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Hiro Nishiguchi

Co-Founder & Executive Managing Director, JIN

Mr. Hiro Nishiguchi is co-founder and Executive Managing Director of Japan Innovation Network (JIN). He is also Senior Innovation Advisor for UNDP.

JIN is a non-profit innovation accelerator for a multinational company in Japan. JIN assists member companies to implement innovation management system and deliver innovation results through an innovation acceleration program.

JIN and UNDP also manage an open innovation platform: SHIP (SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform) globally. SHIP is a platform which connects various stakeholders such as public, private, civil and academic sectors.

JIN and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) run the innovation 100 committee which is a community of CEOs who are committed to innovation activities within their organizations.

Prior to JIN, he was Executive Managing Director of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan’s largest public-private investment fund with $20 billion investment capacity and was a Worldwide Partner at Mercer. He worked as an officer at the World Bank Group in Washington DC.

He holds MBA from Kellogg Management School at Northwestern University and BA from Sophia University.