Masahiko Kon

Masahiko Kon

Board Member, Sumitomo 3M Limited
Accounting and Finance
Management Philosophy
Ph.D, The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
MBA, The University of Chicago
Bachelor of Commerce, Waseda University
US Certificated Public Accountant (CPA)


Dr. Kon's career is as follows: General Accountant, GE International Inc., Japan; Manager, Tax and Treasury, GE Yokogawa Medical Systems (Japan operation of GEMS); Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, GE Yokogawa Medical Systems; Senior Financial Analyst, General Electric Company (GE Medical Systems); Controller, Finance Operations, GE Yokogawa Medical Systems; Chief Financial Officer (CFO), GE Yokogawa Medical Systems; Controller, Asia Finance Operations, GE Medical Systems Asia (Asian HQ of GE Medical Systems); Senior Manager, Pacific Financial Planning & Analysis, GE Toshiba Silicon Pacific (Asian HQ of GE Silicon); Executive Corporate Officer, Business Development, Group Finance, and Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), Fast Retailing; and Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Capital Leasing Japan.

Faculty Message:

"One of the reasons for joining GLOBIS came from my personal challenging experience. When I started working at GE headquarters in the US, I had already obtained my CPA. I went in there excitedly and prepared a financial report, but the management who knew the operations of the company bluntly told me 'this is useless'. No matter how many accounting tools and numbers you organize, I felt there was no value if the people could not understand. I particularly felt that accounting needed to be useful for management. Since then, I recognized that, after all, people use the accounting tools, and true financial strategy cannot be implemented if the people were not ready to utilize it.

One of the distinctive benefits of learning at GLOBIS is to be taught by faculty members who have literally survived and developed from countless battles in the international business arena. I want to educate people who will not limit their possibilities and who will excel globally."