OUR TEAM

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Aska Hamakawa

 

CEO

Since starting her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant, Aska’s career has revolved around the areas of climate change and disaster relief in the Asia Pacific.  She has managed disaster relief efforts after the 2009 Samoa Earthquake and 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, served as the Vice President of a climate change NGO in Tuvalu, and worked with MIT’s climate change crowdsourcing initiative, Climate CoLab,.

Aska has two BAs from Boston University, a master degree from the University of Hawaii with a focus on climate change in the Pacific Islands, a certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University, and is a certified fundraiser. Aska was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award in 2014, selected as one of Asia 21 Young Leaders in 2017, and featured in Newsweek’s special Davos edition as one of the “Women of the Future” in 2018.

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Tomo Hamakawa

 

CXO

Tomo is a seasoned development professional having lived and worked in various corners of the world from the Tibetan plateau, Indian drylands, Indonesian tropics, to Japanese metropolises. He has extensive field experience working for international and local development NGOs across Asia and Africa, including Kopernik, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and the World Bank. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo.

Tomo has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was an Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow (2008) and Innovation Fellow (2020) at the East-West Center. In 2014 Tomo was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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Aska Hamakawa

CEO

Since leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant, Aska’s career and studies have revolved around the areas of climate change and disaster relief in the Asia Pacific. She managed disaster relief efforts after the 2009 Samoa Earthquake and 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Aska served as the Vice President of a climate change NGO, Tuvalu Overview, while working with MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence to run its crowdsourcing initiative, Climate CoLab, to help solve climate change. Aska has two BAs from Boston University, a master degree from the University of Hawaii with a focus on climate change in the Pacific Islands, a certificate in Marketing Strategy from the Cornell University, and is a certified fundraiser. In 2014 Aska was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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Tomo Hamakawa

CXO

Tomo is a seasoned development professional having lived and worked in various corners of the world from the Tibetan plateau, Indian drylands, Indonesia’s tropics, to Japanese metropolises. He has extensive field experience working for international and local development NGOs across Asia and Africa, including Kopernik, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, and The Bridge Fund. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo. Tomo has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was a fellow in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East-West Center. In 2014 Tomo was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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Mami Sato

Japan Representative

After completing Master’s Program at Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Mami started her career in the nonprofit sector. She has management experience in various international development projects in the field of gender, public health and food security in Asia and Africa, during which she also served as Executive Director of the international nonprofit organization. She practices meditation and loves to visit local shrines for her stress management.

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Noriko Komatsu

Communication Director

Noriko has extensive experience in career consulting, human resource development, and communications and is a qualified international master of “Food as Medicine”, sommelier and vegetable sommelier professional, all whilst bringing up two children!Associate Certified Fundraiser.

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Ako Fujimoto

Impact Academy Manager

Ako is in charge of Impact Bali. She specializes in Education for Sustainable Development and has been involved in creating time to learn from each other for diverse generation. She would like to continue to challenge the creation of diverse ESD unique to Bali.

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Mayu Yamamoto

Sales and Planning Manager

After exploring around the world as a cabin crew, Mayu dedicated to Edtech field at Recruit. Having experienced sales, planning, business development..etc. With her passion for nature, starting her own business related to the forests of Japan as well as working in Earth Company to make this world a better place.

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Misa Higuchi

Marketing Manager

After graduating from the art university of Hiroshima City, 11 years of experience working in brand marketing and creative of kate spade new york. With life work of “connect the world through curry”, Misa learns and introduces spice dishes from Asia and South America.

Tomoko Shimomoto

Tomoko Shimomoto

Donor Relations Manager

Having worked in HR for Japan Co. Ltd (now Softbank Telecom), Tomoko moved to the US to study at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education. She then moved into leadership development and is now focused on developing the two young leaders that are her children – an excellent case study right at home.Associate Certified Fundraiser.

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Miho Kikujo

Finance Manager

Miho brings 20+years of experience in IT, operational and financial analysis, planning and improvement for companies such as NEC America and AARP in the U.S.. She returned to Japan in 2018. She is originally from Yokohama, and now lives and runs a small coffee shop in Kamakura with her American husband and two dogs.

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So Shimada

Program Officer

After graduating from the Waseda University, So has joined Earth Company. He had been engaged as a volunteer in Indonesia and studied at Universitas Indonesia as an exchange student. His hometown is Hokkaido, but he will take any opportunity to put on his backpack and travel around Asia!

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Yulfitri Pramatatya(Tya)

Impact Academy Program Manager

Tya experiences bringing ideas and concepts into realization and enjoys the end-to-end process. She has been executing events and running programs through different organizations that focus on sustainability, education and entrepreneurship over these past five years. Being born and raised in Bali, she hopes to introduce Balinese and Bali-based heroes that are doing amazing impactful things on the ground through Impact Academy programs.

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DeAndre Saroinsong

Communications Manager

DeAndre is a purpose driven development and communications professional. For nearly five years he has helped oversee and develop initiatives to nurture a generation of young Balinese changemakers ? striving to make our world sustainable. DeAndre holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, with a focus in financial audit, where he learned to uphold transparency, honesty, and credibility in his career. Through his work, DeAndre aspires to make a positive impact on the environment and the people of his beloved home and planet earth.

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Ninette Saraswati

Digital Marketing Officer

Ninette Saraswati is a graphic designer and photographer based in Indonesia. She does her creative explorations through art direction, graphic design, and photography. She specializes in creative direction, brand identity, graphic design, editorial, and photography. Throughout her career, she worked with an array of work types, she spent years crafting digital campaigns and production at technology companies, including in the field of fashion brands, F&B industry, and community organization. She aims to create meaningful works that are aligned to make a big positive impact to the culture, community, and environment.

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Anya Kasmira

Accountant

Anya was born and raised in Jakarta. She studied in Trisakti University in Jakarta majoring in Accounting. She started her career as an accountant in Jakarta for 5 years and then decided to moved to Ubud in 2010. She worked for 4 years as Finance & Administration Manager in Balispirit group before started as a freelance accountant. As a freelancer she has more time to open a small art and craft shop in seminyak with my friends And also have more time with my husband and almost 2 years baby.

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Made Dias

Accounting Assistant

Dias previously worked at Putri Island Resort, the thousand island, north Jakarta as an accounting assistant and  front office staff for 3years. Now she is at Earth Company as an accounting assistant with Anya as supervisor. Dias is from Bali and live in Bali. Her life is full of challenges but when we get through it we’ll learn a lot. From Earth company she learned how love our earth same like how love our self. And surrender all case to the universe and God is the best way to live happily.

Board Members

Shunsuke Morimoto

Shunsuke Morimoto

Board Member

Having worked for UNICEF and Save the Children in less travelled places like Somalia and Afghanistan, Shunsuke recently returned to Tokyo. He currently works for JICA to improve the learning experiences of children and youth around the world.

Fumi Sugeno

Fumi Sugeno

Board Member

Fumi has been pursuing her passion for developing innovative ways to solve social issues throughout her career, from an international development organization (Plan China), a French Bank (Dexia), a think tank (the Japan Research Institute) to her current role with the Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation. Her other passion is enjoying life with her husband and their young son.

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Takuya Okamoto

Board Member

Takuya worked for PwC Japan’s Audit and then Consulting Divisions before becoming CEO of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tokyo in 2011. He is a member of the board of Katariba, a Tokyo-based nonprofit, and heads a group called Social Management LLC. His hobbies are travelling, kick-boxing and surfing.

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