Doug Shinsato, a resident of the Big Island, has had successful careers in consulting and as a corporate executive.
He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo. Currently, Shinsato is busy at Anthill Ventures, which he co-founded with partners in Japan, Singapore and India. Anthill is a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups. The company focuses on tele-education, telehealth, sustainable food production, and cyber-security.
He is the co-editor-in-chief of Telehealth and Medicine Today and Blockchain in Healthcare Today.
Shinsato is a member of the board of directors of Creative Intelligence Associates, one of Japan’s top branding strategy firms, and Heyou Media, Tom Skerritt’s digital media company. He sits on the advisory board of ViaEquity, one of Europe’s top technology investment firms.
Previously, Shinsato was a senior partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and later was the head of Japan and Asia operations for global software companies. He was an adjunct professor at the Graduate Business School of Sophia University (Tokyo) and at Aoyama Gakuin’s joint MBA program with the University of Hawaiʻi.
As a hobbyist historian, he translated into English the autobiography of Mitsuo Fuchida, leader of the attack on Pearl Harbor; and based on his research, he recently wrote 101 Lesser Known Facts About the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Shinsato is married to Jennifer Lindsay-Shinsato, has two adult children and one grandchild. He has a BA and MBA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Stanford Law School.