Akira Morio

Akira Morio

Discipline:
Innovation
Courses:
Financial Reorganization
Education:
LL.M., Harvard Law School
BA in Law, Kyoto University

Biography:

Mr. Morio was engaged in merger and acquisition advisory activities at the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) and Goldman Sachs during 1987-1994. His professional career also includes Asia-Pacific Business Development Director of Rubbermaid Inc., an Ohio-based plastic houseware company, and Corporate Planning/IR Director of the Culture Convenience Club, where he was involved in a joint venture and IPO. Mr. Morio has been an independent consultant since 2000. Current positions include management advisor of Nishimura & Asahi law firm, and outside board member of several companies.

Faculty Message:

"If you wonder “Why do I need to study finance at a Japanese school?”, welcome to my class! In the Financial Reorganization course, we cover M&A, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization topics. You will learn financial practices of US investment banks and companies as compared to those in Japan/Asia. The recent world financial crisis may have revealed to us that the US-style finance theories and skills require an overhaul. I look forward to exchanging various views on capitalism, free-market mechanism, shareholder activism, and what to do with the “greed of Wall Street”!"