BA, The Tokyo University of Foreign Affairs
One-year undergraduate study in economics, The University of Chicago
One-year undergraduate study in economics, The University of Lyon II, France
Mr. Saito has over 30 years extensive and broad operations and management experience. After joining Fuji Bank and working for a strategy & marketing consulting joint venture with Citibank of New York, he moved to a specialty audio equipment manufacturer in Japan, where he assumed broad responsibilities including a position of Board Director and CFO. Relocating to the United States and upon completion of his MBA study, he joined a San Diego-based venture firm in the field of mobile telecommunications as SVP of International Finance and Business Development, set up its Japan subsidiary and later became its President and Representative Director. He later joined MTI Ltd. and helped the company grow into one of the largest providers of mobile contents in Japan. Now, Mr. Saito is in charge of developing financial courses and materials at GLOBIS, while teaching its MBA classes and in its corporate education programs.
"A good manager need to have extensive management experiences and accurate understanding of various principles and frameworks of management which are effectively and organically integrated in order to tackle with various management problems he or she faces day to day. MBA education aims to first disassemble student’s practical knowledge and experiences, and then to integrate them with fundamental theories and frameworks underlying them so that he or she may make appropriate judgment and decisions on difficult and complicated management problems. I would like to emphasize that you should not leave what you have learned in each discipline or course stand alone but try to integrate them into one big ecosystem of management. Through your study at GLOBIS, I really look forward to seeing you metamorphose into really visionary leaders who create and innovate the societies by creating and renovating businesses with enhanced social corporate value."