Programme: MPhil Technology Policy 2010
Company: Chief Analyst, Nissay Asset Management
The Consulting Project was a great opportunity for me to work with classmates from diverse professional and academic backgrounds, as well as to get involved in real-world problem-solving in the industry.
Bridging theory and practice
“Before joining Cambridge, I have already earned a master’s degree in economics and had about four years of professional experience as a government officer in the science and technology division, but I felt something was missing between theory and its practice. So it was natural for me that I decided to enter Cambridge’s Technology Policy programme, and now I am convinced that I made the right decision. The flexibility of the programme structure made it possible for me to maximise my learning outcomes, and since it focused on practical application in the areas relating to technology, sustainability, economy and policy, I was able to reconstruct the academic knowledge and experience gained in my professional career.”
Opportunity to be involved in real-world problem solving
“The climax of the Technology Policy programme was the consulting project, scheduled at the end of academic year. It was a great opportunity for me to work with classmates from diverse professional and academic backgrounds, as well as to get involved in real-world problem-solving in the industry. This was entirely new to me, and such a unique experience expanded my horizon and developed my career after the graduation.”
Toshikazu is Chief Analyst at Nissay Asset Management (Japan), where he is in charge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) related research and ESG integration for investment management process. Prior to joining Nissay Asset Management, he worked for the Japan Research Institute as ESG analyst. Before coming to Cambridge, he was a government officer at the Japanese science and technology ministry. He also holds an MSc in Economics with distinction from the University of Edinburgh, and finished his bachelors degree from Kyoto University, Japan. He has co-authored several books, including Roadmap to Governance Revolution (Toyo Keizai Shinposha; 2017) and Stewardship & Corporate Governance (Toyo Keizai Shinposha; 2015), and co-translated Why Women Make Better Leaders? (Nihon Keizai Shinbun Shuppansha; 2016).