Kimio Kase is a faculty member of IESE’s Strategic Management Department. He earned his D.B.A. (Doctor of Business Administration) from Manchester University and his M.B.A. from IESE Business School. He also holds a degree in business science from ICADE and a B.A. from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
Prof. Kase participated in the joint UK-Japan research project on the corporate-level strategy, which was conducted under the aegis of Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Manchester University. He was visiting professor at the prestigious China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai in 2001 and taught at Japan’s International Christian University (ICU) in 2006/2007. He also served on the faculty of the International University of Japan, where he taught strategy for two years.
Prof. Kase has extensive corporate experience in the fields of global trade and management. He started off by working for a Japanese global trading house, where he specialized in industrial marketing. He was later appointed director of Price Waterhouse European Firm. Another firm on his curriculum is the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC.
Prof. Kase has written and contributed to several books and articles, published both in Spanish outlets and international journals such as the International Marketing Review and Harvard Deusto Magazine. 2005 saw the publication in the UK of a book he co-authored, titled Transformational CEOs: Leadership and Management Success in Japan, the Japanese version of which was published in November 2006. He also co-authored the book, CEOs as Leaders and Strategy Designers: Explaining the Success of Spanish Banks, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2007. Prof. Kase has also drawn up numerous case studies on a wide range of companies and organizations including the Montserrat Monastery.
As a member of IESE’s Center for Sport Business Management, Prof. Kase has conducted extensive research on business and sports activities. His current research, however, mainly centers on the Spanish banking industry.