Aki Takahashi is a corporate affiliate visiting scholar at the US-Asia Technology Management Center for 2019-2020 where she is researching the influence of design thinking on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Takahashi has been the CEO of the Musashisakai Driving School in Tokyo for the last 10 years where her innovation of hospitality management programs has been awarded by the Ministry of Economic Trade Industry (METI).
In addition to her work as the CEO of the third largest driving school company in Japan, she is a frequent international lecturer on the topics of team building and team management. She has also served as a visiting fellow of NKEP in which she wrote a monthly article during her tenure.
Takahashi is also the CEO of Brilliant Hope Inc., a Palo Alto company that provides leadership training and design thinking workshops for Japanese professionals.