Dr. Michiko Kurahashi
Dr. Michiko Kurahashi has served since 2020 as an adjunct professor at New York University and College educating executives, graduate students, and undergraduates in the current trends in marketing, communications, public relations, and digital marketing technology applicable to a wide range of businesses and industries. From 2016 to 2020, Dr. Kurahashi was Chief Marketing Officer at AXIS Capital (NYSE: AXS), a global commercial insurer and reinsurer. In that role, Dr. Kurahashi launched the firm’s new “One AXIS” brand, implemented AI-driven marketing initiatives and streamlined marketing processes. Prior to that, Dr. Kurahashi was Head of Marketing at CIT Bank, an online bank, and held senior marketing and communication positions at global financial institutions including UBS AG and HSBC Private Bank. Throughout her career, Dr. Kurahashi has won numerous industry awards for her work. Dr. Kurahashi received a B.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; a M.A. in social stratification theory and a Ph.D. in quantitative research, labor markets from Cornell University. Dr. Kurahashi’s deep knowledge of corporate brand strategy and digital marketing expertise provides the Board with a key strategic and operational perspective in a continuously changing marketplace.