Mr. Jones came to Asia in 1993 and went to work for a large Japanese logistics company. While his business card said that he was in charge of the company’s Asia-Oceania regional office, his true focus was maximizing/globalizing overseas operations.
Seven years later, he and two colleagues opened a consulting company to assist other Japanese MNCs in globalizing. Instead, most of their projects involved Western companies seeking help getting Japanese subsidiaries to adopt global business practices. Through a post-merger integration project, Mr. Jones became interested in M&A advisory services, which became his focus for the next eleven years, until he sold his operation to a Japanese trading company augmenting its cross-border M&A capabilities.
Mr. Jones now teaches MBA classes at GLOBIS University and a public policy discussion course at Waseda Open College
He holds a BA in political science from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in business from the University of Hawaii. He describes himself as an "exercise junkie."