Kohei is the Manager - Special Projects/Innovation Partnerships at Rio Tinto. Based in the Tokyo office, he builds on the deep and multifaceted relationships between Rio Tinto and Japan. He is also responsible for the relationships with Rio Tinto’s significant suppliers headquartered in Japan. He plays an active and leading role in the Future Leaders Group of Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee, while acting as a committee member/treasurer of the Australia Japan Society (Qld) Inc. Prior to joining Rio Tinto’s Tokyo office, Kohei worked in Rio Tinto’s Brisbane-based global tax team and a big 4 accounting firm as the manager in charge of Japanese companies investing in resource projects in Australia. Kohei is a Chartered Accountant (Australia) and holds a Master of Applied Taxation (University of New South Wales), a Master of Commerce - Professional Accounting / Applied Finance (University of Queensland) and a Bachelor of Agriculture (University of Tokyo).