Ms. Fumuro is a strategic communications management professional with over 20 years of experience, having engaged in public relations, public affairs and advertising in Washington D.C. and Tokyo. She is currently Director of Global Communications at SATO Global Solutions, a newly established American subsidiary of SATO Holdings, a Japanese leader in automatic ID solutions. Prior to joining SATO in 2015, Ms. Fumuro was engaged in international public/government affairs, serving Japanese, American and European corporations to help them manage relationships with governments and other stakeholders in the US and in Japan respectively. She also served as VP, Public Relations at Microfinance International Corporation, a Washington D.C.-based venture financial company with a strong social mission of financial inclusion of the poor. Ms. Fumuro has master’s degree in public relations from the University of Maryland and bachelor’s degree in literature with emphasis in sociology from the Waseda University in Tokyo. She spent her childhood in Brazil.