Yoshiko Shibasaka

Yoshiko Shibasaka

Yoshiko is a partner for KPMG Japan.

Yoshiko is responsible for coordination and networking of the KPMG Japan Corporate Governance Center of Excellence (CoE). She is also involved in projects related to intangibles (e.g. intellectual property, intellectual assets, intellectual capital, ESG issues), and collaborating with various external professionals (ex. regulation setters, policy makers, institutional investors, analysts, academia, IR persons, management executives) in order to promote business reporting in the knowledge based economy, which are focused on companies’ value creation and competitive advantage.

She had worked as a Secretary General for WICI (Word Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiatives) Global until June 2011 since its foundation (2007).

Yoshiko also has much experience in Knowledge Management. She promoted knowledge management as a knowledge manager with various countries and areas’ representatives for a professional firm and involved with many clients’ projects of providing consulting services for knowledge management implementation. She had also taken roles and responsibilities as the deputy CKO for KPMG Japan (2011-2013).

Yoshiko has appointed as a member of some committees organized by public entities. She is also a director of The Japan Academic Society of Investor Relations and The Knowledge Management Society of Japan and a lecture of Rikkyo University, Tokyo.

Prior to joining KPMG, Yoshiko worked for Tokyo Electron Limited and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.

Yoshiko graduated from Meiji University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned a Master of Arts in International Economics from the School of International Politics, Economics and Business, Aoyoma Gakuin University.

Yoshiko is a co-author of “Knowledge Management” (1999), “Knowledge Management – Best practices” (1999), “Intellectual Property Management” (2003) and others. She is a co-translator of “the Crickable Corporation”(1999), “Cracking the Value Code”(2000), “Managing in the New Economy”(2001), “One Report “(2010), “The Integrated Reporting Movement”(2015), and “Chief Value Office – Accountants can save the Planet”(2019).

She has also contributed many articles on business magazines and newspapers, and has been invited often as a speaker from international conferences, symposium, workshop etc.