Leadership Profile

asahina

CEO
Ichiro Asahina

BA in Law, University of Tokyo
Master in Public Policy, Harvard University Founded Aoyama Shachu after serving Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for 12 years

  • At the Ministry, he was In charge of energy policy and infrastructure export projects to emerging countries at the Ministry. He was also in charge of governmental agency reform when temporarily transferred to the Cabinet Office
  • At Aoyama Shachu, he is in charge of leadership program and personal adviser to some of the major policy makers in Japan, including the Cabinet member
  • He was also a head of NPO called ‘Project K’ a group of reform minded young bureaucrats when working for the Ministry
endo

COO
Hiromichi Endo

BA in Law, University of Tokyo  Master in Public Administration, Harvard University
Founded Aoyama Shachu after serving Ministry of Education for 12 years

  • At the Ministry, he was in charge of patent policy, global educational exchange and advanced education policy
  • At Aoyama Shachu, he is in charge of policy advisory services to the major parties, individual policy makers both at the national/regional level
  • Former General Manager of ‘Project K’
kuwajima

CFO
Hiroaki Kuwajima

BA in Economics, University of Tokyo
Master in Business Administration / Master in Public Administration, Harvard University
Joined Aoyama Shachu after working at Mitsubishi Corporation and Dream Incubator (The Largest Japanese Strategy Consulting Firm)

  • At Mitsubishi Corp he was a commodity trader of coffee beans in charge of Asia/Africa Region
  • At Dream Incubator, he was a senior associate for corporate strategy making of top-tier Japanese corporations
  • At Aoyama Shachu, he is in charge of think tank/consulting div.
  • While at Harvard, he was awarded multiple scholarships from the World Bank and Harvard Kennedy School. He also interned at Morgan Stanley, CSIS Japan Chair and the Democratic Party of Japan during vacations
  • Scott M. Johnson Fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program
kamiya

Outside Director
Manabu Kamiya

BA in Law, University of Tokyo 
A Board Member and A Executive Director of Advantage Risk Management (Listed in JASDAQ), after serving Ministry of Education for 4 years

  • At the Ministry, he was in charge of primary/secondary education policy.
  • At the Advantage Risk Management, he is in charge of corporate strategy, business planning and M&A
  • At Aoyama Shachu, he is providing strategic advices in mid-to-long term corporate policy, especially in terms of policy advisory services
koki

Outside Director
Koki Yoshino

BA in Law, Kyoto University
Master in Business Administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Currently serving as a senior project manager of Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan (a governmental turnaround agency). Before ETIC, he served Ministry of Environment and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

  • At the Ministry, he was in charge of global warming, emission recycle and chemical material control policy
  • At Roland Berger, he provided a range of strategy consulting services to the private clients as well as governmental agencies
  • At ETIC, he was in charge of the turnaround project of the Japan Airlines and Yamagiwa Corporation
  • Former General Manager of ‘Project K’
 
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