Reiji Yamanaka
Reiji Yamanaka
Faculty, GLOBIS University
Impact Investment Officer, KIBOW Foundation

Mr. Yamanaka teaches entrepreneurship-related courses at GLOBIS. He also serves as the impact investment officer at the KIBOW Foundation, which was established after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

Previously, he held positions at early-stage ventures, including business development of SMS Co., Ltd. and COO at Health Solution, Inc. He also worked at GLOBIS Capital Partners and led investments in IT, service, animation, and healthcare.

Before entering the venture world, he worked at Canon, where he was mainly engaged in alliance building for foreign ventures.

He earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Hitotsubashi University.

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