The Human Element in Exponential Growth
After a corporate career in large multinationals such as Bayer, BASF, Henkel and the German SME hulsta furniture, he established his boutique consulting firm Aventa to bridge Japan and Europe. Various experiences in the startup world, investing in startups as well as running a global organization. Finally, he founded the PDIE to build his own global network of purpose driven entrepreneurs
Yuichi was a third culture kid, growing up in the US and Germany. He developed his career at ANA, adidas, COACH, Amazon, GROUPON, MetLife, Publicis Sapient, as a management and marketing executive. After completing his Executive MBA, he founded Hiyoura-Lab as a social entrepreneur, envisioning a better future by collaborating with global business leaders.
Akira is a former Itochu executive and as such has executed various international projects for example in Nigeria and the USA. He is an advisor to PDIE Group as he wishes to give back to the next generations and is fully aligned with the vision to co-create a better tomorrow by sustainable innovation. He also coaches C-Level executives in Japan.
Hannah is a passionate innovator with a background in Environmental Earth Sciences. She graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2019 and is now based in Tokyo. As an active member of the Herculean Climate Solutions team, Hannah has contributed to the development of several carbon and waste reduction schemes. Hannah is the lead nominator in PDIE for the Earthshot Prize.
B.A. in Sustainable Development in the U.S. and Costa Rica, Elly has been involved in various environmental groups whilst working as a CX Marketer globally. She promotes sustainable living at work and private. Leading employee engagement on sustainability at a corporate aside of being a member of PDIE Group.
Joerg has lived and worked in the Silicon Valley, Cambridge (UK), and Berlin, Germany, clusters known for their innovative approach. This experience has shaped his dedication to the development of sustainable innovation ecosystems. From Berlin, he builds bridges across organizations and sectors with a specific focus on start-ups. At Cambridge University, he led customized leadership and capacity building programs. Applied research on green entrepreneurship ecosystems and new programs on impact investing, and futures thinking are the foundation of his approach. As a Fulbright scholar and member of the Club of Rome, his thinking has always been characterized by purpose, impact, and systems design.
Based in Berlin, Nina has a gift to connect people to their inner purpose and works as a coach. She is American born and one passion is to work with leaders on transformation. She is also the founder of the womens' network Woven.
Steffen has been working a long time in Brussels as EU secretary general and dealt with Climate Change and the Arctics. He knows the world of international politics and feels a strong need to foster human level connections. Steffen is based in Berlin.
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Leila is running her own consulting firm and always strives for bringing purpose and passion into her work. She also supports the Indonesian president's election campaign. She is our Indonesia Ambassador.
Based in Singapore, Irene is an entrepreneur and artist and is the president of the Singapore Harvard club. She is investing into mega solar parks and always strives for finding sustainable solutions.
Sustainability producer and journalist since 25 years between Sweden, Japan and Zambia. Crowd funded his Banana Paper Factory in Sambia and works with many Japanese corporations on SDGs. Founder of One Planet Cafe.
Biology scientist from Brazil. Experienced in the academic, corporate, and philanthropy worlds, she navigated from drug discovery, through regenerative kitchens, farms, oceans, and cities, to communications, marketing, and filmmaking. Passionate about human behavior and systems innovation, she seeks disruptive ways of creating a systemic
Biology scientist from Brazil. Experienced in the academic, corporate, and philanthropy worlds, she navigated from drug discovery, through regenerative kitchens, farms, oceans, and cities, to communications, marketing, and filmmaking. Passionate about human behavior and systems innovation, she seeks disruptive ways of creating a systemic impact in the world. Today, she is the community and communications manager at PRETATERRA, the world's largest agroforestry intelligence hub.
Ian is an Environmental activist based in Tokyo and founder of weMORI, an app for protecting and restoring forests worldwide. While in university, Ian helped founding the Japanese branch of 350.org, a global climate change non profit. Since leaving 350 in June 2018, Ian has worked across Japan educating the public and youth on sustainability and climate change.
PDIE Group has members based all around the world.