Mr. Shinsato is co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.
Corporate executive and consultant Douglas Shinsato has been nominated by Gov. David Ige to the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents representing East Hawai‘i County.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Board of Regents,” says Shinsato. “I look forward to working with my fellow Regents on behalf of the UH and its extended community.”
Shinsato is co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Creative Intelligence Associates, one of Japan’s top branding strategy firms. Previously, he served as president for technology company PTC Japan and as vice president-Asia Pacific for Autodesk. He was also senior partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
He received his bachelor of arts and master of business administration from the University of Southern California and his juris doctor degree from Stanford Law School.
Hawai‘i State Senate confirmation is scheduled for Aug. 30. If confirmed, Shinsato will complete the term of the late Barry Mizuno. The term expires on June 30, 2018.