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サンジーヴ スィンハ(Sanjeev Sinha)  
Sanjeev SINHA, President, Sun and Sands Advisors Co. Ltd.

Sanjeev Sinha is the founding president of Sun and Sands Advisors Co. Ltd. with 15 years of professional experience in Japan, deep knowledge of Japanese language, economy and culture, and his mother country India, Sanjeev is the leading and a pioneering investment advisor for cross border business between India and Japan.


Currently representing Sun and Sands, Tata Asset Management, Tata Realty and Infrastructure (TRIF Investment Management Limited), IIT Alumni Association, on the Boards at Japan India Partnership Forum, Japan Spotlight (a Ministry of Economy affiliated publication), Founding Member, Japan India SME Promotion Committee, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Founding President, Japan India Auto Components Association, Patron, Indo Nippon Golf Cup, Regional Director, Global Association of Risk Professionals, Japan, Advisor, City Planning, Nagareyama City. Founder, India Japan Club and Marunouchi India Economic Zone, Director, Japan India Partnership Forum. Advisor, Global Indian International School, Japan, Director, GEWEL (Global Enhancement of Women Executive Leadership), Director, Asia Initiative (formerly Friends of MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Japan).


Formerly Director, New Business Group, UBS Investment Bank, Japan, Sanjeev had been responsible for high level coordination on significant and complex new business developments for Japan and various Asian initiatives across the firm including IBD, Derivatives, Securitization, Equities and FX.


Previously, Sanjeev has worked with Mizuho Securities, Goldman Sachs, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Gentech Corporation (R&D in artificial intelligence) and Godrej and Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd. Having traveled extensively including Antarctica and worked in Tokyo, Mumbai and New York, Sanjeev commands 3 languages (Hindi, English and Japanese), actively putting his cross cultural international experience to work and the society.


Sanjeev holds Integrated Master in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Master in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Aftab SETH, Chairman

Aftab Seth is from Bihar in India, graduated from Delhi University, at top of the History course, earned a master's degree of Oxford University in History, Politics and Constitutional Law, and completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence at American Collage of Greece in Athen.


During his school days, Seth studied Japanese Language and History in Keio University as an exchange student for a year. In 1968, Seth joined in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India. He was the Indian Ambassador to Japan, Vietnam and Greece, and also experienced the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry. Seth was President of International Advisory Board and the professor of Global Security Research Institute in Keio University from 2004 to 2010.


Seth is currently the Chairman of Sun and Sands Advisors Co. Ltd., and also the administrative director of Japan-India Partnership Forum, a member of Japan-India ICT Growth Strategy Committee of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, and the director of Global Indian International School in Edogawa-ku.


Seth authored 3 books, including “How Much Weight Can an Elephant Lose?”in 2002 which won the Mahatma Gandhi-Martin LutherKing Daisaku Ikeda Award.

Yasukuni ENOKI, Vice Chairman

In the third year of the TOKYO University, Law Department, he passed the diplomat examination of the Government of Japan in 1967.He resigned University and joined in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1968. He served for several posts at embassies and the headquarter of MOFA. Having the career including Director General for Cultural Exchange and governing board member of the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO, he was assigned as Japanese Ambassador to India (2003-2007) and he dedicated himself to the high leap of Japan-India relations.


Having retired from diplomatic services in 2007, he joined in the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. as an executive class senior advisor, then in 2009 he became a visiting professor of the Law Department, the SOKA University, teaching “International Politics and Diplomacy”. From 2010 he is assuming senior advisor posts at the Sun & Sands Inc. as well as the Physical Screening Inc., and also he is a representative of “the Enoki International Consultancy” which he established in January 2010.

Masanori KONDO, Advisor

Masanori has a Bachelors degree from Tokyo University and a PhD degree from Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty of the university in 1998, he worked for the Wolrld Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc. He has served as a chairman for a number of India Study Committees at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, METI and JETRO, etc.


He was also a member of the 21st Century India-Japan Eminent Persons' Group as well as the Joint Study Group. Since 2006, he has been Visiting Scholar at Waseda University and Visiting Lecturer at Tokyo University as well as Director for the Japan-India Association.

Teruo FUJISAKI, Advisor

He has been serving as a head of four wheeler division in south America-South East Asia- Africa. He has also served as a president of Hero Honda Motors Limited, two wheeler. President of Honda Siel Cars India. He worked in India for more than 10 years and very familiar with India business and very well networked in Indian community. He graduated from Waseda University.

Katsuyoshi SASADA, Advisor

Katsuyoshi Sasada graduated Electric Engineering Course, Faculty of Engineering, SEIKEI University. After his graduation, he joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Since he joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, he has been involved in various projects such as planning of Electric Power System for Japanese government and private companies, Substation Project for Middle East electric companies, and Production Facility (Cathode-ray tube production facility for TV) for Thailand and India. In 1996, he was appointed as General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation India and stayed in New Delhi for 6 years. After his retirement of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, he joined The Japan-India Association as Director and Secretary General.

Kenji SUZUKI, Partner

15 years of experience in private equity/venture capital (in Japan, US, Asia and Israel) at Works Capital (Co-founder and Partner), MC Capital Asia Pacific (Senior Vice President) and CSK Venture Capital (Director). Prior to it, New Business Development Officer at Denso Corporation. Most recently, Consultant of Clean Energy Venture Capital Initiative at Asian Development Bank. London Business School (MBA)

Tetsuya SHIBASAKI, Partner

Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law, Waseda University. Been working for Mitsubishi Corporation for approximately 30 years, especially in chemical and healthcare field. Working with regenerative medicine industry in Asia/Middle East and on real estate investments in India. Turnaround management for medium-sized industries in Asia.

Ulhas ACHARYA, Partner

Over 23 years of experience in various of Industries, specialized in IT-Software, Telecom billing, e-commerce and commissioning of Manufacturing plants. Worked with major Global IT companies in variety of executive roles from PMO, Marketing, Global Business development & sales to Global HR, Also helped few companies for JV-M&A, business modeling and R&D setup. Winner of a MOMBUSHO scholarship in 1992, studied at Keio University. Accustomed with global business norms with special focus on Japan-India business. Extensive network in bilingual community. Founder of Arth Traders.

Raveen GANDHI, Partner

A unique Japan-born Indian with cross cultural background. Formely with Morgan McKinley, specializing in recruiting of foreign investment banks and FMCG companies. Having born and brought in Japan, he posses the right cultural understanding and mentality to facilitate cross border projects between Japan and India. He is a U.S university graduate with an international exposure having 5+ years of experience within the recruiting industry.

Ashok SRIVASTAVA, Partner (India)

Graduate of IIT KGP. Former Vice President Proctor & Gamble India. Extensive network and experience in industry, government and academia.

Anshul GUPTA, Partner (India)

Alumnus Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi. Founder/CEO of The Wyzmen Group and (Now a eYantra Industries group company). More than 3 years of prior experience with Research and Consulting industry in India. Special focus on sectors such as Energy, Technology and Education. Extensive experience in Infrastructure, Energy and Retails segments.

Vyom SINHA, Partner (India)

Leading architect based in Chennai with a professional network across India, especially in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and New Delhi.

Rahul NARVEKAR, Partner (India)

Leading e-commerce, retails and real estate industry expert of India. Founder

Mukesh PARIHAR, Associate (India)

Born in the desert town of Barmer, Rajasthan, Mukesh Parihar has a wide range of hands on experience in the fields of construction, infrastructure, energy and trading of equipment & handicraft. Travelled widely across India, Mukesh brings a rare experience of bridging between international corporations from Europe, US and Japan with local traditional business community of India.


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