Company Name

Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.(201026851H)


December 2010

Representative Director

Kihoko Tokue

Description of Business

Education in science and technology, human resource development, research, planning and consulting for start-ups, etc.


19 Tai Seng Ave. #05-10C Singapore 534054




Dr. Kihoko Tokue Ph.D.
in Science

Dr. Tokue is Managing Director of Leave a Nest Singapore, and Founder of Leave a Nest Malaysia. She was born in Tokyo but raised in Southeast Asia, studied bachelor degree in America and then moved to Australia for Master and PhD degree carrying out field work. Currently she is creating platform in ASEAN to nurture the next generation innovators, startups involving business development partners from industry. Her dream is to one day bring a change to a world with advancement of science and technology with true understanding and appreciation for nature.



Mr. Shohei Michael Maekawa MSc
in Science

Mr. Maekawa is the President of Leave a Nest UK. He was born in USA and raised in Europe. He studied Zoology for his undergraduate degree and Evolutionary Anthropology for his postgraduate degree, both at University College London. With experience aboard and passion towards advancement of science and technology, he joined Leave a Nest in 2013. Currently president of Leave a Nest United Kingdom and Director of Global Bridge Laboratory of Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. He became Director of Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd. from May 1st 2019 with the vision to interconnect various industry partners for global development.



Yukihiro Maru Ph.D.
in Agriculture

Dr. Maru is the founder and CEO of Leave a Nest Group. He earned a Doctorate degree at the Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He founded Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. in 2002, which became a leading science bridge communication company in Japan. Dr. Maru is the technical advisor for euglena Co., Ltd. which was listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2014. He is also an innovator who has been involved in launching more than 78 startups including Challenergy, Inc. At the same time, he is holding the role as co-founder of Real Tech Fund and science evangelist of Drone Fund. He is an expert in advising young entrepreneurs in business development and venture spirit. Not limited in Japan, he has taken initiatives expanding his business to the world.



Nami Akinaga MSc
in Sustainability Science

Ms. Nami Akinaga is a Director CAO of Leave a Nest Singapore, and Leave a Nest Malaysia. She graduated from The University of Tokyo with a Master degree in Sustainability Science. Her mission is “Maximising the Value of Diversity” . In Leave a Nest, she creates new platforms for the next generation leaders to generate knowledge beyond research field, country and cultural borders. Recently she commits to bridging corporates and startups beyond Japan, Singapore and Malaysia for making opportunities for both parties to create new business globally.



Elizabeth Wee BSc.,
Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

Ms. Elizabeth is in Education Development Division in Leave a Nest Singapore. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2017 and has strong passion in nanoscience and technology. She believes in education as a key to developing the world and has an interest in developing education within and out of Singapore. Today as Leave a Nest member, she has the opportunity to be in an environment to be able to develop education in various aspects and witness the growth of learners.



Kevin Ng Jin Guan MSc
in Polymer Chemistry

Mr. Kevin is in Frontier Development Division in Leave a Nest Singapore. He graduated from University of Malaya in Polymer Chemistry and he has strong passion in green chemistry and sustainable science. His vision is to keep exploring on frontier technologies and make the world a more sustainable place through science and technology education. Currently, he is working on Real-Tech Seed Acceleration Program TECH PLANTER widely in ASEAN region.



Jeremy Lim MSc
in Environmental Engineering

Mr. Jeremy Lim is in Research Development Division in Leave a Nest Singapore. He had studied Food Science for his bachelor degree in Melbourne, Australia and completed his Masters of Science (Environmental Engineering) in Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in May, 2018. Before his Masters degree, he was doing R&D in water technology (reverse osmosis membranes) for 3.5 years. Currently, Jeremy is building the Leave a Nest ASEAN platform and streamlining operations & resources for increased efficiency. 



Hui Ling Chan MSc
in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

Ms. Hui Ling is in the Research Development Division in Leave a Nest Singapore. She received her diploma in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. With a curiosity in applied science, she pursued science in Nanyang Technological University where she received
her Master of Science in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, with projects
focusing on synthesis and biochemistry. Currently working in the Research
Development Division, she hopes to stay updated with the newest science & technology as well as the up and rising businesses and trends.



Haruka Takeda BA.,

Mr. Haruka Takeda is in the Education Development Division in Leave a Nest Singapore. He graduated from Murdoch University in 2019. At school, he is passionate in behavioral psychology, especially for applications in Design and Organisational Psychology. As a Leave a Nest member, he wishes to nurture youths to further develop inquisitive mindsets for character development.