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Staff Introduction

IMG Inc. is a consultancy firm comprised of a group of highly skilled and professional consultants who specialize in economic, management, and social assistance. All of the consultants are experts in their own individual fields, and together they share the common goal of contributing to the development and improvement of developing countries.

Shinichi Mori

President and CEO

Academic Background

Master of Public and Private Management, Yale School of Management, USA
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Human Geography and Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Employment History

Financial Analyst, Industry and Energy Division, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Department, the World Bank, USA
Public Investment Specialist, Grant Aid Division, Economic Cooperation Department,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Operations Officer, Social Development Study Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan

 

Areas of Expertise

Development Policy / Strategy
Management / Institution Building
Agriculture Value Chain Analysis / Agricultural Finance
SME Promotion / SME Finance
Improvement of Public Sector Administration

Nobuhisa Iwase

Partner

Academic Background

Master of Science in Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A
Bachelor & Master of Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Waseda University, Japan


Employment History

Economist, the Japan Center for Economic Research, Japan
Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., USA
Economic Affairs Officer, Industry and Technology Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
Manager, Sales and Production Planning Department, NKK Corporation, Japan

 

Areas of Expertise

Macro and Micro Economic Analysis
Industrial Policy Analysis and Strategy Development
Private Sector Development and Small- and Medium- Scale Enterprises Promotion
Institution and Capacity Building
Project Planning, Management and Evaluation

Tsutomu Nishimura

partner

Academic Background

Master of Science (Rural Planning and Development), University of Guelph, Canada
Bachelor or Engineering (Civil Engineering), Kumamoto University, Japan

 

Employment History

Community Development Specialist, Belete-Gera Participatory Forest Management Project,Ethiopia
Programme Coordinator/Planner, Public Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment,Pacific, Northeast and Southeast Asia Sub-Regional Resource Facility, United NationsDevelopment Programme, Bangkok, Thailand
Planner/Engineer, Yachiyo Engineering Co. Ltd., Japan
Planner, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, Salt Municipality, Jordan
Project Officer, Planning and Design Division, Recruit Cosmos Co. Ltd., Japan

 

Areas of Expertise

Marketing and Distribution of Agricultural Products
Agribusiness Development
Agriculture and Rural Development
Natural Resource Management
Project Planning and Management
Business Support (including the BOP Market) in Developing Countries  

Maki TSUMAGARI

Partner

Academic Background

PhD, Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University, California, USA
MBA, Public and Private Management, Yale School of Management, Connecticut, USA
MA, Comparative and International Development Education, Columbia University TeachersCollege, New York, USA
BA, Comparative Education, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan


Employment History

Full-Time Lecturer (International Cooperation Studies, tenured)

    Hokkaido University of Education, International and Regional Studies

Strategy & Operations Officer, Transport, Water, & Information & Technology Department, The World Bank Washington D.C., USA
Assistant Director, Japan Program, Asia Pacific RegionThe Nature Conservancy (TNC) Virginia, USA
Executive Secretary, The Asian Community Trust (ACT) Tokyo, Japan
Program Officer, International Philanthropy and Cooperative Programs, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) Tokyo, Japan
Credit Analyst, Credit DepartmentDeutsche Bank AG Tokyo Branch Tokyo, Japan


Areas of Expertise

Education Policy / Institution
Capacity Development
Organization / Institution / Management AnalysisGovernance
Aid Effectiveness
Aid Harmonization / Donor Trends

Kumiko SHUTO

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Partner

Academic Background

Doctor of Social Science (Policy Studies), University of Bristol
MRes in Environment and Development (Overseas Placement), Lancaster University
MSc in Environment and Development, King's College London, University of London
BA in Literature, Waseda University

 

Employment History

Senior Consultant, IC Net Limited
Visiting Scholar, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
Registered Interpreter (English and Bengali) for International Crime Investigation, Saitama Prefectural Police
Assistant Manager, The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.


Areas of Expertise

Project Management and Evaluation
Project Cycle Management Moderator
Aid and Development Policy
Community Development, Community-based Forest and Water Resource Management
Gender, Social, Rural Research
Knowledge Management
Environmental Management System

Kenji ISEZAKI

Partner

Academic Background

Master of Social Work (I), Mumbai University, India
Master of Engineering (City Planning), Graduate School of Waseda University, Japan
Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture), Waseda University, Japan

 

