WMF Staff Members

WMF Staff Members

The Waseda Marketing Forum is made possible by the dedicated volunteer work of the MBA students in Professor Grossberg\’s Global Marketing Innovation seminar. Below is a brief introduction to these hard-working Waseda graduate students.


Christopher McLaughlin, USA

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History and East Asian Studies, Knox College (USA); Japanese Language Studies, The Yamasa Institute, (Japan); MBA, Waseda University (Japan)

Experience: Okazaki City Board of Education (Japan): IJN Enterprises (Japan); ACC Cultural Institute (Japan)


Daisuke Kobayashi, Japan

Education: B.S. Department of Management Science and Engineering, Faculty of Systems Science and Technology, Akita prefectural University; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Buyer, GENKY Co., Ltd


Liaw Yu Dye (Rachel), Taiwan

Education: B.A.: Double major in Advertising and Business Administration, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Ericsson Taiwan, Taiwan Mobile, McCann Worldgroup Taiwan


Luis Fernando Ma, Peru

Education: B.S. in Systems Engineering, Universidad de Lima, (Peru); MBA, Waseda University

Experience: UX Lead, Banco de Credito del Peru; Digital Channels Manager, Banco de Credito del Peru; IT Advisor, KPMG; Software Developer, BCTS Var Technologies; Teaching Assistant, Universidad de Lima


Natsu Ikeura, Japan

Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Communication and Linguistics, International Christian University; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Paralegal (Translator), Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune


Ronnie Sandstrom, Sweden

Education: B.A Military Science (Officers Program), Swedish Defense, College. B.A International Relations, Stockholm University. MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Senior Manager, George & Oliver (Japan), Deputy Platoon Commander, Swedish Armed Forces. Quality Assurance Specialist, Mobile Media Group


Vanessa Landriault, Canada

Education: B.A. in Anthropology and East-Asian Studies, University of Montreal; Professional Degree in Travel Organization and Tourism, College April-Fortier; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: Travel Consultant, Travel Cuts (Canada); Sales and Customer Service, Stellar Canada (Cirque du Soleil subcontracting); Intern, Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon (Japan).

WMF Staff Alumni


Amil Ramdhan, Indonesia

Education: Bachelor of Psychology, University of Indonesia; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Qualitative Researcher, MARS (Indonesia): Qualitative Researcher, Mindspace (Indonesia); CoFesta Student Ambassador, METI (Japan)


Agustin Ramirez, Mexico

Education: BA Magna cum Laude in Business Administration, Universidad del Valle de Mexico; Monbukagakusho Research Student, Keio University (KBS); MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: Sales and Marketing Area Manager, B2B Project Manager, NEXTEL (Mexico); Project Manager, Health Care Business Consultancy; Account Manager, Montave Advertising Agency.


Andre Torsvik, Norway

Education: BA Honours in Media Studies-Television Production Year 2&3, University of Westminster, UK; BA Broadcasting Year 1, Falmouth College of Arts, UK; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Continuity Produce, TV2 Norway (Norway)


Authipong (Chris) Sinpatanasakul, Thailand

Education: BBA in International Management Mahidol University Thailand; MBA,Waseda University

Experience: Financial Analyst,Aizawa Securities


Balazs Kertesz, France

Education: M.Sc.Economics, Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: Marketing Manager, Financial Controller, Tebodin Consultants & Engineers (Hungary).


Evangeline Neo, Singapore

Education: BFA School of Animation and Visual Effects (magna cum laude), Academic of Art University, USA; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Game Artist, Lecturer in School of Interactive and Digital Media, Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore)


Giuseppe Lauro Morta, Philippines

Education: BA in Communication Research (cum laude), University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines; Fellow, Life Management Institute, Life Office Management Association, USA; Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow, American College, Pennsylvania, USA; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Sales Training Manager, Nippon Life Philippines; Corporate Planning Analyst, Kuok Properties Philippines Inc. & Transnational Diversified Group; Researcher, Office of the Senate President.


