Koji Asada is the General Manager of Investment Banking Division for the Americas, based in New York, responsible for the business promotion in product areas such as structured/project finance, securitization, syndications, leasing and trade finance. Prior to this appointment, he spent about a year as Deputy General Manager of the Asian Corporate Banking Division, where he managed the banking relationship with over 400 Asian and Japanese corporate customers in the United States.
Before he moved to New York in 2011, he was in Tokyo as the General Manager/Global Head of M&A Finance in Structured Finance Division.
In 2009, he was involved in launching the Bank’s strategic alliance with Morgan Stanley. He also headed the Steel Sector Coverage Team from 2006-08, and was a Global RM Officer from 1999-2003.
Koji joined the Bank in 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University, Tokyo, and a Master of Business Administration from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
Peter Goodson is a pioneer in the private equity discipline as an early stage partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice one of the very first management buyout firms. To capture value the firm specializes in accomplishing significant operational improvements at companies like Hertz, Lexmark and Home Depot. Prior to his private equity career Mr. Goodson was the founder of Kidder, Peabody’s M&A practice. “Retired” he is Chairman of the Operations Advisory Board of the leading Vietnamese PE firm, Mekong Capital, a fellow of Dartmouth’s’ Tuck Center for Private Equity, sits on numerous boards, is an award winning teacher here at Haas and is currently developing an emerging market course focused on South East Asia.
Paul Tiffany - Director, Paul Tiffany & Associates
Paul Tiffany is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses in competitive strategy, business and public policy, and international management. He also currently serves as a Visiting Professor at the Cezanne School of Business at the University of Marseilles, and at SASIN, Thailand’s top graduate business school. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley.
Paul Tiffany has published his research in various journals and has authored or co-authored several highly acclaimed and successful book titles including Business Plans for Dummies, which has gone through fifteen printings in ten languages since its release in 1997. He is the recipient of numerous awards for both his research and teaching.
Prior to entering academia, Paul Tiffany worked as a management consultant and C-suite advisor. Outside the classroom, he heads Paul Tiffany & Associates, which offers management consulting services to multinational companies throughout the world. Recent clients include Pfizer Animal Health-South East Asia, the American Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, Newcom LLC of Mongolia, and Siam Cement Group of Thailand.