Employment History

Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, TokyoUniversity of Foreign Studies, Japan [current]
Professor, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University, Japan
Visiting Professor, School of Asia 21, Kokushikan University, Japan
Councilor, The Japan Center for Conflict Prevention -Chief, DDR (Disarmament,Demobilization & Reintegration) Coordination Section, United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) [current]
District Administrator of Cova Lima, United Nations Transitional Administration in EastTimor (UNTAET)
Program Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan
Manager, International Aid Coordination, Plan International Japan
Country Director, Plan International Ethiopia
Field Director, Plan International Kenya
Field Director, Plan International Sierra Leone
Board of Directors, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation, Japan
Town Councilor of Makeni, The Republic of Sierra Leone


Areas of Expertise

International Development Aid Planning and Implementation (Income Generation,Agriculture, Public Health, Education)
Development Policy InterventionNon-profit Management (Fund Raising, Public Accountability, Donor Relations, MediaHandling)
Post Conflict Management (Recovery of State Authority, DDR, Civil-military Cooperation,Emergency Aid, Crisis Management)
Peacekeeping & Peace Building

Ken OKAJI

Partner

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Zoology, James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia
MS.C. in Marine Biology, University of the Rryukyus, Japan

 

Employment History

External Research Scientist, the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Japan
R & D Department, Kansai Environmental Engineering Center, Japan
Visiting Scientist/Ph.D. fellow, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia
Contract Research Scientist, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia

 

Areas of Expertise

Coral Reef Ecology (Reef Building Corals, etc.)
Tropical Coastal Ecosystem Survey and Management plan

Noriko YAMADA

Partner

Academic Background

Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Asuncion National University, Paraguay


Employment History

Project Manager, Water Supply Div, Nippon Jogesuido Sekkei Co., Ltd.
Programme Manager (Hazardous Materials Manager, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Pest Control), US Army Garrison Japan
Associate Expert (Climate Change), United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Information and Economics
Associate Expert (Water Resources, Africa), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Project Coordination, Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Expert, JICA
Rural Water Supply Advisor, JICA


Areas of Expertise

Urban and Rural Water
Sanitation and Hygiene
Environment (Natural and Cultural Resources)
Climate Change
Programme/Project Management
Donors Coordination

Mariko KANEKO

Partner

Academic Background

Master of Public Affairs, Sciences Po Paris

Master of Arts (International Politics) and Bachelor of Law, Hiroshima University


Employment History

Consultant (Social Impact Management, Behavioral Science, Market Research & Business Development), K-three Inc.

Program Coordinator (Private sector development in Cote d’Ivoire and Cambodia), Expert (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises development in Rwanda), Associate Expert (Private sector development in HQs), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Senior Staff (Car parts sales & trading), Honda Trading Corporation


Areas of Expertise

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises development

Industrial policy analysis and strategy development

Francophone Africa region/country analysis

Social Impact Management

Project management and analysis

Tomoko KAWAKITA

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Partner

Academic background

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bond University 
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Department of French Literature, Faculty of Humanities

 

Employment History

■British Council Japan, Head of Education

■Japan International Cooperation Agency
    - Evaluation Department, Domestic Strategy and Partnership Department, Southeast Asia and Pacific Department etc
    - JICA Project Coordinator, Philippine (Department of Agriculture)
    - JICA Technical Expert, South Africa (University of Pretoria)

 

Area of Expertise
Cross Cultural and Intercultural Management
Networking and Partnership Building with Local Governments, Universities and NGOs

Project Management and Evaluation
University Consortium Management
Development and implementation of Training Programs
Career Development 

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Gantumur BURNEEBAATAR

Analyst

Academic Background

Master of Policy Science, Graduate School of Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Bachelor of Transport Management and Economics, Otgontenger University, Mongolia

Employment history

Consultant, Urban Environmental Division, Overseas Operations Department, Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd, Japan

Representative/Project Manager, Center for Future Nomadic Society (NGO), Mongolia

Officer in Charge of Bus Service Planning, Transport Planning Department, Ulaanbaatar City Public Transport Bureau, Mongolia

 

Areas of expertise

Institutional and financial analysis

Financial and managerial accounting

SME promotion

Urban environment and solid waste management

Data management and analytics

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Jumpei SUENAGA

Analyst

Academic Background

MSc in Africa and International Development, University of Edinburgh, UK
BA in Language and Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Areas of Expertise

Project Management and Evaluation
Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion
Private Sector Development

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Yahan ZHANG

Analyst

Academic Background

Bachelor of Engineering (Management Engineering), University of Tokyo, Japan

MSc Urban Economic Development, Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK

Areas of Expertise

Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion

Institution Building

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Oulimata GUEYE

Analyst

Academic Background

Master in International Cooperation, University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Areas of Expertise

Agricultural Value Chain Development

Project Management

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Junki AKAHORI

Analyst

Academic Background

BA in International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

 

Areas of Expertise

Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion
Institution Building

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