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Here are some entries from past years:

Smitha Mallya (MBA95) was featured in an article on the importance of education in her role as
Managing Trustee of Bangalore Steiner School Trust.

December 2012

Wahyu Hidayat (IDP2010) was appointed as a specialist to a commission in Indonesia in the financial planning areas of OJK.

Takafumi Kikuchi (MBA09) helped out in a project on China conducted by Prof. Wakayama (and others) last December.

Koichiro Akahori, MBA2002 (with English advisory support from Paul Consalvi, 1990) published a book, now available on!Japanese title: 英語でチャレンジ!大人の社会科見学
English title: Tour Japan’s Inner-workings: Money & Politics, Science & Industry
This book is complete English transcription of some popular public facility tours such as National Diet or Tokyo Stock Exchange for those who need to take foreign visitors to such places.

Naresh Makhijani (IM93) consulting firm received its 4th award of the year! OTI, was awarded ‘Most Inspirational Company 2012 – Consulting Category’ at an in Jakarta Nov. 30

November 2012

David Kaput (IR89) landed at land at #11 on the 2012 ExecRank Top HR Executives list! David is Chief HR Officer at ACCO Brands Corporation – Congratulations!

May 2012

Toshiya Ishibashi (IR89) was appointed President of SS Pharmaceuticals effective June 1, 2012 (Nikkei Press Release May 17, 2012). Congratulations!

November 2011

Gopi Pradhan (MBA2002) is featured on a UN Careers Site.

Kabir Ahmed published a 2nd book , Mobile Gaming in Asia.

Oscar Mendoza (MBA2010), COO of Frontier Securities in Mongolia is quoted in Jon Springer’s Mongolia: Why And How To Invest With Brokerages In Mongolia

October 2011

Flavio Souza (E-Biz2003 and MBA2005), was interviewed by “Japan Today” about his company, “Fullcircle Innovations” and its activities to promote eco-friendly IT innovations.

July 2011

Iggy Sisson (IR89) was again recognized in Singapore for his contribution as CFO at Del Monte! He received the Best Investor Relations Award (Gold) in Singapore for Del Monte Pacific as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. This Business Times article quotes him

Akashi Hongo (IM99) published another book! 会社のものさし “Measurement of a Company” (title is translated by Gretchen. . . )

Also, from 1999, Kabir Ahmad (IM99) just published a book based on his IUJ thesis under Jay-sensei. Market Analysis and Benefit Realization Management (BRM) Solutions.>

June 2011

Tomohito Shinoda (1986) was quoted in the Mainichi Newspaper article “”Futenma and the Democratic Party of Japan in view of the Policy Making.””

Naresh Makhijani (IM93) published his 3rd book, “Creating a Balanced Score Card for a Financial Services Organization.””

April 2011

AFM Mohiuddin (IDP08) published an article on his views for Japan’s recovery after the March 11 earthquake/tsunami devastation.
Myrta Kaulard (IR90) touched base with campus after the Earthquake/Tsunami disaster sharing that she has been working hard for the World Food Program in Haiti since the devastating earthquake there. Here is an article with her on the crisis in Haiti from Oct. 2009. Myrta was recently quoted on the Canadian International Development Agency. “WFP is very pleased with Canada’s support for the school feeding program. Canada is one of the lead donors to the program in Haiti. Funding allocated to the WFP has enabled the school feeding program to provide more Haitian children with hot daily meals. At this school, and hundreds of other schools throughout Haiti, every child receives a nourishing daily meal. The WFP and its partners feed 1.1 million children every day.”
Debajyoti Chakraborty (IM04) was recently published in Utility Week – UK’s #1 utility industry journal.
“It’s about regulators asking for innovative ideas in the safety, asset management, financial management and industry outputs in the UK’s energy sector and how distribution companies can respond. I expressed my views on innovation opportunities in Corporate Finance and Asset Management.”

March 2011

Hideo Sasaki (Class of 87)was featured in a press release after becoming the Asian-based Director for Rite Track. He is to focus on New Business Partnerships & Semiconductor Supply Chain Development for Rite Track in Asia. Read the press release.
Toru Iwasaki (Class of 88) is again in the news (See below), this time helping one of his Myanmar baseball starts train in Japan!

December 2010

Mr. Benjamin Pekaric (Class of 2007, MBA), is included in a Japanese monthly magazine: “USHIO” December 2010 edition . The article is “Zainichi gaikokujin ga mita ‘Rakuen Nippon’ (Foreign Residents in Japan sees Japan as Paradise)”
Ms. Chak Sopheap (IPSP), was interviewed by Radio Free Asia and her interview is online with her photo:

November 2010

Toru Iwasaki (Class of 1988) published a book about baseball in Myanmar. Title is 「ミャンマー裸足の球児たち」in Japanese and [Bearfoot Baseball Player in Myanmar].

Prof. Tomohito Shinoda (Class of 1986) was quoted in an article on the international politics in“Tokyo Shimbun” of November 5, 2010.

He also wrote an article in Japanese regarding Japan’s basic defense program on Nikkei Business Online.

“Deutsche Bank Expands Clean Technology Corerage Capabilities” announcing the appointment of Adam Bergman, (Class of 1997, IDP),
as Director in the Global CleanTech Corporate Coverage group at Deutsche Bank.

August 2010

Naresh Makhijani (IM93) is now a business talk show host! Here is his YouTube promo for “Performance Transformation”

A short write-up  by Prof. Tomohito Shinoda (Class of 86), “Nihon Seiji o Miru Atarashii Me (or New views of the Japanese Politics)” appeared in the August 2010 edition of a magazine called, “Shuppan News (or Publication News)”.

Serdar Basara published a job hunters guidebook in Japanese “How to Imagine your Future

May 2010

Ignacio C. O. Sison, (IR89) from the Philippines has received the Gold award for Best CFO in the mid-cap category at the 2010 Singapore Corporate Awards. Iggy is the Chief Financial Officer at Del Monte Pacific, which won three awards at the annual Awards ceremony this year. This is the first time a Philippine-based company has been honored in the competitive, but merit-oriented environment of Singapore. In 1999, Mr. Sison was involved in listing Del Monte Pacific on the Singapore Exchange as the first Philippine-based company, and in 2006 he became the company’s CFO as the first Filipino in its 80-year history.

M. Jashim Uddin (IR91) was given State of Illinois Humanitarian Award 2010 on May 2010. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White gave the Award in an official ceremony at State Building, Chicago. It was based on his 17 years excellent public service and volunteer social work in Chicago.

Takanobu Kamiya, (IR87) was featured in aphoto exhibition  entitled “Kono Yubi Tomare(or Land On My Finger)” held in Nagoya from May 18 (Tue) through 30 (Sun).

This exhibition is sponsored by Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. as a part of their “COP10 Partnership Project.” Following COP10’s motto, “Life in harmony, into the future,” Mr. Kamiya spent a year shooting photos of butterflies and other insects landing on his fingertip at the Nagoya Port Wildflower Garden of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Roberto Shakano (IM05) was features in an article in The President  in May edition.