Mako Ihara

Project Manager / Tokyo

Mako plays a crucial role in Populous’ Japanese initiatives while focusing on strategic planning and new business development. With nearly a decade of global experience, including leading sales and marketing for a major Japanese advertising agency, she positions Populous project teams and clients for success. Her research and analysis skills support work on iconic events like the 2020 Olympic Games and marquee projects like the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters new ballpark. Mako thrives being part of a creative and hardworking team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design.