Prior to co-founded Japan Innovation Network, Mr. Nishiguchi was an Executive Managing Director of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan’s largest public-private investment fund with $20 billion investment capacity, after his post as a Worldwide Partner at Mercer. He also worked as a professional staff at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Mr. Nishiguchi is concurrently serving as Independent Director of PERSOL HOLDINGS, President of the Japan Bosai Platform, Executive Senior Innovation Advisor of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as Professor at Sophia University, Tokyo. He holds MBA from Kellogg Management School at Northwestern University and BA from Sophia University.
Mr. Nishiguchi focuses on Innovation Management building activities within large corporations.
He manages an open innovation platform co-founded with UNDP, SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform (SHIP) that aims the achievement of the SDGs with private sector resources and technologies. With the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, he runs Innovation 100 Committee which is a community of CEOs who are committed to innovation activities within their organizations. He is also a chairperson of the Japan Mirror Committee of TC279 which has published ISO56002 in 2019, as well as Innovation Management Professional certified by RISE (Research Institute of Sweden AB) .