AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Road Show 2012 – Tokyo Seminar: Venture Philanthropy in Practice


Keio University, GSEC Lab, 6F, Tokyo, Japan



Date & time

22 October 2012



22 October 2012


About this event

Join venture philanthropy leaders Shaks Ghosh (CEO, Private Equity Foundation) and Ruth Jones (CEO, Social Venture Partners International) and local VP leaders at the seminar event of the AVPN Road Show 2012, where they will discuss how to put venture philanthropy in practice! This is an opportunity to learn about venture philanthropy in the USA and in Europe as well as closer to home. A networking reception will follow after the seminar where you can meet with other practitioners and leaders in the industry.

Registration is free for AVPN members  (limited to 2 tickets per member), and non-members have to pay ¥5,000 to secure your place. The seminar will end at 6.30pm and will be followed by a networking reception.

Programme for the event:

3.30pm Registration
4.00pm Presentations by Ruth Jones & Shaks Ghosh
5.00pm Panel discussion with local leaders
6.30pm Networking Reception
8.00pm End of Event

 Speaker Profile

Shaks Ghosh    

Shaks Ghosh is the first Chief Executive Officer of the Private Equity Foundation. For the previous nine years she was Chief Executive of Crisis, a homelessness charity in the UK. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Shaks pursued a career in housing and regeneration working at Community Housing Association and the National Housing Federation. She has a Masters degree in Urban Studies. Shaks spent her early years in India, but now lives in London. The Private Equity Foundation’s mission is Full Potential. It is focused on helping disadvantaged young people to develop as learners, workers and good citizens. Our model borrows tools and techniques from the business sector and supports community organizations to increase their scale and impact. We are committed to engaged philanthropy and provide opportunities for our members to make a real difference to the communities and where they do business. The Foundation has 11 trustees drawn from the private equity industry and is supported by over 60 firms who are part of the European private equity community.

Ruth Jones     

Ruth Jones is Chief Executive Officer of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI), the network of Social Venture Partner organizations in North America and Japan (www.svpi.org). Prior to joining SVPI, Ruth was Manager of Operations at Community Foundations of Canada, and General Manager of Philanthropy Australia, the membership association for Australia’s private, family, corporate and community foundations. Social Venture Partners builds powerful relationships among people who want to give back and organizations making change possible. The 2,300 members of the SVP network in 27 cities share a common goal: making a greater impact with their giving; funding and strengthening non-profits; and equipping their community to tackle its greatest social challenges. Since 1997, SVP partners have given collectively $46 million (USD) and tens of thousands of skilled volunteer hours to more than 550 non-profits. If you are out the change the world, SVP’s goal is to connect you with the people and organizations that can make a difference.

Doug Lee is the CEO and Co-Founder of D3 Jubilee, which seeks to encourage and foster the growth of the social enterprise and impact investment sector in Korea. The company provides corporate advisory service for social enterprises, writes research, and organizes the DIIN (D3 Impact Investors’ Network) Roundtable, a quarterly gathering held in Seoul, Korea, where they bring together impact investors and social enterprises. He belongs to various impact investment networks including Toniic, SEN in Korea, and other organizations in Asia. (SEN refers to Social Enterprise Network, which is a partnership among business schools, foundations and corporations, that supports study and education of social enterprise and helps youths grow into responsible business leaders of the future). Doug also does angel investing mainly in the consumer internet and technology sector and works closely with entrepreneurs in his portfolio companies. He serves Silicon Mitus, a power management chip manufacturer, as a board member and audit committee chair.

Hiroshi Nonomiya is a Partner at Crosspoint Advisors. Hiroshi served as representative director of RHJ International Japan from 2005 to2012. Hiroshi joined Ripplewood’s New York office in 1996 and transferred to Tokyo in 1999 as a founding member of Ripplewood Japanfund. Prior to joining Ripplewood, Hiroshi was an Assistant General Manager of the Merchant Banking Department at Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo from 1994 to 1996. Hiroshi was previously a Managing Director of MCF Financial Services Limited (London). Hiroshi started his career with Mitsubishi in 1974 with the Iron Ore Department. Hiroshi is currently Board Member of Shaklee Global Group and a senior advisor to Kleinwort Benson Investors. Hiroshi has a B.A. in Liberal Arts Culture from Tokyo University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France. Hiroshi is a member of National Council Japan of INSEAD and a President of INSEAD Alumni Association Japan.

Tomoya Shiraishi is the Chairman of the Board of Social Investment Partners. Tomoya is one of the pioneers of the private equity industry in Japan since he started his career in 1986. He has various experiences in investing in venture capital, development capital, leveraged buyouts, financial rehabilitations, etc. Tomoya was head of Japan operation of Permira, one of the largest European private equity firms until 2009. Prior to Permira, he was head of buyout investment division of JAFCO. He supports social investment activities, including Tohoku Kyoeki Investment Foundation, which specialized in investing in businesses in north eastern part of Japan after the earthquake in 2011.  He has a Bachelor of Law from Hitotsubashi University.


About the AVPN Road Show 2012

The road show visits Mumbai (15th Oct), Singapore (17th Oct), Hong Kong (19th Oct) and Tokyo (22nd Oct) and is an opportunity to learn about venture philanthropy in the USA and in Europe as well as closer to home.  In each city there will be a private roundtable discussion and networking lunch for AVPN members followed by an open seminar and general networking in the afternoon. These events bring together the diverse groups that make up the VP community – including private equity firms, foundations, wealth and asset managers, high net worth individuals, social impact investors, professional service firms and Universities. All participants will have a chance to meet leading venture philanthropy practitioners and interact with like-minded peers. The AVPN Road Show 2011 attracted positive feedback and nearly 400 participants across the same four cities.  We look forward to seeing you again this year as well as many new faces. More information at https://avpn.asia/events/25/save-the-date-avpn-roadshow-mumbai-singapore-hong-kong-tokyo/

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