Ayumu Imai teaches Business Transformation through Innovation (BTI). As someone who has been involved in many aspects of innovation throughout his career, he was responsible for the growth of new businesses at multiple international technology companies.
At Sony and Philips, Ayumu contributed to the planning and launch of several new products in multiple countries such as PCs and healthcare IT systems. At Merck KGaA, he was responsible for growing the business of new innovative performance materials. Ayumu also served as the Japan country manager for Particle Measuring Systems, a precision equipment manufacturer, and Protolabs, a prototyping parts manufacturer. As country manager, he devised and implemented strategies for growth while overseeing the daily business.
Ayumu received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.