The Board of Directors of the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) announced the decision of Irene Hirano Inouye to retire as president later this year, and the launch of a search for a chief executive officer—a new position at the council.
Board Chair Phyllis Campbell praised Inouye for the council’s successes over the past decade.
“Irene has been a formidable and relentless champion of a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship and she has our enduring admiration and respect.”
Campbell will lead the search for a CEO, which is expected to take several months with the goal of selecting a CEO during the second quarter.
Founded in 2008, USJC’s mission is to develop and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship.