Asia C-Suite Network, Intrapreneur + Entrepreneur

A Japanese entrepreneur based in Singapore with a proven track record in business development, strategic partnerships and Asia-Pacific market intelligence.


  • Founder @ ExpertConnect Asia
  • Partner with local universities in Singapore including the National University
  • Official Mentor in the Venture Building Programme organised by NUS Enterprise and SUTD

Corporate Innovation

  • Highly experienced in strategy consulting and M&A/business matching
  • Extensive professional network in Asia across many Fortune 500 companies and key government agencies

Insights into Singapore

  • Based in Singapore for the past decade
  • Japan-Singapore intercultural intelligence
  • Delivering key observations on Singapore’s working culture and education system

About Aki Nakamura

  • Founder & Managing Director at ExpertConnect Asia since 2018
  • Hybrid of Intrapreneur & entrepreneur.
  • Ex-Disney New Business Development, Marketing and Franchise Management
  • Guest speaker, panellist and mentor in Singapore startup ecosystem
  • Contributing Writer at Nikkei-R


I have had the pleasure to work with Aki on a high profile executive project and find her to be extremely diligent and efficient in her work. She is always well prepared, well organized and provided numerous expert insights into making the project a huge success. I would recommend Aki as someone with good leadership skills and also a team player.
I can heartily recommend Aki having had the chance to to work with her on several different projects while we attended the UCLA-NUS EMBA program. During this time I was impressed by Aki's meticulous attention to details and her excellent preparation and follow-up. In addition, working in a international environment, Aki's conscientiousness about team dynamics helped teams focus in achieving objectives. Along with these qualities, Aki's has deep experience in marketing - this illustrated in her ability to on short notice very quickly pull together resources and launch a successful PR plan for the UCLA-NUS program.
Aki is a detail oreiented leader where others are honoured to work with her. Her analysis skill surpass expectation as she often comes out with creative ideas outside the box. Often time woking with her, she made us look at the project very interestingly, in different perspective. I truly enjoyed worling with Aki.

Latest Contribution

シンガポール・エコシステムの歩き方:大学編 (2021.08.16)




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