Daiki Tajima, 2018, Japan

What brought me to Fletcher: "International development through business has consistently been my personal interest, and that brought me to Fletcher's MIB program. Before joining Fletcher, I worked for an Indian consulting firm called Corporate Catalyst India (CCI), where I liaised between Japanese customers and Indian staff inside the company. I was also selected as an official coordinator for a Japanese government related organization, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), where I promoted business matching between Indian SMEs and Japanese SMEs. Based on those experiences, I felt that I would like to study both international business and international development. I was initially researching some three year dual degree programs that combined a traditional MBA with public policy/international affairs. I had a Skype meeting with a Fletcher alumnus, who is now working in the African Development Bank, and this encouraged me to learn more about Fletcher. Then I finally found the MIB program -  a perfect fit for me to pursue my academic interest of international development through business within two years."

The commitment to social business: "I have been surprised by the number of opportunities and events that appealed specifically to my personal interest in international development through business. One of my favorite events featured a guest speaker, Mr. David Young, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Social Impact of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). I was excited to learn from him how NGOs could enhance their efficiency by using the knowledge and experiences of the business field. Fletcher also organizes Fletcher D-Prize: Poverty Solutions Venture Competition, which provides the winner with up to USD $20,000 to pilot a new venture in a developing country. I was impressed that Fletcher encourages student entrepreneurship and the past winners’ projects are growing rapidly. Fletcher provides various classes, events, competitions, boot camps, and clubs which stimulate me, and I feel that every single moment is very precious for me during this high speed adventure."

Favorite author
Haruki Murakami

Favorite movie
PK (Indian movie)

Favorite musicians
Beethoven, Joe Hisaishi, Hikaru Utada

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher
International development through business

Most interesting person you’ve met at Fletcher
A person who established his own company for 3D printing selling to African market


Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Social Investment Group
  • Ambassachords

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Economics, Development Economics, The University of Tokyo

Experience before Fletcher

  • Deputy Manager, Corporate Catalyst India (CCI), Chennai, India
  • Corporate Sales Representative, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Tokyo, Japan


  • Japanese
  • English