GEN Japan Announces Board of Directors
GEN Japan is led by managing director Hiro Nishiguchi, an experienced leader who previously led the country’s largest public-private investment fund.
Buke
Cuhadar
26 Aug 2021

Tokyo, Japan – The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) officially announced the newly established board of directors at GEN Japan, one of more than 80 GEN affiliates helping to guide the development of healthy and globally-connected entrepreneurship ecosystems worldwide. 

GEN Japan is led by managing director Hiro Nishiguchi, an experienced leader who previously led the country’s largest public-private investment fund with $20 billion investment capacity. He is supported by a board of successful entrepreneurs and startup community builders including:  

  • Fariza Abidova, Founder and CEO of Trusted Inc.; 

  • Masaru Nagura, Director of Community Development for CIC Tokyo

Secretaries of the Board include:  

“Innovation is a global phenomenon that will enable our civilization to advance and solve our common challenges,” said Nishiguchi. “I believe that GEN is an important organization supporting this to happen. I am very honored and humbled to hold this position as Managing Director of GEN Japan.” 
 
“I am also counting on the distinguished board members, all of whom are key experts and important stakeholders in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, startups and social impact. I have no doubt that we will work collaboratively to connect ecosystems around the globe so we can create a better society not only for Japan but for planet earth as a whole." 

The board was officially announced at the 2021 Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Japan Finals on July 26. GEN Japan partnered with Japan Innovation Network and CIC Tokyo to organize the national competition which feeds into a global final with $1 million in cash prizes available.  GEN Japan will also lead the country’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week campaign, taking place this year November 8-14.  

To learn more about GEN Japan, visit  www.genglobal.org/japan

Buke Cuhadar

Vice President for Global Operations | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Buke Cuhadar serves as Vice President of Global Operations for the Global Entrepreneurship Network, a year-round platform of programs and… More