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The Representative founder and advisors

Minako Suematsu

Originally from Hiroshima and graduating from Gakushuin University (Tokyo) with a M.A in Philosophy in 1993, she founded a company which provided website creation and online marketing. In 2001 Ms. Suematsu established News2u Corporation to propose net PR. From 2013 she became involved with the management of her family’s business in Hiroshima that handles ships, shipping, resorts etc. known as Tsuneishi Holdings.
From June 2017 Ms. Suematsu became the Chairperson, Representative Director and Publisher of The Japan Times, a company that reports the current situation in Japan and the trends of the world, which was celebrating their 120th year anniversary titled “Japanese windows opening to the world”.

President and Representative Director, News2u Holdings Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Director, Tsuneishi Holdings Co., Ltd.
Representative Director, Next Generation Education Development Co., Ltd.
Chairperson, Miroku no Sato International Cultural Institute Japanese Language
Fellow, Dentsu Research Institute

Advisors

Michael Rob Gray

Michael Robert (Rob) Gray
has been Head Master and Deputy Director-general of Le Rosey since 2002.
Rob graduated from Cambridge University (UK) where he read English at Trinity College, and has since worked as a teacher and Head in schools and universities in Spain, the UK, France, and Brussels before taking up his present post at Le Rosey.
Le Rosey–with its 10% nationality quota system, English-French bilingualism, and 25 taught languages– is almost certainly the most international boarding school in the world. Over 120 of its 440 pupils are from Asia, and Le Rosey has a long tradition of welcoming Japanese students.
As the Head of Le Rosey for the last 16 years, he is a passionate believer in the benefits of a boarding school education and of the importance of balance between rigorous but forward-looking academics, the creative arts, sport and personal development.
He has published a number of articles, given presentations at international conferences and has been on several working parties involved in international education. He is on the board of Le Rosey and JFK School in Saanen and does consultancy work for an international education group.
He speaks fluent French and Spanish, and his two children – themselves trilingual – were educated at Le Rosey.

John Baugh

Has over thirty years’ experience as a Headmaster in UK. Solefield School, Sevenoaks (1986-1997), Edge Grove, Herts. (1997-2002) the Dragon School, Oxford, (2002-2017).He is currently Executive Director of St Andrew’s School, Turi, Kenya. (2018-) Member of the Independent Preparatory Schools Association (IAPS) Governing Council and Chairman of their Education Committee. He has also been Chairman of the UK Boarding Schools’ Association. He has undertaken many inspections for the UK Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).