Executive Director/CEO Friends of El Sistema Japan since 2012
Born in Kobe in 1971. BA (Honours) in Geography from University College London and MA in Policy Studies from Institute of Education, University of London.
Joined UNESCO as Programme Officer in Education in 1998 after working with institute for Social Engineering, Inc. In 2000, joined UNICEF as Adolescent and Youth Development Officer in Lesotho (- 2003) and HIV/AIDS Coordinator in Eritrea (- 2007).
Moved to Japan Committee for UNICEF to take on the responsibility of Junior 8 Summmit Programme Coordinator (- 2008), Manager, Group and Organisational Relation Divistion (- 2011) and Chief Coordinator, East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency and Recovery Operation (- 2012).