HBS alumnus Leadership case global discussion against COVID-19; Moderna Vaccine to save the world

Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 2:00 PM (JST)

About this event

Dear all, we hope it finds you all well. We wish we have a good luck and health in 2021.

You are cordially invited our virtual meetup on February 27, Saturday, 14:00(JST).

The topic of our first HBSO official Tokyo Chapter Virtual Meetup in 2021 is: 

HBS alumnus Leadership case discussion against COVID-19; 

Moderna which produces vaccine for the world, which has been currently the hot topic in Japan and in the world.

We would kindly invite Japan and Global HBSO past and current participants and their friends.

We also welcome new members to our community and our old community members.

To join the virtual event, 

Please RSVP in advance to register. Thank you.

For the discussion, we use a HBS case as a reference material.

It’s timely and interesting, because one of the reasons is that Moderna CEO is an alumnus of HBS. 

Mr. Stephane Bancel, CEO of biotech firm Moderna, (MBA2000) is now facing on producing the vaccine against COVID-19.

We are in HBSO community, so let's think and discuss, share the ideas with other smart HBSO members;

It's a casual discussion. So feel free to join us.




Case ($8.95) : We would gently recommend that you would purchase the case and read in advance of the discussion. 

It is interesting to get to know about the story about Moderna for you.


(Please understand that we do not show the case itself on the session.) 

Examples of the discussion topics: 

- What can we learn from Moderna about the business leadership? 

- What are the challenges of Moderna?

- What are the strategies and the factors of their business development and the success?

- Ecosystem? Partnership? Talent Acquisition Management?

- If you were in shoes of Mr. Stephane Bancel, CEO of biotechnology company Moderna, what decision would you make to move forward?

- What would you advice or recommend Mr. Stephane Bancel, if you could?


Should you have any questions or recommendations about the topics of the Moderna case discussion,

please kindly let us know in advance.

*We would also welcome new joiners to our virtual event, please kindly understand our community guideline beforehand: 


*The event will be recorded. Thank you.

We look forward to meeting and talking to you at the next virtual meetup. 

Sincerely & Love,

from HBSO Tokyo Chapter


  • Emi Shitara

    Emi Shitara


    HBS Online Tokyo Chapter Organizer | AI for social good study

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