, press conferences, and investor relations presentations.
Gil has spent more than 20 years working in international business in Japan, as managing director of Hill & Knowlton and in corporate and marketing communications at IBM Asia Pacific. He has been a professor of public relations and advertising at California Polytechnic State University. He was also a competitive market analyst for the consulting division of Nortel Networks. Before coming to Japan, he worked in public relations and as a reporter and editor in the United States.
He holds a BA from Colorado College and an MS in mass communications from the University of Kansas.
Career Success
FEB 22, 2019

A Shrine, a Flea Market, and Kokorozashi Reflection

Gil Chavez breaks down the purpose of a popular annual field trip he takes with GLOBIS MBA students and how it applies to self reflection.

Global Japan
NOV 22, 2017

Novartis Japan President: Using Japanese Values to Thrive in Global Business

Novartis Holding Japan President Masao Torii shares how he utilizes Japanese values to lead his companies and earn trust from the global head offices.

Career Success
AUG 17, 2017

Inspiration for your summer vacation (Book recommendations!)

As summer vacation continues, here are three more books to refresh yourself, recommended by GLOBIS Faculty.  Thinking, Fast and Slow by…

MBA Essentials
AUG 10, 2017

(Constructive) Criticism is a Favor

Critical Thinking is the basis of a good argument!

MBA Essentials
JUL 17, 2017

Does Your Dog Bite?

Assumptions and their sometimes painful consequences

MBA Essentials
MAR 16, 2017

More is not better, but less is more

A few friendly tips for writing reports, courtesy of critical thinking.

MBA Essentials
FEB 21, 2017

What the Cab Driver Taught Me

It didn’t matter. As he pulled away from the casino and down the ramp toward Las Vegas Boulevard, he looked…

MBA Essentials
JAN 23, 2017

The logic tree, or how to avoid critical mistakes

The problem may be right in front of you.

MBA Essentials
DEC 13, 2016

Are you really thinking?

Students don’t think. That’s easy for me to say, being a professor. Neither do professors. That’s hard for me to say, being a professor.

Career Success
NOV 11, 2016

A Student’s Most Basic Right

“I could have warned you – but you shouldn’t be robbed of your right to make mistakes.”      …