Dr. Hayato Urabe, PhD, MPIA

Hayato Urabe is the Senior Director of Investment Strategy and Management at the GHIT Fund, where he oversees all portfolio management activities. Previously, Dr. Urabe held several positions across the energy, life sciences, and water treatment sectors, focusing on strategy planning, start-up due diligence, and project management in Silicon Valley.

He was also a consultant at Synthetic Genomics for technologies ranging from nutrigenomics to biofuels. Dr. Urabe completed his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. In addition, Dr. Urabe earned a Master’s degree from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego.