James Higa

James Higa
James Higa
Executive Director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Board of Directors, U.S.-Japan Council (-present)
Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation
1981 B.A. (Political Science), Stanford University

Profile

Read article "Bridging the Valley and the Island" about Mr. Higa.

Listen to OIST podcast episode "Radical Collaboration with James Higa".

Work Experience

Jun 1981 Photographer, Higa Photography (until March, 1984)
Mar 1984 Director, Product Marketing/International Marketing, Apple Japan, Apple Computer (until March, 1989)
Mar 1989 Asia, NeXT Computer (until August, 1996)
Sep 1996 VP Consumer, VP Asia, RealNetworks (until December, 2000)
Mar 2001 Senior Director, Office of the CEO, Apple (until July, 2012)
Jun 2012 Advisor, Innovation Advisory Board, Lawson Inc., (until June, 2017)
Aug, 2012 Executive Director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (-present)
Nov 2012 Mentor in Residence, Index Ventures (-present)
Mar 2013 Investor Director, Kano Computing (until May, 2019)
Oct, 2013 Advisor, UNIQLO (-present)
Sep 2015 Advisor, Airbnb (-present)
Mar 2018 Advisor, Siemens (-present)
Mar 2019 Board of Directors, WorldCover (-present)
Jan 2020 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
Feb 2021 Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

Social Activities, Services

Feb 1989 Working Group Member, Unicode (until September, 1992)
Sep 1998 Board of Directors, Stanford Alumni Association (until August, 2002)
May 2004 Member, Advisory Council, Stanford Libraries & Academic Information Resources (-present)
Apr 2007 Undergraduate Admissions Office Advisory Committee, Stanford University (until August, 2009)
Sep 2008 Board Member, National Advisory Board, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University (until May, 2014)
Mar 2014 Extended Teaching Staff, Designing Liberation Technologies, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Liberation Technologies (until June, 2014)
Apr 2014 Advisory Board, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine (until December, 2017)
Sep 2014 Board of Directors. MusiCares Foundation. The Recording Academy (-present)
Jan 2015 Board of Directors, U.S.-Japan Council (-present)