Staff Introduction

  IMG Inc. is a consultancy firm comprised of a group of highly skilled and professional consultants who specialize in economic, management, and social assistance. All of the consultants are experts in their own individual fields, and together they share the common goal of contributing to the development and improvement of developing countries.

Partners

Shinichi MORI
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Background
Master of Public and Private Management, Yale School of Management, USA
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Human Geography and Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan
Employment
History
Financial Analyst, Industry and Energy Division, Central Africa and Indian OceanDepartment, the World Bank, USA
Public Investment Specialist, Grant Aid Division, Economic Cooperation Department,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Operations Officer, Social Development Study Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan
Areas of Expertise Development Policy and Strategy
Institution and Capacity Building
Public Sector Reform and Decentralization
Small- and Medium-Scale Enterprises Promotion
Project Planning, Management and Evaluation
 Nobuhisa IWASE
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Background
Master of Science in Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, U.S.A
Bachelor & Master of Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, WasedaUniversity, Japan
Employment
History
Economist, the Japan Center for Economic Research, Japan
Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., USA
Economic Affairs Officer, Industry and Technology Division, United Nations EconomicCommission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
Manager, Sales and Production Planning Department, NKK Corporation, Japan
Areas of Expertise Macro and Micro Economic Analysis
Industrial Policy Analysis and Strategy Development
Private Sector Development and Small- and Medium- Scale Enterprises Promotion
Institution and Capacity Building
Project Planning, Management and Evaluation
 Tsutomu NISHIMURA
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Background
Master of Science (Rural Planning and Development), University of Guelph, Canada
Bachelor or Engineering (Civil Engineering), Kumamoto University, Japan
Employment
History
Community Development Specialist, Belete-Gera Participatory Forest Management Project,Ethiopia
Programme Coordinator/Planner, Public Private Partnerships for the Urban Environment,Pacific, Northeast and Southeast Asia Sub-Regional Resource Facility, United NationsDevelopment Programme, Bangkok, Thailand
Planner/Engineer, Yachiyo Engineering Co. Ltd., Japan
Planner, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, Salt Municipality, Jordan
Project Officer, Planning and Design Division, Recruit Cosmos Co. Ltd., Japan
Areas of Expertise Marketing and Distribution of Agricultural Products
Agribusiness Development
Agriculture and Rural Development
Natural Resource Management
Project Planning and Management
Business Support (including the BOP Market) in Developing Countries  
 Maki TSUMAGARI
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Background
PhD, Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University, California, USA
MBA, Public and Private Management, Yale School of Management, Connecticut, USA
MA, Comparative and International Development Education, Columbia University TeachersCollege, New York, USA
BA, Comparative Education, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Employment
History
Strategy & Operations Officer, Transport, Water, & Information & TechnologyDepartment, The World Bank Washington D.C., USA
Assistant Director, Japan Program, Asia Pacific RegionThe Nature Conservancy (TNC) Virginia, USA
Executive Secretary, The Asian Community Trust (ACT) Tokyo, Japan
Program Officer, International Philanthropy and Cooperative ProgramsJapan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) Tokyo, Japan
Credit Analyst, Credit DepartmentDeutsche Bank AG Tokyo Branch Tokyo, Japan
Areas of Expertise Education Policy / Institution
Capacity Development
Organization / Institution / Management AnalysisGovernance
Aid Effectiveness
Aid Harmonization / Donor Trends
 Kumiko SHUTO
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Background
Doctor of Social Science (Policy Studies), University of Bristol
MRes in Environment and Development (Overseas Placement), Lancaster University
MSc in Environment and Development, King's College London, University of London
BA in Literature, Waseda University
Employment
History
Senior Consultant, IC Net Limited
Visiting Scholar, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
Registered Interpreter (English and Bengali) for International Crime Investigation, Saitama Prefectural Police
Assistant Manager, The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Areas of Expertise Project Management and Evaluation
Project Cycle Management Moderator
Aid and Development Policy
Community Development, Community-based Forest and Water Resource Management
Gender, Social, Rural Research
Knowledge Management
Environmental Management System
 Rui HIWATASHI
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Background
MA in International Relations, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
BA in Law, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Employment
History
Systems Engineer / ICT Consultant, Aus-be Corporation (Formerly M.I.T. Co., Ltd.)
Pro Bono Program Officer at Relief International Japan: 2007-2008
Research Associate, Research Institute of E-Government, Waseda University
Assistant Researcher, Institute of Comprehensive Research Organizations, Waseda University
Areas of Expertise Project Management and Evaluation
Business Support (including BOP Market) in Developing Countries

