Faculty members

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty Members


Visiting Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS


Entrepreneurial Management (MBA)

Tom Brayman has been an entrepreneur and private equity investor for more than a decade, having started and successfully exiting two businesses in the renewable energy field. In addition to expertise in renewables (e.g., solar, battery, wind, biogas), Tom’s career has built deep knowledge of investment banking, management consulting, and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Tom exited a grid-scale, battery storage company in the US that was funded by NEC Energy Storage.

Prior to his to his startup experience, Tom was an investment banker in London and New York City for 15 years with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Dredner Kleinwort Benson and The Monitor Group in structured finance and M&A.

Tom holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master’s in Finance from London Business School and a BSc in Mathematics from Aquinas College. He has resided in Tokyo since 2014. His newfound hobby in Japanese craft gin has evolved into a full-fledged business operation sustainably producing, branding and exporting gin.