Yoshito Hori

Yoshito Hori

President, GLOBIS University
Chairman and CEO of GLOBIS Group
Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Management Philosophy
Entrepreneurial Leadership
MBA, Harvard Business School
BS in Engineering, Kyoto University


After working for Sumitomo Corporation, Mr. Hori established the GLOBIS Corporation in 1992. He is also a founding partner of the Globis Incubation Fund in 1996 and the Apax Globis Japan Fund (presently Globis Capital Partners (GCP) in 1999.

Mr. Hori founded the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University in April 2006, and as a Dean teaches "Entrepreneurial Leadership."

Mr. Hori founded the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) Japan Chapter and became the first board member in charge of the YEO Asia Pacific region. He also served as the first Japanese representative on the World Economic Forum's New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board. Currently, he is serving as a member of the board of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and the Japan Private Equity Association.


Mr. Hori is an author of several books including "Dear Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate the Society," "Six Dimensions of Life," "My Personal Mission Statement," "The Case-Method Approach to Strategic Entrepreneurship," and "Venture Management Revolution."