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BCIC Japan Team 2023-2024

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.

Dr. S Devarajan

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.

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. Anup Kumar

He entered Osaka University on the recommendation of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in 2009. Post graduating with a Master of Economics, he has been working as a management consultant and business advisor. He has been involved in representative Indo-Japan projects like Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) , Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) , and is well versed in Global RTM, GTM entry strategies, Supply Chain Management, and Localization. Presently, he is active in architect a corporate-based bilateral economic relationship between Japan and India market. His expertise is in IT, social infrastructure (ODA; Official Development Assistance projects), energy, and provides business advisory services in B2B, B2G, and B2C categories.

Kenshin & Company,Director
Dell Technologies Inc. Japan, Financial Advisor
Small and medium sized Enterprises Holdings,Inc., Advisor
ZEN HOLDINGS Co.,Ltd., Advisor
IHI Corporation、Director, Global Business Operation
Osaka University, Master in Economics & Arts
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Master in South East Asian Studies

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), India
Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), India
Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR), India
Osmangazi Bridge Project, Turkey

Jitsunaga Hayashi

38 years of experience in development, construction, and management in the major big projects.

Repeated success directing IT projects from inception to execution.

Expertly planning new strategies and delivering accordingly.

Launched an in-house company providing B2B service and served as COO. Successfully commercialized the business and earned more than 200 million yen per year
Established a consulting company and have been supporting PMO, marketing strategies, M&A and cloud services for major companies in Japan.
Have been managing and overseeing to rebuild core systems for major financial companies in Japan.
Planned and executed strategic investment, reformed internal systems, and researched business withdrawal and Business acquisitions for clients’.
As a general manager, successfully managed and experienced strategy planning for four investment partners at home and abroad.

Jitsunaga Hayashi

Jishnu Madhavan is an Entrepreneur with 20+ years of industry experience, providing business leadership for several ventures in the India-Japan space. As an Indian living in Japan for almost 20 years, he is one among the few industry leaders who understands India and Japan very well.

An angel investor in many successful ventures, advisor to large industries and has setup joint ventures (JV) with Japanese manufactures and IT companies in India. He is also the Co-Founder/Vice-Chairman of Indian IT Association japan (IITAJ), which is a group of 50+ IT CEOs in Japan.

He has also setup companies in Japan, India, China, Hong Kong, etc. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Science. He has focused and delivered in IT Managed Services for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in the IT Infrastructure services, Data Center Management, Cloud Services etc. Also experienced in Ecommerce, SAP, ERP in Manufacturing & other services sectors etc. with great success.

Akshara Iyer

Worked at Mitsubishi Electric India as Executive Assistant from 2015 to 2017. Studied Advanced Japanese in 2019 and Business Japanese Translation and Interpretation in 2020 to 2022 at Bunka Institute of Languages, Japan.

While in India, volunteered at Indo-Japanese events like::
Japan Habba (since 2017)
Japanese Speech Contest (2018)

Joined JCSS Consulting as Sales & Support Executive in May 2022.