• Jun Usaka, President & CEO, Pathmake Holdings

    Jun Usaka, President & CEO, Pathmake Holdings

  • In the ever-evolving landscape of business, CEOs are entrusted with the immense responsibility of guiding their organizations to success, often in the face of complex challenges and dynamic market conditions. One such distinguished CEO, Jun Usaka, has carved an impressive trajectory in the education sector both within Japan and across international borders. With a career spanning 24 years, Jun Usaka's professional journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to the world of education. It began following his graduation from Tohoku University when he embarked on a career at Benesse, Japan's largest education company. Jun's quest for knowledge and international exposure led him to the United States, where he pursued an MBA at the University of Michigan.

  • Jun Usaka: Navigating the Education Frontier with Vision & Leadership

Collaboration is the Mantra of Academia

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

In this tech-ade, collaboration is a key mantra across all sectors. It’s no different for education, as collaborating and knowledge sharing is a crucial aspect of advancing education and bringing it closer to the industry, bridging the gap.

Technology Reshaping the Future of Healthcare

By: Sharon Chan, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS Asia Pacific

From working at a restaurant, to starting and transforming their own restaurant, ‘China Garden’, into a chain, Sharon’s parents taught her to dream a life beyond the walls of their shop.

Top 10 Alumni Leaders From Tohoku University – 2023

Green Economy – Tech, Policies & Educationl

By: Jeffrey Khoo, Vice-Chairman (APAC), Arbol

The green economy is becoming increasingly crucial as the world grapples with the dire need to address climate change. It refers to an economic system based on sustainability and environmental


Consumer Electronics Industry: Adapting The New Dynamics

By: Vikas Chadha, CEO, Jumbo Group

Technology has changed the rules of engagement. The consumers are inundated with choices – of products, modes of purchase, payment, delivery and more.


Transforming Digital Process Automation During New Normal

By: Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Product Head – Food SAR Region, Bureau Veritas Group

With 19+ years’ experience in the verticals like audit, certification, training, quality functions, Dr. Kaushik is increasing the digital process


Driving Organizational Change Through Digitalization

By: Mediko Azwar, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Bird Group

Organizational change refers to any alteration that occurs in an organization's structure, processes, culture, or strategies. The significance of organizational change lies in its ability to improve


Three Ways Investing in Route Planning Software is Beneficial for the Transportation Industry

By: Mradul K., VP - Global Sales & Strategy, LogiNext

Mradul boasts of a 13-year long career during which he has been associated with companies such as Bajaj Alliance General Insurance, IFFCO Tokyo General Insurance

  • Top 10 Alumni Leaders From Tohoku University – 2023

    Inspired Minds, Impactful Leaders: Tohoku's Alumni Changing the World

    Tohoku University stands as a beacon of academic excellence, renowned for its cutting-edge research and commitment to innovation. Established on a foundation of scientific prowess, it fosters a dynamic learning environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. Its global impact resonates through groundbreaking discoveries in fields like technology and medicine. The institution's emphasis on cultivating critical thinking and nurturing talent has shaped leaders and pioneers. With a rich history and a forward-looking approach, Tohoku University continues to push boundaries, contributing significantly to the advancement of knowledge and the betterment of society on a global scale.

    Tohoku Legacy, Global Leadership: Where Alumni Drive Excellence

    Tohoku University boasts a rich legacy of producing exceptional alumni leaders who have made significant contributions across various fields. These accomplished individuals, molded by the institution's commitment to academic excellence and innovation, have emerged as influential figures in academia, industry, and society. In the realm of academia, Tohoku University alumni have distinguished themselves as pioneering researchers and educators. Their groundbreaking work spans diverse disciplines, from cutting-edge scientific research to impactful social sciences. Beyond academia, Tohoku University alumni have left an indelible mark on the corporate landscape. Many have assumed leadership roles in multinational corporations, driving innovation and shaping industries. The strong network of Tohoku University alumni also facilitates collaboration and knowledge exchange, creating a dynamic ecosystem that extends far beyond the campus. In conclusion, Tohoku University's alumni leaders embody the spirit of excellence and service instilled by the institution. Their impact reverberates across academia, industry, and society, showcasing the enduring influence of a Tohoku University education.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Alumni Leaders from Tohoku University- 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Alumni Leaders From Tohoku University – 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Ryuka & Partners Aki Ryuka , President Ryuka & Partners A legal leader with expertise in electronics, semiconductors, software, data communication, and radio communication, specializes in various areas of IP law, including prosecution, licensing and many more
Morf3D Behrang Poorganji , CTO Morf3D An innovative leader with over sixteen years of experience in diverse sectors, expertise in leadership, technology, business strategy development, project management, people management and more
Viet Vang Hoang Trieu , CEO Viet Vang A distinguished leader with unmatched expertise in organization development and IT, proficient in CRM, e-commerce, digital strategy, digital marketing, ERP, business management and much more
Pathmake Holdings Jun Usaka , President & CEO Pathmake Holdings A luminary leader with 24 years of a career experience, specializing in digital transformation, green transformation, marketing, strategic investments and much more
QueeenB Kazuki Nemoto , CEO QueeenB A vibrant leader with over several years of experience in economics and research, skilled in microeconomics, econometrics, game theory, market design and much more
The Numfor Solange Foundation Numfor Solange Ayuni , Founder & CEO The Numfor Solange Foundation A dynamic leader having extensive experience in information technology, expertise in systems thinking & system dynamics, design thinking, human resource management, economic growth and many more
Biotage Toshiyuki Yachi , VP & General Manager - Japan & APAC Distribution Biotage An experienced professional with over three decades in the life science and drug discovery field, skilled in financial management, technology, global marketing, sales, product support and much more
Rurio Trishit Banerjee , Co-Founder & COO Rurio A business professional with more extensive in media and mentoring, specializing in writing, reporting, management, team building and many more
New Horizon Capital Yoichiro Kurosawa , Managing Director New Horizon Capital A versatile leader with over 25 years of private equity and venture capital expertise in diverse countries, proficient in finance, investment, environmental management and more
Shiseido Yoshihiro Hagino , Vice President - Manufacturing & Technology Innovation Dept Shiseido A prominent figure in the beauty and cosmetics industry, with unmatched expertise in management, marketing, business strategies, technology and more

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