Yoshito Hori is the founder and president of GLOBIS University, the No.1 business school in
Japan. He is also a founding partner of GLOBIS Capital Partners, the No.1 venture capital firm
in Japan, and president of the G1 Institute, a platform to create a better Japan. His other roles
include founder of the KIBOW Foundation, a project to support the revitalization after the Great
Tohoku Earthquake; owner of the Ibaraki Robots, a professional basketball team in his
hometown of Mito; owner of the Ibaraki Broadcasting System, Ibaraki’s only prefecture-wide
media company; and producer of LuckyFes, an annual music festival held in Mito.
He received his BS in engineering from Kyoto University and holds an MBA from Harvard