Suzuka Kobayakawa

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MA, Sustainable Development, SIT Graduate Institute
BA, International Development, University of Tsukuba


Suzuka Kobayakawa started her career in Japan designing human resource training and recruitment plans for more than 900 client companies at Recruit Co., Ltd.

Utilizing her business and training expertise for marginalized groups outside of Japan, she lived in the US, Nepal, and Nigeria. In the US and Nepal, she worked as program coordinator for peace-building training programs. As reporting officer of the United Nations Development Programme in Nepal, she started a business to support ex-child combatants upon their return to civilian life. In Nigeria, she worked for a rapidly growing startup company as project manager for mobile savings and payments, aiming to enhance financial inclusion for low-income communities.

She is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (2009), World Learning Fellow (2010), and Acumen Global Fellow (2014).

At GLOBIS University, Suzuka is engaged in the development of courses for critical and analytical skills while developing impact investing deals for the KIBOW Foundation.