Board of Directors

Ulara Nakagawa

Interim Board Chair

Ulara Nakagawa is Principal at 33 Ashbury, a management consultancy specializing in strategic, corporate, and executive communications. She works with clients across industries, including Blue Horizon, Hootsuite, PagerDuty, ThoughtExchange, The Diplomat, Care2, The Economist Group and others. Ulara has written for and inspired coverage in outlets including CNN, BBC, The Japan Times, The New York Times, Washington Post, People, TIME, WSJ, National Geographic and more. Client outcomes include: Top 10 LinkedIn Influencer, Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, 2018 Stevie Award for Women in Business, and the Hootsuite Manifesto—one of the most-viewed corporate culture presentations on the platform.

Ulara is also the founder of Elephants in Japan (, a global organization focused on bettering the lives of captive elephants in need. She is co-producer and host of the After Animals Podcast ( After Animals features interviews with leaders and companies from around the world, who offer innovative and scalable solutions for ethical and sustainable food, fashion and entertainment. Ulara currently resides in San Francisco, California, and finds tremendous joy in witnessing animals in their natural habitat—and discovering and eating delicious cuisine. At home, her two feisty feline companions Muscat and Pinot are also great sources of joy, and constant amusement.

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