Virtual Coffee Chat with MBA Alumni

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
Join our interactive, online coffee chat to learn all about GLOBIS MBA programs by our alumni
Sara, Felipe, Daichi and Alicia talking

Interested in accelerating your career advancement through an MBA/Pre-MBA? Join this interactive online session to learn what the GLOBIS MBA has to offer.

  • Hear from alumni about their experiences balancing an MBA study with work and family
  • Discover how an MBA can help you achieve your career goals
  • Learn about the application process and generous financial support available


Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
Where: Online
Registration Fee: Free of charge
Language: English


7:00 PM (PDT) Reception Opens
7:30 PM (PDT) Welcome & GLOBIS Info
7:35 PM (PDT) Coffee chat with alumni
8:20 PM (PDT) Program info and wrap up
Kazunori Inabe

Kazunori Inabe 

Astellas Innovation Management LLC. – Senior Director, Head of Partnering Process Management

Kazunori Inabe currently serves as Senior Director, Head of Partnering Process Management at Astellas Innovation Management LLC in San Francisco. 

He started his career as an assistant professor at Kansai Medical University. After his academic career, he moved to California as Investment Director at his current company. At the same time, he started his MBA at GLOBIS University to gain practical business knowledge and to expand his business network. After graduating from GLOBIS, he was promoted from senior manager to senior director at Astellas Innovation Management. Now he is in charge of R&D partnership and medical discovery through biotech companies and academic institutions.  

After his MBA, together with his classmates, he contributed to translating Youmei-gaku (Wang Yangming’s philosophy) from Japanese to English which is available on ). He enjoys skating in his spare time. 

Iris Garvilles 

Amgen Inc.-Global Publications Planning Lead, R&D department

Before she joined the GLOBIS Full-time MBA, she was a leader in Training and Development in the Philippines and had worked as an Environmental Scientist. Eager for growth and adventure, she decided to join the Full-time MBA program. To maximize her learning experience, she collaborated on projects with Tokyu, Lixil and Omron through a corporate program and was given the opportunity to apply what she learned during her internship opportunity at Ricoh.  

Currently, Iris Garvilles serves as Global Publications Planning Lead in the R&D department at Amgen (Fortune 500 Biotech company based in California). Her role allows her to support strategic efforts to further science to support patients and ensure key clinical data is shared. 

The MBA degree allowed her to qualify and transition to various roles and negotiate offers. The knowledge gained allowed her to actual her potential in decision making, finance, strategic planning and continuous improvement solutions. She also values her network gained at GLOBIS. Even after graduation, she continues to communicate with her contacts. To share her Globis experience, she has recommended the university to others who have joined the program and graduated. 

Now, she is currently based in Hawaii, US and sends happy vibes to the GLOBIS community.

※Her picture is not available due to her work confidentiality

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