Fumiaki Sano is an AFLSP Scholar who recently graduated with an MBA from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. He currently works with a green technology start-up in China, discovering ways for Chinese factories to save energy.
While originally from Japan, Sano has held a deep interest in solving Chinese social issues since visiting the country during his high school years. Now tasked with the role of managing technology transmissions between China and Japan, Sano wishes for closer relations between the countries and their people.
During BXAI Summer Program 2016 Sano found it particularly meaningful to visit Tohoku, the epicenter of the great 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster. His work used to involve many contacts from this city. By interviewing local residents, Sano learned about the tough road to recovery firsthand and the role that green business could have in it.