The Team


Due to the demand of the consumers, agriculture in today's world is being homogenised like mass production industries, with many of today's agricultural producers choosing to discard food culture in order to maximise economic benefits for their businesses. As a result, only the large scale and destructive agricultural businesses which ignore the environment receive economic profits, while those amazing and ethical farmers who are dedicated to preserving the environment are caught in an endless cycle of economic distress.

In order to put a stop to this vicious cycle, we have gathered a team of food culture and agriculture experts.

Directors

Tomohiro Fujita

Founder of Chitose Group
Managing Director of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
MSc (Agriculture) at the University of Tokyo, formerly from a major consulting company, founder of Chitose Group.

Atsushi Hoshino

Director of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
BSc (Policy Management) at Keio University, Masters of Gastronomy at University of Gastronomic Sciences, formerly a planner at major manufacturing companies

Kengo Fukui

Director of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
MSc (Policy Management) at Keio University, previously in venture capital with focus on life science and biotechnology, engaged in investments and consulting of start-up companies.

 

Japan Team

Ken Kasahara Ph.D

Senior Bio Engineer of Chitose Laboratory Inc.
Chief Scientific Consultant of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
Phd (Medical Science), Bsc (Agriculture) 

Ayuko Kimura Ph.D

Manager Business Development Div. of Chitose Laboratory Inc.
Lead Scientist of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
Phd (Agriculture and Life Science)
Former researcher at the University of Tokyo and Yale University

Yu Deguchi

Group Communication Manager of Chitose Bio Evolution Pte. Ltd.
MSc (Agriculture)
Prior experience in Cosmetic industry

Shun Watanabe

Manager Business Development Div. of Chitose Laboratory Corp.
MSc (Agriculture)
Prior experience in food industry

Nobuya Katagiri

Merchandising Manager of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
BSc Business Administration
Prior experience as an agriculture expert in Portland, Oregon, United States of America.

 

Acquisition and Marketing (Singapore)

 

Ryosuke Koike

Director of Chitose Agri Laboratory Sdn. Bhd.
Head of Acquisition & Marketing of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
Master of Public Policy and Management, prior experience in businesses dealing with agriculture

Elson Yeo

Marketing & Partnerships Manager of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
BSc(Hons) Economics
Formerly from Fortune 500 financial institution

Justin Lim

Acquisition Manager of Chitose Agriculture Initiative Pte. Ltd.
BSc(Hons) Economics & Finance
Formerly from Fortune 500 financial Institution

Nickaila Hau

Accounting and Administrative Manager of Chitose Bio Evolution Pte. Ltd.
Formerly from venture capital