We are delighted to announce the addition of four new members to the BXAI Advisory Council.  With a wealth of experience, expertise, and leadership in their respective fields, they will join the existing Advisory Council in setting a robust strategic direction for BXAI’s future.

Mr. Qiao Zonghuai served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Finland, North Korea, and Sweden, among other countries, and also as representative of China at the United Nations Office in Geneva.  In the early 2000s, Mr. Qiao was China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and later served as a Counselor of the State Council.

Mr. Sakutaro Tanino spent 40 years of his career in the Japanese civil service in roles including private secretary to the prime minister, Director-General of Asian Affairs at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and ambassador to India and the PRC.  He was also a visiting professor at Waseda University and Vice Chairman of the Japan-China Friendship Centre.

Mr. Tadashi Yanai is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies and the parent company of UNIQLO, J Brand, and Theory, among other brands.  He has been an advocate and active supporter of various scholarship programs in Asia including BXAI’s Asian Future Scholarship Program since its early days.