Meet our executive board

Mr. Shin Koyamada
Board Chairman & CEO

Originally from Japan, Shin Koyamada is an American actor, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Koyamada became best known worldwide for his film debut co-starring with Tom Cruise in “The Last Samurai" and Disney's "Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior". For over 15 years, Koyamada has produced numerous films, TV shows, video games, comics and live events through his company Shinca Entertainment. In addition to his entertainment and entrepreneurial career, Koyamada is well known to international community for his philanthropic efforts through Koyamada International Foundation (KIF) he co-founded in 2008.


Ms. Nia Lyte

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Nia Lyte is a TED Talk speaker, producer and author. She is a President & C.O.O. of The Shinca Group responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations of its entertainment and international consulting businesses in the U.S., Japan and Colombia. She became a published author of a book called “The Power of Your Inner Beauty”, distributed nationwide in English and Japanese at the Barnes & Noble and Amazon. She is a cofounder and President of Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, with its offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Bogotá. Nia is Sister Cities International country representative for Colombia, Women in Cable Telecommunications Southern California Board of Directors and Japan America Society of Southern California’s Women's Leadership Counts committee member.