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The Financial Crises in the US and Japan


Henry Seals of the Black Professionals in Tokyo announced that Mr. Thierry Porte will speak on, The Financial Crises in the US and Japan, at the Tokyo American Club in Shinagawa on June 4, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Read Mr. Seals message below for additional information!

Please join the Harvard Club Japan at the Tokyo American Club in Shinagawa on Thursday evening June 4, 2009 as former Harvard Club of Japan President Thierry Porte speaks to our members about the financial crises in the United States and Japan. The former head of Morgan Stanley and Shinsei Bank in Japan, Porte is an ideal speaker to shed light on the epochal changes occurring in the financial world. Thierry will give us insights into what has occurred and where we are heading.

Thierry Porte served as President of the Harvard Club of Japan from 1995-2008. He is a graduate of the College, Class of 1979, and the Business School, Class of 1982. He has been active on a number of Harvard related committees and boards, including currently, among others, the Committee on University Resources, the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School, the advisory board of the Harvard Asia Center and the 30th College Reunion Major Gifts Committee. He is currently completing time at Harvard as a Research Associate of the Program on US-Japan Relations of the Weatherhead Center and the Reischauer Institute.

A long time resident of Japan, Thierry served as President and Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley Japan and President and CEO of Shinsei Bank. He is now an Operating Partner of J.C. Flowers & Co., a private equity firm exclusively focused on financial services investments.

Strongly committed to community service and educational and cultural issues, Thierry has played a variety of roles. He is a past Chairman and Director of the Board of the American School in Japan and remains a trustee. He is a past Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He is currently Chairman of the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON). He is a director of the New York Philharmonic.

Cost is 7000 yen and includes a buffet and open bar. Please come to learn, network, or just get out of the house. Please let Henry know by May 29th if you plan to attend.

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