HPU College of Business Names Executive in Residence

Mr. Akemi Kurokawa will serve as College of Business Executive in Residence beginning fall 2017.  He retired from his position as President of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, LLC, & Mauna Kea Resort, LLC, and as Senior Vice President & Director, Prince Resorts Hawaii, Inc.  He had a 30-year career in Hawaii with 20 of those years with Seibu, Inc., which developed and managed the Mauna Kea Resort; the Makena Resort on Maui; the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, and the Hawaii Prince Golf Club in West Oahu.

Mr. Kurokawa serves on the Board Trustees of the Honolulu Museum of Art, as a Board Director of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, and on the Board of Governors of the Japanese American National Museum.  He also served on the Board of Governors of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, as a Director of the Honolulu Festival Foundation, and as a Director of the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii.

He recently received the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for his commitment to promoting Business Relations and Friendship between Japan and the U.S.

He has a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from University of Southern California.

Mr. Kurokawa will be meeting with students and visiting some of the business classes during the semester.