Guest post by Elizabeth Stearns, senior lecturer of marketing and international business.
Koki Yamashita (MBA 2000) visited the Foster School yesterday with his wife, Ayako, and their three daughters. I had Koki in my Advertising course, which helped launch him on an advertising career path directing the Apple account at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles and then at TBWA\Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles and Tokyo. He then moved to Coca-Cola where he has been for 10+ years in both Japan and Thailand.
Today, Koki is combining his Foster MBA with his own creative genius in his leadership role as group manager of contents excellence at Coca-Cola Japan, where he is currently focusing on Coke’s sponsorship of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.