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Governance

NBR’s operations are governed by the Board of Directors, a nationally prominent group of leaders with long-term interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The Counselor is NBR's most senior advisory position, counseling the Board of Directors and President and providing guidance to NBR programs. NBR’s research agenda is developed in consultation with the Board of Advisors, which consists of experts from research centers, universities, and corporations.

Board of Directors Counselors Board of Advisors

Ryo Kubota

Chairman, President, and CEO
Acucela Inc.

Ryo Kubota is Chairman, President, and CEO of Acucela Inc. Acucela is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in discovering and developing novel therapeutics to treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases affecting millions of individuals worldwide.

Prior to founding Acucela in 2002, Dr. Kubota worked in the ophthalmology field, including serving as a faculty member at both Keio University and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He holds an MD and a PhD in medicine from Keio University. Dr. Kubota is board certified in ophthalmology by the Japanese Ophthalmological Society and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He has been a director of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington since 2008 and an advisor to the Japanese Institute for Global Health since 2013.

In the course of his work at Keio, Dr. Kubota discovered a glaucoma gene, myocilin, which earned him the Suda Award. He has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education leadership and strategy program and was selected as one of the Nikkei Business 100, Nikkei Business Magazine’s inaugural list of the most influential people in Japan’s future. He was also selected as one of the most inspiring people in the life-science industry by PharmaVOICE.


Charles W. Brady Board Room


Board of Directors


Chairman


Charles W. Brady
Chairman Emeritus
Invesco, Ltd


Chairman Emeritus


George F. Russell, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Russell Investments


Vice Chairman and Treasurer


John V. Rindlaub
President, Asia Pacific
Wells Fargo & Company


Vice Chairman


George Davidson
Vice Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions,
Asia-Pacific
HSBC


Board of Directors


Admiral Dennis C. Blair
U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Lawrence W. Clarkson
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company (Ret.)

Norman D. Dicks
Senior Policy Advisor
Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Richard J. Ellings
President
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Thomas E. Fisher
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, Unocal Corporation (Ret.)

Joachim Kempin
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation (Ret.)

Clark S. Kinlin
Honorary Member of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer, Corning Cable Systems
Corning Incorporated

Ryo Kubota
Chairman, President, and CEO
Acucela Inc.

Quentin W. Kuhrau
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Unico

Maria Livanos Cattaui
Former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce

Regina Mayor
Principal, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources
KPMG LLP

Melody Meyer
President
Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Joseph M. (Joe) Naylor
Vice President of Policy, Government and Public Affairs
Chevron Corporation

C. Michael Petters
President and Chief Executive Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)

Kenneth B. Pyle
Professor; Founding President
University of Washington; The National Bureau of Asian Research

Jonathan Roberts
Founder & Partner
Ignition Partners

Tom Robertson
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

Matt Salmon
Vice President of Government Affairs
Arizona State University

Gordon M. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Exact Staff, Inc.

Scott Stoll
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

David K.Y. Tang
Managing Partner, Asia
K&L Gates LLP


NOTE:

Please visit the page Remembering Herbert J. Ellison (October 3, 1929–October 9, 2012) to learn about longtime former board member Herbert J. Ellison, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, who played an instrumental role in the founding of NBR in 1989.

Please visit the page In Honor of General John M. Shalikashvili (June 27, 1936–July 23, 2011) to learn about longtime former board member John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Retired).