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Fukuoka, Kenji

Acting President
Vice President of Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC) / Graduate School of Information Technology
President of Swift Xi Co., Ltd. A serial entrepreneur as well as an enthusiastic expert of ICT4D in Africa.

Since 2010, Mr. Kenji FUKUOKA has been in charge of the management of Kobe Institute of Computing as vice president, also working on the ICT4D Grassroot Projects in Rwanda. After that, he has been devotedly working for the human resource development of ICT and industry development in Africa, contributing partnership between Japan and Africa. In January 2019, prior to TICAD7, the Japanese Government invited the Rwandan President Paul Kagame, also the chairman of the African Union, when he participated in welcoming ceremonies as a representative of various sectors in Japan. The education system of our institution was highly valued by both the Japanese Government and Rwandan Government. In 2018, he has established Swift-Xi Co. Ltd as a joint venture with the U.S. areospace industry, and he became the Representative Director.