Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1993

Sumiko Ito

by David A. Thomas


Describes the life and career of the first Japanese female investment banker at Nomura Securities, Sumiko Ito, who later became a partner at Alex Brown, a U.S. investment bank. Organized around the major life events and career transitions Ms. Ito experienced. Set in three distinct cultural milieus: Japan, England, and the United States. Eventually, Ms. Ito resigns from Alex Brown and starts her own investment company.

Keywords: Investment Banking; Personal Development and Career; Gender; Diversity; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Banking Industry; Financial Services Industry; Japan; England; United States;


Thomas, David A. "Sumiko Ito." Harvard Business School Case 493-011, April 1993.