Prasun Agrawal

Prasun is currently Senior Project Manager at AWL Inc, Corporation based out of Sapporo, Hokkaido. AWL is a leading Japanese startup in the video analytics field utilizing AI & deep learning solutions created by the engineers from 17 countries who contribute to implementation of AI in the real world along with bringing intelligence to the AI industry.

At ISIC, Japan, Prasun is the Director of Development, India responsible to promote a sustainable framework for present and future partnerships and cooperative actions between the Japanese Defence Industry and the Indian Defence Industry in the broader context of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, to address the full range of Defence Industry cooperation.

Prasun specializes in startup ecosystem creation and serves as a mentor on board of Japanese start-ups for business model expansion in across Japan, and collaborations outside Japan, specifically Asia and Africa.

Prasun has 15+ years of India Japan business leadership experience in technology, finance and collaborations. He has previously contributed actively towards Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission as the Head of Agra Smart City Limited’s Smart solutions PMC team and has worked in the PMU of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission).

From 2018 to 2020, Prasun completed the onsite, extensive MBA Leadership Development and Digital Transformation Program (DXP), at Japan’s Number 1 ranked MBA school, at the AACSB accredited International University of Japan (IUJ), Niigata. He achieved the distinction to be the Beta Gamma Sigma scholar, most outstanding business student, for the International Business Honor Society, an elite network of high achievers, business leaders, world changers. 

Prasun has also been extensively trained in Japan. He completed the ‘ICT in Emerging Market Economies’, program by the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS), Japan in Aug-Sept 2017.Again, in September 2019, Prasun completed the Toyota Management System Grade 4 one week study program on ‘Toyota way of management for company-wide operational improvement’ by Toyota Management Corporation in Nagoya, Japan.

Prasun first came to Japan in August 2008, as an intern with the Biofuels Team at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) at Hayama, Zushi. Since then, Prasun has led several business delegations from India to Japan, for identifying technology partners and business collaborations in the fields of Science and Technology and has been involved in transfer of low carbon, net zero technologies from Japan to India.

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