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Yuki Ueno

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I aspire to contribute to the improvement of the Japanese healthcare system and the well-being of Japanese society in the future.

What led you to take the Cambridge MBA?

By combining my prior experience of an equity research analyst and general management, my studies of public health sector management, and leadership and management innovation honed through the Cambridge MBA, I am eager to take the next step to achieve my goal. I would like to refine my own leadership style through practical projects and interaction with class mates from highly diverse backgrounds. Students and alumni whom I met are motivated and fascinating, which also makes me believe that CJBS provides a perfect environment for me.

Describe the biggest accomplishment in your career so far?

In 2016, I had to go back to my hometown to help my family business with crisis management following the Kumamoto earthquake that had struck the region, and make a reconstruction plan after the disaster. The earthquake was a very emotional situation for everyone, so then I encouraged and involved many stakeholders, while I had to negotiate with them and make decisions quickly. The biggest takeaway from this experience was learning how individuals process situations differently using a combination of logic and emotion. Now I am more mindful about eliciting both aspects from the people I work with.

How do you feel about being awarded your scholarship?

I am truly honoured to be the recipient of the scholarship and also very thankful to the Cambridge MBA scholarship team. Considering that I am a self-financing student, this scholarship makes a second straight year of studying in the UK possible for me.

What do you want to get out of the MBA most of all in the next year?

I would like to start something new such as club activities and college activities and share the next year with many people.

Where do you see your MBA journey taking you in your future career?

Small businesses like my family's help to support the local economy, so, just after graduation I am looking forward to getting back to my hometown to continue helping the community to rebuild from the damage cause by the earthquake. In addition, I aspire to contribute to the improvement of the Japanese healthcare system and the well-being of Japanese society in the future.

Something that not many people know about you

I like solving white jigsaw puzzles.

Scholarship awarded

Family Business Scholarship




Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University,

Master of Medical Sciences, Keio University, 

MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine