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Hiro Nishiguchi

Executive Managing Director , Japan Innovation Network

Mr. HIRO Nishiguchi is Executive Managing Director of a non-profit innovation platform organization, Japan Innovation Network, which he created with government research committee members.
Prior to his current position, he was Executive Managing Director of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), which is a quasi-government investment fund with $20 billion investment capacity to foster innovation among Japanese corporations.
Prior to INCJ, he was Worldwide Partner and Region Head of Global M&A Consulting of Mercer. He has worked with many global players on major M&A transactions including cross-border M&A.
Before Mercer, he worked with the World Bank Group in Washington DC and Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan in the US and Japan. His major publications are `Successful M&A Organization and People Integration Strategy` by Nikkei Newspaper Publishing and `Practical guide for HR Due Diligence` by Chuo Keizai.
He received MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor degree from Sophia University in Tokyo. He has visited more than 30 countries and lived and worked in Chicago and Washington DC from 1992 to 2001. He enjoys ocean activities including scuba-diving and sailing.