Christina Ahmadjian

Christina Ahmadjian is a professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of Commerce and Management and former dean of the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. Her research interests include comparative corporate governance, globalization, systems of capitalism, business groups, and Japanese business and management. Her publications have appeared in journals including the American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and California Management Review.  She teaches courses including organizational behavior, corporate governance, leadership, and global management, and is director of the Shibusawa Scholar Program, an honors program in global leadership for undergraduate students.  She received a BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations at the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to her position at Hitotsubashi, she was an assistant professor at Columbia Business School. Her business experience includes positions at Bain & Company and Mitsubishi Electric. Currently, serves as an Outside Director of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (since June 2012) and at Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (since June 2014).  She was an Outside Director at Eisai, Ltd. from 2009-2013. She is a member of the board of directors of the Japan Corporate Governance Network and an advisor at The Board Director Training Institute of Japan. She is an American citizen, but has lived in Japan for 18 years.