Hi, I’m Noriko! Your go-to F&B professional specializes in commercial and business incubation.
Noriko Misawa
No items found.
How I Work

Noriko is a results-driven professional with extensive experience in business incubation, product development, consumer insights, and international market development. Her strength lies in her ability to translate abstract ideas into concrete actions and work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

Noriko's impressive career includes her role as the Business Incubation Manager of Kagome Co. where she identified a business opportunity in the US through a partnership with a food startup and a local manufacturing partner. She also lead a cross functional R&D and Consumer Insights Department at Kagome USA.

In addition, Noriko served as the International Market Development Manager (Japan) for PGP International, Division of Associated British Foods. In this role, she coordinated trade shows and market tours in Japan for overseas suppliers and conducted market research to assist International Sales Managers in building Japanese business development strategies. Overall, Noriko is skilled at initiating and developing international relationships, creating new product development strategies, and providing valuable insights into consumer behavior.

Case Studies
No items found.
Blog Posts
No items found.

Kagome Co., Ltd.

Business Incubation Manager・ Tokyo 2020-2022

  • Identified business opportunity in the US by taking Kagome asset through partnership with a US food start up

Business Development Consultant ・ Tokyo 2019-2019

  • Consulting Kagome Ltd. on global quality control and product development strategy in Europe and North America

Kagome, Inc.

Director of Consumer Insights and Innovation・ California 2018-2018

  • Lead and implemented data informed product development by revamping sensory testing capability and consumer insights crowd tapping capability to drive customer focused product innovation of sauces
  • Directing international product development teams to standardize commercial products across multiple regions

Manager, Consumer Insights and Innovation・ California 2015-2017

No items found.
Product Innovation