Scott Oki

Scott Oki is the Founder and Chairman of Oki Developments, Inc., and a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, author, and community activist.

Prior to founding Oki Developments, Inc., Oki retired in 1992 after ten years with Microsoft Corporation, where he held various executive positions. Oki founded the International Division and later served as Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Service.

Oki is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and alumnus of Troop and Post 252 in Seattle, WA. He serves on many advisory boards and boards of directors for for-profit and not-for-profit companies and has founded or co-founded twenty non-profit organizations.

In addition to his philanthropic activities through The Oki Foundation, he has taken leadership roles in many other organizations. He has served as Co-Chair of the United Way of King County Campaign Board and Co-Chair of the Million Dollar Roundtable, Founder/Chairman of the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce, Founder/past-Chairman of the Chief Seattle Council Boy Scout Scoutreach Foundation, Founder/Chairman of the Outrageous Learning Foundation, Founder/Past Chairman of Densho, and Founder/Chairman of He is a Co-Founder of, Sounders for Kids, Seattle Parks Foundation, Executive Development Institute, America‘s Foundation for Chess, First Tee of Greater Seattle, Microsoft Alumni Foundation, Social Venture Partners, and Seattle Police Foundation. He is a past president of the University of Washington Board of Regents and a past chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Oki has served on the national boards for United Way of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Japanese American National Museum, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, National Science Center, Microsoft Alumni Foundation, and America’s Foundation for Chess.