Kota Ageiwa

President and CEO @

Thinkie Inc.


Kota Ageiwa serves as the President and CEO of Thinkie Inc, a venture he initiated in 2023 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Before founding Thinkie Inc, Kota accrued over a dozen years of experience at Mitsui & Co. Here, he helmed several international business development initiatives across diverse sectors, including Education, Wellness, and Energy. From 2019 to 2023, Kota also lent his expertise to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as a member of its advisory committee. Kota's humble beginnings in a rural region of Hokkaido, Japan, sparked a personal journey that has seen him visit over 50 countries thus far, and living in some of them. This global experience underpins his steadfast commitment to equipping individuals with the tools and opportunities to realize their full potential. Kota's educational credentials comprise a BA in Czech Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, complemented by an MBA from INSEAD.

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