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Kohei Amakusa

  • Programme: MBA
  • Nationality: Japanese

Kohei was born and raised in Japan, apart from five years in primary school in the US. He studied international relations at University of Tokyo, thinking of becoming a diplomat. However, studying business while on exchange at University of Michigan and a four-month internship at a start-up in Gurgaon, India caused him to change direction. After graduation, he joined Mitsubishi Corporation, where he has worked on developing and investing in large-scale oil and gas infrastructure projects, frequently travelling overseas.

His role has ranged from conducting due diligence, bidding for engineering and construction contracts, negotiating joint venture agreements, to coordinating project finance deals. He chose to pursue his MBA at London Business School because of its amazing diversity and the London location which gives great access to information and people.

Kohei sits on the executive committee of the Energy Club and is an active member of the Impact Consulting Club and Japan Club. He enjoys travelling and is passionate about promoting Japanese sake to people from outside of Japan: he was recently certified as an international sake sommelier.

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