Igor Nishimura’s Ikigai
MSc CEMS International Management 2015
Mr. Igor Nishimura’s Ikigai is to democratize access to learning, creation and self-development through entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, helping people to understand how business, investment and culture/essence work, interconnect and impact our lives, so that everyone can make better decisions and accomplish their objectives/purposes.
Igor holds a Bachelor’s degree from EAESP-FGV with major in Corporate Finance & International Management, a CEMS Master of Science in International Management @ ESADE Barcelona and @ HEC Paris, an Executive Education @ Harvard Business School with focus in Private Equity and Venture Capital and an Executive Education @ Singularity University. He was also a Board Member of CEMS Alumni Association and its Treasurer, being awarded as the CEMS Alumnus of the Year in 2013. He was Board Member of exGV (EAESP-FGV Alumni Association), President of ESADE Alumni Association (Chapter Brazil) and a member at Harvard Angels of Brazil and HEC Paris Alumni Association.
Igor has lived abroad for more than 12 years, accumulating a broad international and diversified industry experience. He held positions in blue-chip companies such as Fininvest-Unibanco (BR), Unilever Bestfoods (BR), ECS Elitegroup (ES), L'Oréal Madrid (ES), Ferrari-Maserati West Europe (FR), BNP Paribas (FR), SAP (DE) and UBS Wealth Management and Investment Bank (CH, BS, UK and US).
Currently he is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ MAGNET Venture Capital (Proprietary Impact Investment Fund), Board Member @ InTaxi Media (MediaTech), Co-Founder & Board Member @ Kodo Interactive (EdTech), Co-Founder & Board Member @ Academy FW|10 (Venture Builder), Financial Advisory Board @ AUDEN Educacional (EdTech) and Co-Founder & Board Member @ CBKK (Socio-environmental Impact Investment with initial focus in the Amazon Rainforest).
In terms of Philanthropy, Mr. Nishimura was a Latin America Philanthropy Circle Member @ Synergos and was a Founder Member @ NEB (Nikkey Empreendedores do Brasil).
Venture Capital / Impact Investments / Entrepreneurship, Capital Raise (Club Deals, Private Placements, Secondary Sale), Wealth Management (UHNW Clients & Global Family Offices), Investment Bank (Concentrated Equity Stake - Origination & Structuring), Margin
Loans, Fund Structuring.