Fukumi Genjima, MBA

Specialization: Career Development

Fukumi Genjima


2018/4 – present: Professor and Executive Director of Career Development, iCLA, Yamanashi Gakuin University
2012/1 – 2018/3: Professor, School of Global Humanity and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University
20005/4 – 2011/12: Director of Career Development and Professor, Akita International University
1997/7 – 2001/6: Deputy Managing Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance Australia, Sydney
1991 – 1995: Sakura Bank, New York Head Quarters, Public and Project Finance
1987 – 1990: Overseas Cooperation Fund of Japan, ODA Loan
1984 – 1986: Mitsui Bank, London Branch, General Administration and Accounting
1978: Mitsui Bank, Tokyo Foreign Exchange

Previous Academic Affiliations:

Career Design Institute – Japan
Career Education Institute – Japan


Professor Genjima majored in Arabic Language at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) and studied at Cairo University as an exchange student. In 1978, after graduating from TUFS, he was offered a position at Mitsui Bank (now SMBC) working in international project finance. During his long service with SMBC he was sent to OECF (an official aid agency now called JICA) and worked as a loan officer with responsibility for India and Pakistan. He also worked in branch offices of SMBC in London, New York and Sydney.


Based on his education and work experiences overseas, Professor Genjima became interested in the benefits of study abroad on the career development of students. His concerns include how students can foster a global mindset and generic skills through study abroad and take advantage of these experiences in their job hunting activities. He has served for Akita International University and Nagasaki University before joining iCLA in April 2018. At his previous institutions he taught career design and was recognised for outstanding performance in supporting student’s job hunting, and is continuing in these duties at iCLA.