Yasuhiko Toride

Director: Center for Inclusive Business & CSR

Professor of Social Business

Ph.D. – University of Tokyo

2001 Ph.D. – Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
1981 M.S. – Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
1979 B.A. – Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
Teaching & Research Interests

Business & Social Impact (exploring how the business sector can achieve social impact and contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.) Innovation and R&D strategy (understanding basic knowledge about Intellectual Property Rights, exploring strategies for creating innovation for private companies) Food Value Chain and Sustainability (Understanding the structure of food value chain and studing how to achieve sustainability in each step of the food value chain.)

Academic Appointments
2019 – Professor, Institute of International Strategy, Tokyo International University
2018-2021 Director, International Life Science Institute, Japan, Center of Health Promotion
2009-2018 Director for Nutrition Improvement Projects in Africa, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
2005-2009 Manager/ Director, Ajinomoto Europe.
1986-1992 Manager, Ajinomoto Thailand
Selected Publications/Conference Papers
2016 Oct. “Assessing program coverage of two approaches to distributing a complementary feeding supplement to infants and young children in Ghana” PLOS One – co-author
2014 Dec. “Improving complementary feeding in Ghana reaching the vulnerable through innovative business – the case of KOKO Plus, New York Academy of Science – co-author
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