President & CEO, The Hitachi Foundation
Barbara Dyer is President & CEO of The Hitachi Foundation, CSR advisor and member of the Hitachi Chief Executives group and Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
The Hitachi Foundation, established in 1985, is an expression of Hitachi’s commitment to global corporate citizenship. Ms. Dyer has shaped the Foundation’s focus on the role of business in society with an emphasis at the intersection of people and profit. Under her leadership the Foundation has been an influential force in the CSR field and has been instrumental in shaping two major national collaborative philanthropic initiatives – Jobs to Careers with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the United States Department of Labor; and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions initially with the Ford and Annie E. Casey foundations.
Ms. Dyer is trustee of Clark University and has served as a member the American University School of Public Affairs Dean’s Advisory Council. She serves as a member of the Points of Light/Hands-On Network Corporate Advisory Council; was a member of the Council on Foundations Corporate Committee and an inaugural member of the More for Mission Leadership Committee.