Earnest Matsuo Higa
Advisory Board Member
1952: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii
1970: Graduated from high school, American School in Japan
1974: Bachelors of Science from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce,
the University of Pennsylvania
1976: MBA from the Colombia Business School
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Higa Industries Co., Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer of Wendy’s Japan K.K.
Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School (2009-)
Member of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporative Executives)
Director of DELSOLE Corporation (2010-)
Outside Director of Shinsei Bank, Limited (2013-)
Chairman of the Board of Councilors of US-Japan Council (2020- )