ABOUT THE TEAM (THE NAKAMA)
CEO & FOUNDER
Founder and CEO of Japan Nakama Ltd. An entrepreneur
with an extensive background in business, marketing and technology.
He’s worked with many Japanese companies in UK over the last
10 years which has contributed to his knowledge of the Japanese
market in London. Companies such as Ribon Japanese Restaurant,
Sasuke Ramen, Claritas Marketing and more gave much insight
leading up to Japan Nakama. Zia spends his free time enjoying
martial arts such as Iiado, reading philosophy, Theatre and
furthering his knowledge of culture.
PARTNER & FOUNDING MEMBER
A founding member and partner at Japan Nakama Ltd. Has created many
opportunities for Japan Nakama with little effort and natural ability.
With logical approach and a professional manner, the team has nicknamed
her as the ‘gatekeeper’, by being able to get our team an audience with
potential partnering companies around the UK. Haruka is a graduate of
Japan’s Waseda University, one of the top ranking private universities
around the world – majoring in Politics and Economics. With an interest
for intercultural relations, Haruka has managed to find her passion,
as a project manager with a UK Japanese company; Claritas marketing
while continuing to further her efforts through Japan Nakama.
Her hobbies involve Theatre and performing arts, while furthering
her knowledge about international culture in the UK.
MARKETER & FOUNDING MEMBER
Wayne is a founding member and marketing team leader at
Japan Nakama. An entrepreneur that has been a part of many
business projects in the UK, Thailand South Korea and Japan.
Has often worked on numerous ventures with Founder /CEO
Zia Rahim in London such as Ribon Japanese Restaurant,
creating systems to allow Japanese services and Londoners
to interact more efficiently. Wayne, after earning his Bachelors
Degree in Multimedia Computing, continued to self educate himself
in areas such as Psychology, Marketing, Design and Japanese
Linguistics. And even established his own dance clothing brand LSL
Dancewear in 2012. Wayne has taken up many roles in Japan Nakama,
assisting in system design and operations to bring to company to it’s
current level. He enjoys his spare time practicing martial arts and other
athletic pursuits, watching performing arts, reading philosophy and
improving his Japanese linguistics.
PR / TECH ADVISOR
Alain Fundi, was brought on board as PR and Tech Advisor by Japan
Nakama’s founder. Alain, a native of France, is an entrepreneur in his
own right with vast knowledge marketing, customer psychology and
‘Growth Hacking’ technique. He’s always in the know of the latest
technology trends in the market, which can be utilized for business use.
His knowledge enabled our small team to automate many of our business
operations, thus freeing up our time to concentrate on the less generic tasks.
Alain is able to understand the way that people think, thus his PR
techniques got Japan Nakama many new fans. His past experiences
had contributions in other startups such as BLOCKS, who with a small
team, raised a $1.6 million Kick Starter campaign in just a few hours.