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BCIC Japan Team 2022-2023

Dr. Suresh K.G

Specialized in Technology and Venture strategizing, development & intelligence between Japan and India business, helping various Fortune Japanese & Indian enterprises. Graduating Doctorate from the prestigious Tokyo Institute of Technology continued to lead the overseas business at Fujitsu before founding own ventures in Japan & India. Closed multiple Cross border transactions including M&As, established Global Inhouse & Innovation centers for Japanese companies.

Since 1989 contributing for the growth of Japan India relationship and business through own ventures as well as through social activities. One of the Founder member of IJCCI-K (India Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Karnataka), Advisor for JETRO Chennai in specialized segments during Jetro Chennai’s initial few years.

Stayed for 17 years in Bangalore. Total 22 years in India (incl. Delhi and Kolkata).

Special Assignment in Mitsubishi Corp to plan business strategies for India including setting up a cold storage logistic JV Company, Snowman Frozen Foods Ltd, in India, and involved in the management of the company as a director.

Worked as a consultant for various projects under JICA, JETRO, JODC, and METI. JICA project for the road connectivity to Ennore Port, Tamil Nadu would be highlighted.

Advisor for Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation since 2000 -2017.

Chairman of Proposal Committee, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Bangalore, interacting with Karnataka State Government to improve the environment of investment climate through Dialogue and Monitoring Committee established by the state government from 2012 till 2019.

Fully involved in the cultural activities between India and Japan like Japan Habba (Festival) as Vice Chairman of Japan Habba Executive Committee as well as a Board Member of Japanese Association of Bangalore.

Languages: Japanese, English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada

Professional Career:
March 2020 President, India Research Institute Pvt. Ltd
April 2010 Head, Japan Desk, JCSS Consulting Pvt. Ltd
June 2006 Director General, JETRO Bangalore
Sept.2003 Senior Investment Advisor, JETRO Bangalore
April 2000-June 2003: Director, Indo Business Centre
1978-1981 Representative of Calcutta Liaison Office, Mitsubishi Corporation
1971-2000 Mitsubishi Corporation

Educational Qualifications:
1971 Bachelor of Arts, India-Pakistan Dept (Hindi), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
1968-69 Diploma course in Hindi, University of Delhi (Under the scholarship of Indian Council for Cultural Relations)
July 2003 Admitted in MBA (Part time course), Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

Kenji Suzuki

Founder and Managing Partner of KW Partners (KWP), Tokyo-based financial advisory and business consulting firm

Responsible for equity financing, joint venture, strategic collaboration and M&A between Japanese and International enterprises, startups, and investors. Responsible for inbound and outbound support of Japanese and international companies for their market entry and business expansion. Engaged with Japan-India partnership over the last 10 years. Board member of listed company, technology and healthcare startups

Prior to KW Partners:
Over 15 years of experience in venture capital.
Co-founder and Partner of Works Capital, Venture Capital Fund in Mitsubishi Corporation Group
Director of CSK Venture Capital in SCSK Group (one of the largest system solution providers in Japan) Engaged with 70+ investments in technology and healthcare start-ups in Japan, USA, Israel, and Asia.

Denso Corporation, a multinational automotive electronics and component manufacturer Responsible for new business development in OEMs and after market businesses.

Graduated from Waseda University (B.A. in Economics) and London Business School (MBA).

Mr. Anil Raj

Anil Raj is a serial International entrepreneur. With over 17+ years in entrepreneurship, today his businesses range from an Indian chain of restaurants, Information Technology, International kindergarten School, a variety of Import businesses and more. An ex-techie with 17 years of experience working in International investment banks like Credit Suisse, Dresdner, Japan’s Shinsei Bank and Citi Bank. He holds an M.S. in Information Technology.

After obtaining his MS in IT from an Australian University, he moved to Indonesia to work for an Indonesian bank as an IT specialist. In 1998, he shifted to Japan and has worked for well known American/European/Japanese banks like Credit Suisse, Citibank..etc. In 2005, Anil took the plunge into entrepreneurship, and has achieved much since. His company RAJGROUP, founded in 2005, is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Harikrishna Bhat

Born in 1955, graduated from NITK Surathkal in 1976, did Post Graduation in Kagoshima University Japan.

Worked 16-years for Japanese Semiconductor equipment’s companies, 12 years in Indian IT companies with final job as President & Representative Director of HCL Japan. Worked for Sasken, L&T Infotech, Accenture etc as management advisor and since 2019, working as Director of International Collaborations in Nitte University, connecting Japanese companies and academia.

Living in Japan for 42 years and a Permanent Resident of Japan.