James HigaJames Higa
Board Member

James Higa was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors and began serving as an independent director in June 2021.

Higa currently serves as the executive director of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to advancing new ideas in philanthropy, a position he has held since 2012. He is also the managing partner of Offline Ventures. He has advised and mentored numerous companies including Airbnb, Siemens and UNIQLO, to help think creatively and address leadership challenges. 

Higa previously spent over two decades working along side Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT, most recently holding the role of senior director in the office of the CEO. 

He has volunteered his time and expertise on many boards, including the board of directors for the Recording Academy MusiCares Foundation, and the Haas Center for Public Service.

Higa received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in political science.