Kiyo Ogushi (MBA Class of 1992), President and CEO of Fuji Xerox Learning Institute, Honored as 2019 AACSB Influential Leader


Fourth annual initiative recognizes 33 business school graduates creating lasting impact in the world. 

[Minami Uonuma, Niigata] (February 5, 2019)— The International University of Japan announces that Ms. Kiyo Ogushi (Class of 1992) is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—as the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

Ms. Ogushi, nominated by IUJ’s Graduate School of International Management, currently serves as President and CEO of Fuji Xerox Learning Institute.  She has 24 years of experience in leadership and organizational development, change management initiatives, and talent development. Ogushi’s educational and training consulting expertise has touched many Japanese corporate leaders, helping them to reach global standards of management and leadership skills. Similarly, she is a role model for the next generation of coaches and trainers, helping their careers to flourish. Also, as a president and CEO of a company in Japan, she is able to inspire other Japanese female staff to become leaders in their fields.

Her work lives on through the various programs being implemented by the next group of coaches whom she identifies and inspires enabling their continuous development

“IUJ is proud that one of our outstanding MBA graduates has been honored by AACSB as an influential leader in our inaugural year as an AACSB accredited program,” said Dr. Wenkai Li, IUJ’s business school dean. Kiyo Ogushi responded “It is my honor to have such an opportunity to be recognized as an influential leader. I am humbled.”

“AACSB is honored to recognize Kiyo Ogushi and applauds her achievements at Fuji Xerox Learning Institute as a leading example of business education as a force for good in the world,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries, and career paths of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”

Now its fourth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized almost 200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and society. All honorees are have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree from one of the more than 800 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide. For more information on the Influential Leaders challenge, and to view a full list of honorees, visit


About AACSB International

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, visit

Amy Ponzillo
Director, Public Relations
AACSB International
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About International University of Japan and the business school
As Japan’s first English only graduate school, founded in 1982, IUJ has been leading the way toward internationalization. With the extensive support of Japan’s industrial, educational and local communities, IUJ trains professionals who can actively make contributions to the international society with a high level of interdisciplinary and specialized knowledge.

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at IUJ is dedicated to developing “wise” (i.e., socially responsible) individuals for global business and social leadership, with an emphasis on serving the emerging countries. The two key components of GSIM mission are nurturing Social Responsibility (SR) and Global Business (GB), which the school aims to achieve and operationalize through its innovative policies, recruitment strategies, placement efforts, teaching, research, and service strategies.

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