Career Diplomat x Cross-Cultural Curator
Elizabeth Masamune is based in Tokyo, has over 25 years’ experience living and working in Asia, and is a fluent Japanese linguist. She is a former Australian trade envoy and diplomat.
She is currently Managing Director of Asia Associates Japan, a Tokyo-based advisory firm specializing in cross-cultural communication, leadership and development, and diversity.
Elizabeth serves on several Japanese Boards and Steering Committees. She is a Non-Executive Director of The Faith Group Inc., in music and entertainment, and Osaka-based Arakawa Chemical Industries. She serves on the Risk and Compliance Committee of Calbee Inc. and participates actively in the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. Elizabeth is also a director of Advangen Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of ASX-listed biotechnology firm Cellmid.
She is married to Japanese graphic designer Toshiaki Masamune. She enjoys ikebana, Japanese cuisine and is an ardent cat lover.