 * Water Disposal, Agriculture, ICT
 * Market Research, Strategy Development, Negotiation
Organization, Institution, and Management Analysis
Capacity Development (Organization and Human Resources)
 Kenji ISEZAKI
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Background
Master of Social Work (I), Mumbai University, India
Master of Engineering (City Planning), Graduate School of Waseda University, Japan
Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture), Waseda University, Japan
Employment
History
Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, TokyoUniversity of Foreign Studies, Japan [current]
Professor, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University, Japan
Visiting Professor, School of Asia 21, Kokushikan University, Japan
Councilor, The Japan Center for Conflict Prevention -Chief, DDR (Disarmament,Demobilization & Reintegration) Coordination Section, United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) [current]
District Administrator of Cova Lima, United Nations Transitional Administration in EastTimor (UNTAET)
Program Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan
Manager, International Aid Coordination, Plan International Japan
Country Director, Plan International Ethiopia
Field Director, Plan International Kenya
Field Director, Plan International Sierra Leone
Board of Directors, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation, Japan
Town Councilor of Makeni, The Republic of Sierra Leone
Areas of Expertise International Development Aid Planning and Implementation (Income Generation,Agriculture, Public Health, Education)
Development Policy InterventionNon-profit Management (Fund Raising, Public Accountability, Donor Relations, MediaHandling)
Post Conflict Management (Recovery of State Authority, DDR, Civil-military Cooperation,Emergency Aid, Crisis Management)
Peacekeeping & Peace Building
 Ken OKAJI
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Background
Ph.D. in Zoology, James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia
MS.C. in Marine Biology, University of the Rryukyus, Japan
Employment
History
External Research Scientist, the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Japan
R & D Department, Kansai Environmental Engineering Center, Japan
Visiting Scientist/Ph.D. fellow, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia
Contract Research Scientist, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia
Areas of Expertise Coral Reef Ecology (Reef Building Corals, etc.)
Tropical Coastal Ecosystem Survey and Management plan
 Desmond John MOLLOY 
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Background
PhD in International Studies (July 2013), Peace Conflict Studies, Tokyo University ofForeign Studies
MA in International Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance, ACCA.
Diploma in Outdoor Education, Dublin Institute of Technology
Military Commission, Irish Military College
Employment
History
Course Mentor, Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC), Institute of Peace Science,Hiroshima University. Japan
Visiting Scholar, PCS, Tromsø University, Norway
Visiting Lecturer, Pannisastra University, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Senior Rehabilitation Advisor, UNDP, Nepal
Senior DDR Advisor, UNDP, CAR
Chief, UN Integrated DDR Section, MINUSTAH, Haiti
Chief UN DDR Section, UNAMSIL, Sierra Leone
Head of Finance and Administration, WHO, Kosovo
Emergency Coordinator ARC, Kosovo; GOAL, Ethiopia & Concern, Rwanda
Small Business Mentor, Area Partnership, North West Dublin
Relief Coordinator, Dutch Red Cross/ICRC, Republika Srpska, BiH and IFRC, Bukavu,DRC
20 years an Irish military officer specializing in internal security and artillery. (Earlyretirement as Captain)
Areas of Expertise Analysis, baseline research, planning, drafting programme documents, direction andimplementation of post-conflict recovery programmes particularly Disarmament,demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), Security sector reform (SSR), CommunityViolence Reduction (CVR) and Community Safety (CS) including socio-economic recoveryand areas of national and community capacity building and peacebuilding.
Noriko YAMADA
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Background
Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Asuncion National University, Paraguay
Employment
History 
Project Manager, Water Supply Div, Nippon Jogesuido Sekkei Co., Ltd.
Programme Manager (Hazardous Materials Manager, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Pest Control), US Army Garrison Japan
Associate Expert (Climate Change), United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Information and Economics
Associate Expert (Water Resources, Africa), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Project Coordination, Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Expert, JICA
Rural Water Supply Advisor, JICA
Areas of Expertise
Urban and Rural Water
Sanitation and Hygiene
Environment (Natural and Cultural Resources)
Climate Change
Programme/Project Management
Donors Coordination

Analysts

Setsuko KANUKA
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BA in Communications, California State University, USA
Areas of Expertise Project Management and evaluation (Education, Health, and Water)
Value Chain Analysis and Local Industry Development
Capacity Development (Organization and Human Resources)
Kaori KOIZUMI 
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BA in Policy Management, Keio University, Japan
Areas of Expertise Project Management
Project Evaluation (Health, Industrial Development and Public Policy)
Capacity Development (Organization and Human Resources)
Knowledge Management
Mio TAKAGI 
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BA in Language and Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Areas of Expertise Project Management
Business Support (including BOP Market) in Developing Countries
Project Evaluation
Atsushi KATO 
Atsushi Kato smaller.jpg  Academic Background MBA (Sustainability), University of Bath,  UK
BA in Law, Waseda University, Japan
Areas of Expertise Project Management
Business Support (including BOP Market) in Developing Countries
Mariko KANEKO
Kaneko.jpg  Academic Background MA in International Politics, Hiroshima University, Japan
BA in Law, Hiroshima University, Japan
Areas of Expertise Project Management
Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion
Local Industry Development
Industry Analysis of Francophone West African Countries 
Akiko YONEYAMA
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MA in Sustainable Economic Development, United Nations mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica
BA in Business and Economics, Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Japan
Areas of Expertise Development Finance, Development Economics
Microfinance, Financial Inclusion
Private Sector Development, Institution and Capacity Building
Supply Chain Management
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