“Building a global career in international development” Webinar

Monday, May 17, 2021
19:30 - 21:00 (Japan Standard Time)
with Yoichiro Ishihara and Satoshi Hirose Register Now Details

Through this interactive seminar, gain insights on how to develop a career in international development

Since its founding in 1945, the World Bank has led the world in reducing poverty and building shared prosperity in developing countries.

In this interactive seminar the World Bank’s Country Representative for Lesotho and macroeconomist, Mr. Yoichiro Ishihara, will explore the role & scope of the World Bank in leading international development, as well as the differing factors & challenges to take into account when aiming for a career in international development. More generally, Mr. Ishihara will also share advice and suggestions on what’s needed in order to build a successful global career.

Core topics covered will include:

  • The role of the World Bank in international development
  • What attitudes and skills are necessary to pivot one’s career from private to public sector
  • Insights and tips on how to acquire those skills

Notes about this interactive online event

This event will be held live online. Upon registration, a link will be sent to your email address with a URL and details on how to join. Some tips for the event!

  • Join on time as the event will be live (we recommend signing in at least 5 minutes early)
  • Please try to have earphones, microphone and/or a webcam ready for a more interactive experience
  • Have a good time and don’t be shy to participate in the discussions


  • Date
    Monday, May 17th, 2021
  • Time
    19:30-21:00 (JST)
  • Where
  • Registration Fee
    Free of charge
  • Language


  • 19:30
  • 19:35
    Keynote by Yoichiro Ishihara
  • 20:05
    Dialogue with GLOBIS Dean Satoshi Hirose
  • 20:30
  • 20:50
    GLOBIS program overview


Yoichiro Ishihara (Keynote Speaker)
Mr. Ishihara is the World Bank’s Country Representative for Lesotho. He is a macroeconomist with a broad operational expertise, apt technical skills and rich client experience across various regions. He also worked for the policy department in Washington, DC on development effectiveness and results management.
Ishihara has held various positions within the World Bank. Most recently, he was the Resident Representative and Senior Economist for Bhutan. He has also served as an economist in Indonesia and senior country economist in Afghanistan and Rwanda.
Ishihara holds a PhD in Development Economics from the Graduate School of International Development of Nagoya University, Japan.
Satoshi Hirose (Dialogue Partner)
MBA and MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
BA in Economics, Keio University
Mr. Hirose Satoshi is the Dean of Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. Before joining GLOBIS, Mr. Hirose turned around and launched a new business as SVP/Co-COO of BELLSYSTEM24, the largest CRM company in Japan, after it was acquired by Bain Capital.
Mr. Hirose started his career as a derivatives trader and corporate risk manager. He then joined A.T. Kearney as a management consultant specializing in corporate strategy development/implementation, corporate transformation, merger and acquisition arrangements. Later, he took the role of corporate executive officer, VP in charge of operations and technology, chief of staffs, and project management officer at AIG/AIU.
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