The team of PBD consists of eminent and established experts worldwide in education, culture, communication, and other liberal arts, contributing to our shared vision of “peace and sustainable development” on Earth. 

They are active in their domains in the universities, institutions, organizations, and PBD projects, such as international seminars, workshops, awards competitions, and exhibitions.


Mr Shigeru Aoyagi

PBD Founder and Director-General
Former Director, UNESCO Regional Bureau
for Education in Asia and the Pacific
Areas of Expertise: Literacy and Non-formal Education

Prof Yuto Kitamura

PBD Deputy Director-General
Professor, Graduate School of Education,
University of Tokyo
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Education, Education Policies

Prof Miki Sugiura

Professor, Department of Education,
Sophia University, Tokyo
UNESCO Chairholder
Areas of Expertise: Comparative and International Education

Ms Duriya Amatavivat

Director, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Sufficiency
Economy Philosophy for Sustainability, Bangkok
Former Deputy Permanent Secretary
for Education in Thailand
Areas of Expertise: International Cooperation in Education, ASEAN Regional Cooperation


Prof Yasushi Hirosato

Professor, Center for Global Education
and Discovery, Sophia University, Tokyo
Managing Director, Sophia Global Education
and Discovery Co., Ltd., Bangkok
Areas of Expertise: Education and Development

Mr Etienne Clément

Advisor for Minister of Culture in Cambodia
Former Director, UNESCO Apia Office
Areas of Expertise: Culture and Law

Mr Christian Manhart

Advisor for Hanoi city, Vietnam,
Former Director, UNESCO Hanoi Office
Areas of Expertise: Art History and Archaeology

Ms Chiharu Kawakami

Senior Advisor, National Federation of
UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ), Tokyo
Forner Secretary-General, NFUAJ
Areas of Expertise: Civil society engagement and PPP

Prof Junko Okahashi

Professor, Department of International Studies,
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
Areas of Expertise: Cultural Heritage Policies and International Cooperation

Prof Manabu Kamiishi

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy,
Faculty of Liberal Arts
University of Sacred Heart, Tokyo
Areas of Expertise: Aesthetics and art studies


Mr Yoshinori Sasaki

CEO and President,
Tokyo Ink (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Bangkok
Executive Officer,
Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. Tokyo
Areas of Expertise: Management and CSR for SDGs

Mr Shiki Aoyagi

Futures Inc., Tokyo
Areas of Expertise: Environment Economics, Carbon Market


HE Ambassador Tumur Amarsanaa

Ambassador Extraordinary and
plenipotentiary of Mongolian to Thailand
Areas of Expertise: Law and Diplomacy

Ambassador Mohamed Jinah

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and
plenipotentiary of Maldives to Thailand
Areas of Expertise: Business and Diplomacy

Prof Toshiyuki Kono

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law,
Kyushu University,
Honorary President, ICOMOS
Areas of Expertise: Private International Law and International Heritage Law

Dr Javad Mottaghi

Professor associé, HEC Montreal,
Honorary Councilor/Former Secretary-General,
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
Areas of Expertise: Media development and media for development

Dr Mikiko Kanda

Technical Lead for the Healthy Ageing,
World Health Organization (WHO)
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Areas of Expertise: Public Health
We welcome any partnership propositions to realize our shared vision together.