Yoriko Kishimoto is former Mayor of Palo Alto and the first Asian elected to the Palo Alto City Council. Yoriko’s call to action as Mayor has been to “Build a Green Economy through Innovation” and continues to work regionally on transportation, climate change, water and open space initiatives. She is currently a public elected official with a leading ecosystem preservation government agency, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
Yoriko was born in Japan, earned her Stanford MBA and worked for 20 years consulting to technology entrepreneurs. She is an internationally published author of The Third Century: Asia’s Resurgence in the Asian Era.