Chairman and Founder
Kohei Nishiyama is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of elephant design and Founder of CUUSOO.com, an online platform that collects users' ideas and turns them into real products. Nishiyama's strong interests in innovation, new technology, design and robotics coupled with "thinking-outside-the-box" attitude have lead him to become an expert in the fields of innovation management, new product development and design management. One of his most recent projects is miteco.co, a user-generated online travel guide reflecting diverse views through the co-creation by foreign travellers and Japanese locals. Prior to founding elephant design and CUUSOO.com, Nishiyama was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he primarily handled new product development projects. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo and the Kuwasawa Design School where he studied product design.