ORGANIZERS

Tokyo Yamathon is organised by IVG Japan (International Volunteer Group). We are a group of volunteers who work together to support charities throughout Japan and select dynamic causes who share our vision of seeing the good in doing good. We aim to increase awareness within Japan on a scope of issues both local and international by coming up with unique ways to raise funds and give support. We are an entirely volunteer-founded group of people from across the globe with a desire to make a real difference!

MEET THE TEAM

  • Joe Pournovin

    Founder and CEO

    I work with the team to create, shape and bring to life unique ideas like…

  • Mitsuhiro Honda

    Chief Strategy Officer

    I first took part in Tokyo Yamathon as a corporate sponsor in 2014; first as…

  • Heena Sinha

    Program Manager

    After working for over five years in Investment Banking in India, I realised I am…

  • Sandip Chamling Rai

    IT Director

    I joined IVG Japan in 2016 as a website manager and content editor. Shortly after…

  • Masaki Hashimoto

    Media

    I enjoy taking photos for both my job and as my main passion. I took…

  • Zain Abba

    Media

    I started working with IVG to record footage for the 2017 Yamathon. During that event…

Joe Pournovin

Founder and CEO

I work with the team to create, shape and bring to life unique ideas like Tokyo Yamathon and Sea to Summit, with the purpose of raising as much as money as possible for great causes.

Our team, our participants, our sponsors and supporters; it’s an absolute pleasure working with these real-life superheroes. Together we encourage and push each other to think of new ways of changing the world, one fundraising event at a time.

Mitsuhiro Honda

Chief Strategy Officer

I first took part in Tokyo Yamathon as a corporate sponsor in 2014; first as a participant and then as a volunteer. I remember feeling the passion of the IVG members full of fun and so diverse. The more I volunteered, the more I wanted to be involved. So I joined as one of the main organizers.

My role is to ensure our participants enjoy the event in a safe manner as well as working on strategies to attract more corporate sponsors, using my previous experience as a corporate staff, a participant and operating volunteer.

Heena Sinha

Program Manager

After working for over five years in Investment Banking in India, I realised I am passionate about bringing about positive change in the world, working with a talented group of people who are equally passionate. IVG is exactly the group I was looking for.

I was amazed by their infectious energy. Among other ways of contributing to the group, I principally help with sponsorship and fundraising wing of events. It is truly a life-changing experience to witness how the money we have raised has had such positive effects in people’s lives.

Sandip Chamling Rai

IT Director

I joined IVG Japan in 2016 as a website manager and content editor. Shortly after i joined the team, I realized that I was a part of a group who were dedicating their already valuable time and skills to help people all over the world.

This inspired me even more to help the team in any way I could. I manage all websites related to IVG Japan and its events such as Tokyo Yamathon. I also help in creating corporate sponsor banners and certificates for Yamathon participants and volunteers.

Masaki Hashimoto

Media

I enjoy taking photos for both my job and as my main passion. I took part in Yamathon in 2016 as a videographer. Thousands of people have joined this challenging charity event over the years and each of them has their own story before and after joining Yamathon.

As a camera person, I take this opportunity to capture everyone’s vivid life in my photos and footage and make it part of the Yamathon history! Show me your best smiles when you see me at Yamathon!

Zain Abba

Media

I started working with IVG to record footage for the 2017 Yamathon. During that event I witnessed, firsthand, the magic of the event. It was an amazing experience and it was an part of an event with so many wonderful participants and volunteers.

Since then I have had the pleasure of continuing to work with IVG to produce content in order to increase awareness of what IVG is about and the impact of events, such as Yamathon, have on people. I look forward to seeing you at the next event!

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