Maiko Ariizumi, Managing Director
Maiko is a Certified Public Accountant registered in Japan with broad experience in accounting, tax and finance managements and she holds an MBA degree from the University of Bath in the UK. She started her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in Japan then became a consultant to participate in the US GAAP conversion project where Japanese financial institutions prepare the financial statements in compliance with US accounting standards.
She came to the UK in 2009 to undertake her MBA.The final dissertation is about “voluntary disclosure of environmental accounting. After graduation, she worked at several companies in London then she joined a subsidiary wholly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation, established for its investment activities in European transmission business, as Group Financial Controller. Her role as the section head was to manage all accounting and tax aspects of the Company’s operations and lead finance team including the joint ventures in the UK and subsidiaries in Germany. She actively worked with the asset management team of the Company for the correct accounting/tax application for the offshore transmission projects including financial analysis of the projects, operational models, and technical matters such as derivatives. She also engaged in the due diligence/ preliminary assessments for project finance in a bid process to support the commercial team from accounting and tax aspects.
She has worked in Japan and UK and proven her ability as strong team builder and facilitator in multinational companies. She demonstrated her skills in not only financial reporting but also strategic financial planning and financial analysis to optimise profitability and cashflow of the company.
She joins London Research International Ltd to support Japanese companies who would like to expand /develop its overseas markets. In addition to helping Japanese companies to spread their potential overseas, regardless of national distinctions, she would like to contribute to the realisation of a better world and society.
She was selected one of 55 business women who play important role in the world on a feature of Forbes Japan issued in Sep 2016, and one of 100 women who are active in various field in the same magazine issued in Aug 2018.
She enjoys playing golf (she was a captain of her university golf club) and playing musical instruments including piano and ukulele.
Managing Director Certified Public Accountant registered in Japan and MBA holder with strong expertise in accounting, tax and finance management for global companies in the UK, and Japan. >>
Yuki Yoshida PhD, Director
Yuki earned her PhD in Physics at Colorado School of Mines, USA. Herthesis work on transparent conducting oxide was completed at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA. She moved to California to work for Intel Corporation’s HQ as a senior process engineer. After having moved back to Japan, she started to work for UK Trade& Investment, British Consulate General in Osaka, as a senior investment officer in charge of investment by Japanese ICT and energy companies into the UK. In 2014, she moved to London and has been working for Embassy of Japan as Infrastructure Advisor, being in charge of writing a newsletter called UK Business Update to introduce investment opportunities in the UK for Japanese companies.
She has received UK Government UKTI Chief Executive Silver Award of the Year in 2013 for her key role in leading a project to help Rolls-Royce’s long campaign to win the engine business of a major Japanese airline for the first time in history.
Yuki Yoshida PhD
Director PhD in physics. International business development expert with experience working across research, public and private sectors in the UK, US, and Japan. >>
Shizuka Alcoe PhD, Research Director
Shizuka graduated from the University of Essex with a PhD in Government where she compared British and Japanese climate change policy. Her publications include the PhD thesis and various research papers on British environmental policy and environmental taxation for the university and voluntary sector.
At LRI, she has worked on a number of research projects concerning the European energy market and environmental issues and also market research. She writes and edits LRI Energy & Carbon Newsletter and the report of the same title. She aims to be a researcher/consultant who can conduct penetrating analysis of the latest trends in the broad, cross-sectoral themes of energy and the environment. Her motto is ‘Genius is the man of average ability who makes an effort.’
Shizuka Alcoe PhD
Research director PhD in Government. Expert in energy and environment policies, in particular, in the UK and Europe, with research experience in various policy/business sectors. >>
Teruhiko(Terry) Tsumura, Principal Founder and Chairman
Terry, previously, worked for a Tokyo-based engineering consultancy, Pacific Consultants International (PCI),as a senior manager and project economist. He was involved mainly in the feasibility studies of energy/infrastructure projects such as power stations and gas pipelines in many countries in all the regions of the world. He represented the Japanese government at international conferences sponsored by the World Bank, the OECD and other international organisations. At LRI, besides managing the company, he continues to be involved in projects of both public and private sectors. He always hopes to serve as a leverage or foothold for his clients’ overseas business expansion.
He has many publications. He is a senior member of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industries as well as a member of Japan Society and the Institute of Directors.
Privately, he campaigns for the abolition of nuclear weapons through writing, with the belief that the fact that the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still justified is one of the main reasons why we have not achieved the total ban of nuclear weapons (My Hiroshima, www.tsumura.co.uk).
Teruhiko (Terry) Tsumura
Principal Founder and Chairman Energy expert (strategy and business model, planning and investment analysis) with an extensive network of high level contacts in the UK and Japan particularly in energy, infrastructure and engineering and management consultancy. >>
LynJac kson, Co-founder, Director and Company Secretary
Lyn has a background in international relations and politics. She worked for the UN in New York for 10 years and supervised elections for independence in Namibia. Following seven years in Japan at the UN University in Tokyo, she undertook research in Ukraine for the UNHCR.
Before joining LRI, she was a founding Director and Company Secretary for Tsumura & Associates, where she conducted research for Japanese research institutes. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with an MSc (Econ.) in international relations, and from Sophia University in Tokyo with a BA in international politics and comparative culture.
Co-founder, Director and Company Secretary With extensive experience of working for the UN, responsible for compliance at LRI. Also responsible for arranging high-level meetings for LRI clients and editing LRI publications. >>
Susan Singleton is LRI’s legal adviser and one of the UK’s leading IT lawyers. She has practised commercial, competition and intellectual property law for over 15 years. She worked for leading London law firms, Nabarro Nathanson, Slaughter and May, and Bristows, before founding her own firm in 1994. Since then she has advised over 300 UK and overseas clients. Author of 20 legal books, she also has a regular slot on LBC radio and writes for a number of legal journals. She also edits the journals IT Law Today and Telecoms Law Today.
Terence A. Cooper is LRI’s senior adviser for projects involving chemical industries. He holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from Drexel University. He has worked in the fields of polymer chemistry, materials technology, and materials-related market development for 38 years. He spent 16 years as a research associate with the Elastomer Chemicals, Polymer Products and Finishes departments at DuPont and eight years as manager of adhesives and sealants R&D, New Polymers R&D and Worldwide Styrene Quality with ARCO Chemical. Present areas of major involvement include water-soluble, biodegradable and bio-based materials, polymer blends and compatibilisation, sustainable packaging, fuel cells, recycling technology, and polymeric light-scattering systems for advanced display screens.
David Bennett is a senior adviser specialising in the pharmaceutical sector. With a background in sales and marketing, he has worked for or provided consultancy to a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Beecham Laboratories (now GSK), Pharmacia (now Pfizer), Shire and Bayer. He has managed a full range of commercialisation programmes in the UK and pan-EU, the US and Japan. He has expertise across a range of disease areas with a distinct heritage in the growing orphan/rare diseases sector. He has a highly developed network of specialist associates within the pharmaceutical sector.
Richard Oshowole is a management consultant with over 25 years of experience in change management, organisational development and programme management. He has worked with both private and public sector clients in Europe, Africa and Asia and held senior consultancy positions with leading British and International firms. He has led the delivery of multi-million pound projects and managed large teams of consultants and sub-contractors. As a former Director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he has a wide acquaintanceship among business leaders of Nigeria and other West Africa countries.
Sergey Schukin is a senior adviser on Eastern Europe and CIS and currently lives in Ukraine. He worked for a US venture capital for many years. Through the alumni network of Harvard University he has effective access to the markets in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union,etc.