Alicia Ogawa seves as the Chair of the Mansfield Foundation Investment Committee and is currently a member of the New Governance Task Force at KT (Korea Telecom). Until June 2023, she ran the Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship at Columbia Business School. Since 2008, she has been a consultant on Japan strategies to two of the largest U.S.-based activist hedge funds, and an advisor to several Japan-focused activist funds. She is a director at the London Stock Exchange-listed Nippon Active Value Fund, as well as the Tokyo-based activist fund Misaki Capital. She is an advisor at Questhub, a Tokyo-based governance advisory firm.
She spent a decade as an assistant adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs running graduate seminars on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance issues. Between 2000-2006, she was managing director at Lehman Brothers in New York City, where she was responsible for managing the firm’s global equity research product. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Ogawa spent 15 years in Tokyo, where she was a top-rated bank analyst and director of research for Nikko Citigroup.
She is currently a member of the board of directors of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of Pure Earth, a global NGO dedicated to addressing lead and mercury pollution. She graduated from Barnard College and earned a master’s degree in international affairs at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.