Shinichi Yokohama leads cyber security public advocacy at NTT Corporation. In this capacity, he has been active in Japan, US and recently in ASEAN region. In the US, he is a member of Communication Sector Coordinating Council, a DHS-led public-private initiative. He is also a member of CSRIC Working Group, an FCC-led initiative. He played a panelist role at the White House Cyber Security Summit (February 2015) and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework workshop (April 2016). In October 2015, his team published a Japanese book, “Cyber Security for Business Executives”.
Before starting his current role in July 2014, he was with NTT DATA and led its post-acquisition integration of non-Japan operations. Those operations today have USD 4B revenue, and cover North America, Latin America, EMEA, APAC and China.
He studied nuclear engineering in college, worked in METI for 8 years, and then moved to McKinsey Japan where he spent 18 years. In McKinsey Japan, he focused on serving telecom and high-tech industries and led its Technology Practice. He has a master’s degree in Public Policy from Kennedy School of Harvard.
As his social contribution, he is a board member of Special Olympics Japan and a Leadership Council member of Special Olympics Asia Pacific.