THE REVIVAL OF JAPAN IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Ernest Higa ’76
President and CEO, Higa Industries
Ernest Higa ’76 is chairman and CEO of Higa Industries, Wendy’s Japan, and Higa Investments. He is also a board member of JC Comsa, Shinsei Bank, and Keizai Doyukai, one of the major business associations in Japan. He serves on the boards of the US Japan Council, the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers, the board of the New Business Conference, and the Chief Executive Organization. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission.
Mr. Higa was named entrepreneur of the year by the New Business Conference in 1990 and was honored by the Ministry of Agriculture for “innovation in food” in 1998.