Hironobu Shibuya ( Special Advisor )

Hironobu Shibuya

Hiro’s experience in corporate diplomacy spans four decades and is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Japan’s corporate citizenship and U.S.-Japan relations. Prior to his current role as special adviser to the Nippon Foundation, the largest private foundation in Japan, he held several senior executive positions with leading international organizations: CEO of Save the Children Japan, senior advisor to the Executive Director of UNICEF, special advisor to the Under-Secretary General of the landmark UN Earth Summit, director of the UN Information Centre in Papua New Guinea, head of New York Office of the UN University. He also helped establish the US-Japan Foundation in New York and served as its first executive director; served as president and CEO of the Dentsu Burson-Marsteller, a joint venture of two of world’s largest public relations and advertising agencies; president of Pacific Basin Partners, Inc., and senior partner at Robinson Lake Sawyer Miller. His public service includes serving on the boards of Helen Keller International, Save the Children USA, World Learning, the Earth Council, and the Advisory Committee on Private and Public Partnerships of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.