Megumi Taoka has an extensive experience of teaching and researches in higher education for business professionals. Her areas of expertise include financial analysis, cross-cultural management and business ethics. Based on her corporate experiences at global companies in London, New York and Tokyo, she advocates the significance of cultural intelligence in leadership. She supervised 'Ibunka Rikai Ryoku (異文化理解力) '- the Japanese translation of ' The Culture Map', one ofthe most popular books among expats and leaders in global businesses. She earned her MBA from the University of Tsukuba.