YUMKO KUSAKABE, CEO
INSEAD Global Executive MBA
Yumiko Kusakabe has over 19 years of international banking experience and 17 years focused experience in emerging markets’ development finance. She has experience working with international organizations, international projects, as well as Japanese companies. She has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC for 15 years, where she led large-scale international financial transactions and financial policy development for IDB. In 2015, she was responsible for developing the India-Japan Infrastructure Partnership initiative for a Japanese company as Chief Operating Officer and developed partnership with Indian companies.
During her tenor in the IDB, she successfully originated, structured, negotiated and closed varied innovative international structured finance transactions with project cost sizes of $50milion - $500million. She has worked with over 10 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region and advised governments and leading companies on their strategies to mobilize international investors.
For innovative and developmental structuring and project execution, she won the Ortiz Mena Award (October 2006), and Outstanding Team Award (October 2007) from the IDB President. Prior to IDB, she was at the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking division and worked on the initial Public Offering team of NTT Docomo Communications ($39 billion).
She is the Fellow of US-Japan Leadership program, Japan-China Leadership Program and holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD (France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi), Masters of Economics from University of Tokyo, and Bachelor of Science in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
She is currently Director for International Business Development for Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Program Director forInnovation Leaders Program at the International Foundation for Information Technology, Advisor for Dentsu Corporation for new business ideation and planning such as its Smart Cell & Design lab. She is also actively involved in India- Japan initiatives.
International business advisory, Program management,
Structured finance, International business development and global outreach, Open innovation and new business development, Social business advisory, Impact investment, Innovation and technology, business intelligence and new business planning.
Our strength is to apply experience and knowledge, design thinking, creativity and innovative ideas to create new business opportunities for client companies together as business partners!
Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Inc. (TTFT)
International Foundation for Information Technology (IFIT)
And other businesses
Past: Kuni Umi Asset Management, Ltd.
S&R Technology Holdings