Norio Murakami joined Google in April 2003 as Vice President of Google Inc., as well as President & Representative Director of Google Japan and was responsible for all aspects of Google's business in Japan. He became Honorary Chairman of Google Japan in Jan 2009, and retired from Google on Jan 1st, 2011, to set up Norio Murakami Office.
Prior to joining Google, Mr. Murakami established Docent Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of Docent, in 2001. As President, he showed leadership in the e-learning industry.
Between 1997 to 1999, Mr. Murakami was President & CEO of Northern Telecom Japan. In this capacity, he successfully merged and integrated the company with Bay Networks Japan, whose parent company Bay Networks had been acquired by Northern Telecom, and was later re-named Nortel Networks Japan. He served as President & CEO of Nortel Networks Japan through to mid-2001.
Mr. Murakami began his career as an engineer for minicomputer systems at Hitachi Electronics K.K. He also served as a Director in charge of marketing at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) Japan. This affiliation included a five-year assignment at DEC headquarters in Massachusetts.
Mr. Murakami graduated from Kyoto University with a B.S. in engineering. Serves as Professor at Center for Global Communication of International Univ. , Special Guest Professor at the graduate school of Keio Univ., Visiting Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology, Councilor to Aizu Univ.
Books by Mr. Murakami：
① “Introduction to Knowledge-based Systems” (Information Science Co., 1986)
② “The Murakami Method for Simple English Learning” (Diamond Inc., 2008)
③ “The Murakami Way of Getting Work Done Simply” (Diamond Inc., 2009)
① “The Japanese Economy Following 3/11” (Asahi Shinsho, 2011)
② “The “Smart Japan” Declaration: Energy Policy for Reconstructing the Economy” (Ascii Shinsho, 2011)
Executive Research Fellow/ Professor