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Patricia Bader-Johnston Innovation Evangelist and Social Entrepreneur

She is also Representative Director of eSurface Technologies KK, holding Board roles with Neurogenics, OGI and CPRSx plc., with social ventures in Myanmar and the Philippines focusing on the Food/Water/Energy nexus. She founded (not-for-profit) 5ive-Planets ISH in 2010; a social enterprise with a mission to support innovation and entrepreneurship focused on building capacity as the world's limited resources become increasingly strained. 5P hosts the Creative Business Cup Japan, among other philanthropic and sustainability-focused projects in Japan, Canada and the US. Prior to founding her own ventures Patricia held a number of senior corporate roles in Fortune 100’s including: Board Director for IBM Japan, Vice-President Goldman Sachs Japan, BAT Japan, Director of Corporate Affairs for Standard Chartered Bank (Japan, Australia Taiwan)Before entering the private sector she served as a senior locally engaged programme officer in Public Affairs for the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, and prior to that worked for three years in Yokohama City government supporting International Relations and an International Expo. Patricia has served as an advisor to many organizations including: Tokyo Business Development Center and EGG Japan, Asia Development Bank/ADBI/World Bank; Government of Quebec, NASA OMEGA Project, Impact International (UK), UVLrx Blood Labs, TBWA\Hakuhodo, Mitsubishi Estate Ltd., Ernst & Young, United Nations University, Syntaq Global Inc., Invest Northern Ireland, the US State Department, Howard Lamar Fine Arts, CPRSX Inc., KL Amazing Ltd, among others.She is a Faculty Advisor to the London Business School, Professor of Globalization and Business Studies (MBA) at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School, Professor of Tohoku University (MBA program) and Associate Professor (Sustainability Studies) at Rikkyo University (Master of International Business) as well as the Founding Chair of the Entrepreneur Mentoring Initiative and The Entrepreneur Awards Japan, as well as a founding member of the Global Executive for Katerva Awards for Innovation in Sustainability.
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