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Mio Yamamoto

Japan
  • Position: Executive Director and Co-Founder
  • Organisation: WIT (World in Tohoku)
  • Country: Japan

Mio has more than ten years of experience in providing high-impact social entrepreneurs with capacity building and funding support. Mio co-founded WIT in the wake of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake in 2011 to scale and sustain the impact of promising social entrepreneurs in the disaster-hit area. Prior to starting WIT, Mio was a Partner of Social Venture Partners, a venture philanthropy organization, and also worked for McKinsey & Co. as Summer Associate and Sumitomo Chemical. Mio completed ORSCĀ® (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching) courses. Mio received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and BA with a major in International Relations from the University of Tokyo.