Dawn Nakagawa

Executive Vice President, Berggruen Institute

Dawn is the Executive Vice President of the Berggruen Institute and the Chief Operating Officer of BIG Holdings, Inc., the company that owns The WorldPost. In this position, she develops strategy and oversee all of its operations. The key projects of the institute include the Berggruen Institute on Governance and the Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture. Prior to joining BIG, Dawn was the Executive Vice President of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a global affairs organization based in Los Angeles. In her position she oversaw all aspects of the organization and drove several special initiatives including the Energy and Security Committee and the Equitable Globalization Committee. She also co-directed the California Adaptation Advisory Council to the State of California under Governor Schwarzenegger. Prior to joining the Pacific Council, Dawn worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company where she developed growth strategy for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including high-tech, medical device, biotech, consumer products and retail industries. She holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the McGill University in Canada. Dawn sits on the board of the Values Schools charter school organization and the Think Long Committee, Inc. Dawn is a founding member of the LA chapter of Awesome Foundation and an advisory board member for Saureyah.