Masao Takahashi is a Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum. He has been actively leading public-private partnership (PPP) agendas on social transformation with technology innovation. At the Forum, he currently oversees the Japan agenda, Global Private sector relationships and a community of technology innovators. He has a track record in change management, business development, public-private partnership (PPP), policy reform, privatisation and corporate social responsibility in various countries including Africa, Asia, and Europe. Prior to his current roles, he was the head of business sector agenda on Asia (South-East Asia, South Asia and Japan) at the Forum, and Chief Consultant on Global Management Reform at Japanese think-tank, Nomura Research Institute (Tokyo). He studied in Yokohama, São Paulo, Barcelona and Geneva, and holds master’s degrees in Engineering (Yokohama National University, Japan), Business Administration (IESE Business School, Spain) and was a Global Leadership Fellow (World Economic Forum).