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MBA in Business, MS in Environment and Resources

Tomo Kumahira

2022 Cohort

Tokyo, Japan

Tomo Kumahira, from Tokyo, Japan, is pursuing an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master's degree in environment and resources in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, receiving the Mark and Betty Garrison Prize. Tomo aspires to tackle climate change by scaling up capital-intensive, long-term technology solutions in the living essentials space such as agriculture, forestry, and water. He started his career as a private equity investment professional at Mitsubishi Corporation and served as Vice President of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Komaza, a Kenya-based startup partnering with over 22,000 smallholder farmers to promote sustainable forestry in Africa. At Komaza, Tomo developed the world’s first securitization instrument for smallholder forestry, raised over $40M of blended finance, and led carbon program development, recognized by Climate Policy Initiative Innovative Climate Financing Award and Environmental Finance Magazine Impact Project/Investment of the Year. Tomo is Acumen Fellow and Robert Bosch Foundation GGF Fellow.


MBA in Business, Graduate School of Business
MS in Environment and Resources, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability