Pan-Asian Forum

October 15–17, 2021
Tokyo, Japan

Please join us in Tokyo for Columbia Business School’s 12th international alumni gathering. The Pan-Asian Forum 2021, a two-day symposium on global socioeconomic trends, will include discussions led by some of the School’s most prominent faculty and world-class industry leaders, including alumni at the cutting edge of their fields.

The following faculty members will be among those participating:

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Ciara Burnham ’93

Partner, QED Investors

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Lydia Chilton

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Helen Friedman ’99

Co-founder and CEO, Merit Analytics Group LLC

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Lisa Frusztajer ’90

Investment Committee, Enterprise Fund, Portfolia

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Rob Hayes ’95

Partner, First Round Capital

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Donna Hitscherich ’90

Director, Private Equity Program; Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business, Finance; Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

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Betty Hung

Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners, Austin

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Kelly Jin

Chief Analytics Officer, City of New York and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics

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Gita Johar

Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business and Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Columbia Business School

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Laura Kornhauser ’17

Co-founder and CEO, Stratyfy

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Stephan Meier

James P. Gorman Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

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Bernd Schmitt

Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and Faculty Director, Center on Global Brand Leadership

Tentative keynote speakers:

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Angela Lee ’07

Founder, 37 Angels and Professor, Columbia Business School

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Robert F. Smith ’94

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

The forum will take place at exclusive, historic venues, including LOCATION, some descriptive bit of information; LOCATION, some descriptive bit of information; and LOCATION, some descriptive bit of information.

Online registration will open in March 2021. If you wish to request a printed invitation or have questions about this exciting event, please email Alumni Relations at