James Higa

James Higa
Executive Director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Board of Directors, U.S.-Japan Council
Credentials
1981
B.A. (Political Science), Stanford University
About

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

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

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

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)
Service
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)