Mike Alfant sits on our Board of Advisors. After beginning his career in information technology for Wall Street companies in the 1980s, New York native Michael Alfant first came to Japan in 1989 with an IT consulting firm. Recognizing the vast potential in Japan’s developing IT industry, he launched the first iteration of Fusion Systems in 1992 and sold the company in 1999, for $70,000,000. Over the course of his career, he has harnessed what he believes are crucial qualities in an entrepreneur — subject matter expertise, an insensitivity to risk and fairly thick skin — to start more than 20 companies, including the second version of Fusion Systems, which currently has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Los Angeles. He also served as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan from 2011 to 2012 and is currently the president of Tokyo American Club. He spends his spare time exercising, meditating, reading and exploring Tokyo on long, urban hikes.
Anil Raj sits on our Board of Advisors. Anil Raj is a serial International entrepreneur. With just over a decade into entrepreneurship, today his businesses range from Indian chain of restaurants, International kindergarten school, Travel and leisure, Imports and Exports, and more.
An ex-techie with 17 years of experience working in International investment banks like Credit Suisse, Dresdner, Japanese Shinsei Bank and Citi Bank. He holds an M.S. in Information Technology from Australia.
His company, RAJGROUP, founded in 2005, is based in Tokyo, Japan.
RAJGROUP businesses today:
• Award winning restaurant brand „NIRVANAM‟, which has 4 branches, all of which are located in Central Tokyo & Yokohama. Awarded “THE BEST RESTAURANT IN JAPAN” consecutively for 6 years now.
• Co-Founded „STARKIDS INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL‟ in Central Tokyo.
• Import & Distribute Indian products in Japan.
• Connect and bridge people and businesses between India and Japan, to enable business tie-ups, selling products or even cultural exchange.
• MAXROOT - Exporting Japanese Patented Cosmetic product and distribute in India.
• BIZCOOT.COM - A Talent Network Company, based out of Bangalore.
• VIFL - Director, Vivekananda
Currently recruiting 2 more members for Board of Advisors