AIRI IRIS RYU
Airi Iris Ryu, founder of daruma homes is a social entrepreneur from Tokyo, Japan passionate about improving disaster response and climate change adaptation in cities around the world. She hopes her personal experience living through many disasters and her extensive knowledge on Japan's disaster management plan will help improve lives of those displaced from natural disasters.
Airi holds a Master's degree from University of Cambridge in Engineering for Sustainable Development, where she
researched the potential impact of existing accommodation as alternative shelter in urban emergency response. Her background is in industrial & systems engineering with prior
experience advising the Data Department COO at Bloomberg LP New York on operational efficiency & process engineering.