- Company Name
- RICCI EVERYDAY Inc.
- 1-57-7 Anzai, Aoiku, Shizuokashi, Shizuokaken, 420-0011
- Ritsue NAKAMOTO, Chizu NAKAMOTO
- August in 2015
- Bags and travel items made of African prints
CHIZU NAKAMOTO (Ms)
COO of RICCI EVERYDAY (Company in Japan)
Managing Director of rebeccakello Limited (Company in Uganda)
Born in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1984. After graduated from the graduate school of Hitotsubashi University (Master of Law) researching on the post-conflict elections conducted in Sub-Sahara Africa, she started her career working for the MUFG Bank engaging as an account officer to provide the clients with various kinds of financial services.
In 2011 she quitted her job at the bank and joined one of the major agricultural NGOs in Sub-Sahara Africa, called Sasakawa Africa Association, to support small-holder farmers to improve their agricultural productivity and livelihoods and got transferred to Kampala office in Uganda in 2014. She started project with single mothers living in urban area to produce high-quality products using African prints with unique design. Finally she decided to establish a fashion brand in Japan with her mother in 2015, who is in charge of sales, and a company in Uganda was established in 2016 as production company.
Now the company is hiring 18 local staff supporting their livelihoods as well as pursuing the economic growth of the brand.
Her interest is how we create the place where everyone can live with pride appreciating and growing their own talents.
Japan-Africa Entrepreneurs Supporting Initiative – Highest Award
NBC International Entrepreneur Award – Highest Award
DBJ Women Business Plan Competition – Special Award
Nikkei Innovator Award – Special Award
CHIVAS Venture 2018 – Japan Finalist