ORINUS PARTNERS Ltd.

We contribute to improving the lives of people in developing countries by partnering with international experts to create businesses that solve important social issues

We contribute to improving the lives of people in developing countries by partnering with international experts to create businesses that solve important social issues

Weaving New Business - Social Change We strive for a world in which people are able to live vividly, dream freely and maximize their potential regardless of the country or family he/she is born

About us
CompanyORINUS PARTNERS Ltd.
AddressNishigotanda 3-8-3 Machihara Building 4th Floor, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Board MembersIkue Uchida Representative Director
Hideki Fukamachi Representative Director
EstablishmentMarch 2015
ServicesNew business start-up support for private enterprises in developing countries
Consulting/support for social impact business start-up in developing countries
Business Incubation Platform for social entrepreneurs
E-mailinfo@orinuspartners.com
Meaning of “ORINUS”“ORINUS” is a verb meaning “weave thread in cloth” in Japanese. As stated in our mission, we develop new businesses by linking and mobilizing a variety of market players including private companies, NGOs, Government Agencies, and International organizations. Such work can be compared to weaving a variety of colored threads into a piece of cloth. Our hope is that by becoming the first weaver, other weavers are inspired and the good work and benefit is spread across the globe.
Members
  • Ikue Uchida / Co-Founder and Representative Director

    Ikue Uchida

    Co-Founder and Representative Director
    Ikue started her career as a management consultant at Arthur Andersen engaged specifically in building performance measurement system and redesigning business process. The clients included both private and public. While working with companies in many different sectors, she has come to realize the power of business to change the world, and decided to use her expertise in operational management and consulting for international development. After working for several international cooperation agencies and foundations, she founded ORINUS PARTNERS with Hideki to further promote businesses pursuing social impact. She and earned her Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan and her undergraduate degree in Policy Management from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hideki Fukamachi / Co-Founder and Representative Director

    Hideki Fukamachi

    Co-Founder and Representative Director
    Hideki has extensive experience in business development and operations in overseas markets through his work at Yanmar Co., Ltd and Yanmar America, a world leading manufacturer of diesel engine and agricultural machinery. He brings a wealth of creative insight in international development through his life in Pakistan, as well as study and work in various countries including Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Kenya. Hideki holds MBA from University of Oxford, in Oxford, United Kingdom, a Post Graduate Diploma of Development Studies from Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School, IDE-JETRO, Chiba, Japan and a Bachelor of Arts from International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Md. Mezbaul Islam / Business Development Manager, Bangladesh Office

    Md. Mezbaul Islam

    Business Development Manager, Bangladesh Office
    Mezba has experience in research and development in the field of Agriculture, Renewable energy and Arsenic mitigation under various local and international organizations including IRRI-JCF & PRIDE,CDA, AAN, Eco Friends and University of Miyzaki, in different countries like Japan, India and Bangladesh. Received Miyazaki Prefectural scholarship to conduct research on on alternative energy (Bio-gas) since 2009-2010. Life member of Krishibid Institution, Dhaka. Holds MA in Biotechnology from Bangladesh Agriculture University.
  • Ayaka Mawarida  / Administrative Assistant

    Ayaka Mawarida

    Administrative Assistant
    Ayaka has experience of working in Latin America, as a day-care-staff for parentless children living on the street in Mexico, and also as an investor for electricity projects in Chile and Brazil through her career at Marubeni Co., Ltd, a leading trading and investing company in Japan. Ayaka studied global business focusing on CSR projects of world leading companies at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Moe Hirohara  / Project & Administrative Assistant

    Moe Hirohara

    Project & Administrative Assistant
    Moe engaged in project management at Accenture Japan Ltd, a management consulting firm, and experienced various projects in Tokyo and Thailand. She majored in development studies and sociology, and researched living condition of slum area in Ethiopia. She holds her Bachelor degree from Keio University, Japan.
  • Riho Kono  / Marketing & Public Relations Assistant (Pro-bono)

    Riho Kono

    Marketing & Public Relations Assistant (Pro-bono)
    Riho engaged in Marketing at Konica Minolta INC, a world leading manufacturer of precision instruments. She also worked at NGO at Chennai, India, dedicated to human resource development, advanced training and policy advocacy in the areas of education. She holds Bachelor degree from Waseda University, Japan.
  • Kohei Yagura  / Project Assistant (Intern)

    Kohei Yagura

    Project Assistant (Intern)
    Kohei is studying law and politics at the University of Tokyo. He has been a leading member of Model United Nations activities, and served as President of Kanto (Greater Tokyo) area in 2015. In the role, he worked on growing MUN activities, planning and organizing events. His interest and passion in solving various social issues in developing countries led to join Orinus Partners as an intern to build working experience in the forefront of business.
Projects
  • Establishing market for long-lasting insecticide mosquito nets in rural Bangladesh

    Establishing market for long-lasting insecticide mosquito nets in rural Bangladesh

    Long-lasting insecticide mosquito nets developed by Sumitomo Chemical have been recommended by WHO (World Health Organization) as an anti-Malaria product. In cooperation with TMSS, a Bangladeshi NGO operating a multi-faceted social business, a new market channel has been established to deliver the products to rural people through the microfinance branch offices.
  • Developing organic skincare/haircare production system in Kenya

    Developing organic skincare/haircare production system in Kenya

    By developing a business partnership and process to use surplus agro-products as the ingredients for natural skincare/haircare products, this project aims to support small-scale farmers to increase their revenue. At the same time, the business is expected to provide an assortment of healthy beauty products while promoting Kenyan women’s social advancement in the long run.
  • Organic mushroom production in Bhutan

    Organic mushroom production in Bhutan

    Unemployment for young people has become a serious social issue in Bhutan. To develop an entirely new industry and create employment opportunities, the Bhutan government sought mushroom production technology from other countries. With the collaboration of Haruka International, a leading mushroom producer in Japan, this project aims to transfer the production methodology and facility to Bhutan, developing this industry, improving the economy and providing many new jobs for the people of Bhutan.
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“LINK” –Premier business collaboration platform for social impact businesses

Link is a premier business collaboration platform, dedicated to creating a thriving entrepreneurial hub between Bangladesh and Japan. Led and organized by Orinus Partners Japan in collaboration with DrinkEntrepreneurs Dhaka and IC Net, Link aims to develop unique startup seeds in the fields of Agriculture, Renewable Energies, healthcare, education and ICT. Orinus Partners Ltd. is committed to actualizing social impact business ideas to facilitate growth in this developing region, while creating new investment and business opportunities for Japanese enterprises and organizations. Through a network of ideas stretching across borders, supported by experts and business partners, we strive to create fascinating and lasting link between two vibrant nations and new century’s entrepreneurial spirit. For more details please visit www.link-orinuspartners.com

Business
model

While continuing to provide business consulting for growing Japanese companies,
we are seeking new business opportunities in other countries as well.
Our business model is designed to support and grow local businesses and
agencies by collaborating with larger, industry-leading Japanese companies.

Business model
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