James Seguerra, Philippines

Education: BS in Management of Applied Chemistry, Ateneo de Manila University,Philippines; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Marketing Manager, Nestle Philippines, Inc.; Intern, Microsoft Japan; Junior Consultant, Nuance Communications Japan


Joanna Chen, Taiwan

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, National Taiwan University; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Secretary of Chairman Office, Taiwan Gloria Prince Hotel


Leigh Bates, UK

Education: BA Honours in Politics and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Manager, Eversheds Solicitors LLP (UK);HBOS Plc. (UK); Bertie\’s Catering Co. (UK)


Leon Harb, Philippines

Education: BA major in International Studies, BSC major in Business Management, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

Experience: Intern, Guoco Securities Philippines Inc.


Marvin Fuentes, El Salvador

Education: BA cum Laude in Economics and Business, ESEN El Salvador.

Experience: Pricing and Revenue Management, TACA Airlines HDQ, El Salvador; Assistant to Senior Risk Management, Assistant to Senior Corporate Loan portfolio Management, Cuscatlan Bank, El Salvador.


Marton Lendvai, Hungary

Education: BA, International Business School of Breda, The Netherlands; BBA, Budapest Business School; Mombusho Research Student, Hitotsubashi University.

Experience: ITM Research, Amsterdam; P&P Auditing and Consulting Ltd., Budapest.


Mathavee (Bow) Reungsinpinya, Thailand

Education: BS in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA; MS in Cosmetics Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Technical Sales Executive, Merck (Thailand) Ltd.; Intern, Unilever Thai Holding Co.Ltd.


Mi-Yeon Lim, South Korea

Education: BA in Business Administration & MS in Cosmetology, Kon-Kuk University, South Korea; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Team Manager, Anchee Co.,Ltd. (South Korea); Team Manager, Haim Korea Co.,Ltd. (South Korea); General Manager & Instructor, Eliza Lee Beauty School (South Korea)


Peter Chow, Taiwan

Education: BS Supply Chain Management, (W.P. Carey School of Business) Arizona State University; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Hecny Transportation, USA; Wan Hai lines, LTD, Taiwan and Thailand; Mitsubishi logistics, Japan


Pornkrit Thomya, Thailand

Education: BBA in Finance, Chulalongkorn University; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: Kasikornbank PCL, ABN AMRO ASIA Securities PCL


Rajesh Prasad, India

Education: MA in Sociology , MPhil in International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: India Local Recruiter for Around the World International Village (Taiwan); Camp Manager for Aroundaya Eyes Charitable Trust (New Delhi).


Ronnie Tham, Malaysia

Education: BSc Honors in Accounting & Finance, University of Warwick.

Experience: Senior research analyst, Frost & Sullivan; Account manager, Procter & Gamble.


Sharon Colleen Unger Pineda, El Salvador

Education: Bs in Economics, Universidad Centroamericana; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: Human Resource Management, Lactosa S.A. de C.V.; Logistics & Operations, NRK.


Victor Raul Caso Valladares, Peru

Education: BA in Economics, Catholic University; MA in Finance, Pacific University; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: Treasurer of MIBANCO Bank and FINSUR financial company.


William Liang, Japan/USA

Education: BS in Business Administration (Finance), University of San Francisco,USA; MBA, Waseda University

Experience: Credit Suisse First Boston Securities (Japan); Barclays Capital Securities (Japan); Lehman Brothers (Japan)


Wu Bo, China

Education: BA in International Economics, The People\’s University of China; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: The People\’s Bank of China.


Yasuaki Shimizu, USA

Education: BA in East Asian Studies and Business Administration, UCLA (1997); MBA, Waseda University (2004)

Experience: Sales & marketing, Hosiden (San Diego); Business development, Matsushita (Los Angeles); Sales & marketing, NEC (New York).


Yichen Lu, Taiwan

Education: BA in Design, UCLA; Associate of Arts with Honors in General Studies, Irvine Valley College; MBA, Waseda University.

Experience: 3D modeling designer, EON Reality, Inc; freelance media designer.