World Economic Forum Appoints Makiko Eda as New Head of Japan Office
Makiko Eda joins the World Economic Forum as Chief Representative Officer of the World Economic Forum’s Japan office; Ms Eda, who currently serves as President and Representative Director of Intel Japan, will also serve on the Forum’s Executive Committee
Makiko Eda has been appointed the new Chief Representative Officer of the World Economic Forum’s Japan office. Her starting date will be 1 April. Ms Eda will be responsible for coordinating the Forum’s activities in Japan across the public, private and civil society sectors. She joins the Forum from Intel where she served for 18 years, and as President and Representative Director of Intel Japan since 2013.
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, said: “I welcome Ms Eda as Chief Representative Officer of our Japan office and as a new colleague of our top team. With her nomination, and building up our Japan office under her leadership, we want to demonstrate the importance given to Japan in our work as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.”
On behalf of the Managing Board, Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Ms Eda as the leader of our Japan office. She is a proven leader in innovation, with valuable experience in corporate and government relations in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Ms Eda is a strong advocate for gender diversity in Japan. I have no doubt that she will lead our mission to strengthen public-private cooperation in Japan with energy and creativity.”
“As the world faces the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this is an exciting opportunity to increase Japan’s participation in Forum initiatives, to better prepare for the future,” said Makiko Eda, as incoming Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum.