Toru Mino, 2010, United States

Cellulant, Chief Product Officer - Nairobi, Kenya

Other Post-Fletcher Employment:
CGAP/The World Bank, Consultant, The Technology Program - Washington, DC

Fletcher Thesis: The Agency-Based Banking Opportunity in Kenya

Enduring mentors: “I had at Fletcher and continue to have a strong relationship with Professor Kim Wilson. She is a wonderful teacher and thinker, but also someone I trust deeply.  She was the primary faculty supporter of the M-Banking conference and my thesis advisor. But more importantly, I also know first-hand that there are few people I would rather have with me in a life or death situation.”

Launching a new career: “Fletcher provided me with a clean sheet and the resources with which to build a new career path for myself in the field of technology and development.  By allowing me to shape my two years largely how I wanted, I was able to walk away with a network of contacts in my chosen field and real experience I could point to which I would not have been able to obtain outside of the bounds of an institution like Fletcher.”

Fields of Study

  • Strategic Management & International Consultancy
  • Development Economics

Summer Internship

  • Mobil banking start-up, Cellulant; Nairobi, Kenya

Key Activities at Fletcher

  • Lead organizer of the M-Banking 2009 Conference in Nairobi
  • Researcher for Professor Wilson's "Savings and Chance" project in Haiti

Education before Fletcher

  • BS Product Design Engineering, Stanford University

Experience before Fletcher

  • R&D Engineer, Ventus Medical, Inc.
  • Technical Advisor, Ecosystems Nepal
  • Product Developer, Unovo Inc. 

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • French
  • English