Alicia Ogawa is a consultant to international investment funds and a senior advisor to the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School. She also is an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University School of International Affairs, where she currently is heading a year-long study on bank risk management for the Congressional Research Service. Until 2006 she was Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, where she was responsible for managing the firm’s global equity research product. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. Ogawa spent fifteen years in Tokyo, where she was a top-rated bank analyst and Director of Research for Nikko Salomon Smith Barney. An authority on the Japanese financial system, Ms. Ogawa has testified before Congress several times and has been widely published. Prior to moving to Japan, she worked as a Research Assistant to the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry on a number of U.S.-Japan trade negotiations.
In addition to serving on the Mansfield Foundation’s Board of Directors, Ms. Ogawa is on the Board of Directors of MW Turnbull, a London-based Asian hedge fund. She also is a member of the President’s Circle of the All Stars Project, a development program for inner city students, and is on the advisory board of the U.S.-Japan Society Innovators Project. In 2004, she was inducted into the Academy of Women Achievers. She graduated from Barnard College with a major in music and earned her MA in international affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.