Chief Executive Officer
A pioneer in introducing the concept of Global Education in Japan. In the global education field, Mr. Kita leads two companies: LbE Japan, a company that caters educational services to over 20,000 people annually. Aside from Japan, he operates businesses in Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Ghana.
Mr. Kita's longtime relationship with Hawaii prompted his passion for expanding business to the islands. In collaboration with the Hawaii team, Mr. Kita acts as a Managing Director for LbE Hawaii. His efforts will help lead the team from a startup business to a prosperous global education icon.
In 2019, Mr. Kita has created a brand new program, which would become one of LbE Hawaii's most critical and effective program, Kuleana: Sustainable Hawaii Education Program. It is with this program that Mr. Kita hopes to help make Hawaii and Japan leading communities in sustainable development.
Chief Operations Officer
I'm Kevin and I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I have completed a degree in Second Language Studies with a focus on Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While I have been supporting and working for LbE Hawaii and partner company, LbE Japan, since the summer of 2008, I have since become a co-owner of LbE Hawaii.
This means I oversee all operations of LbE Hawaii and am responsible for the quality assurance of LbE Hawaii’s educational programs.
My Life Motto
“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice - but because you are.”
Director of Education
I'm Yuko and I was born and raised in Okayama in Japan. After finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Waseda University in Japan, I became a teacher. I have worked at a middle and high school for 10 years. After moving to Hawai'i in 2017, I received my Masters degree in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from the Hawaii Pacific University in 2020. During this time, I already started volunteering for LbE Hawaii as a Bilingual Supporter.
Today, I assist the company with language support, curriculum development, marketing and promotion, became a liaison to LbE Hawaii’s agent partners and schools, and help in training new Leader Staff.
My Life Motto
“It doesn’t matter where you come from, what matters the most is what you choose to be.”
Director of Sustainability
I'm Mark and I am originally from Düsseldorf in Germany. I moved to Hawai'i in 2009 and graduated from Hawai'i Pacific University with a degree in International Business Administration (BSIBA), and Global Leadership and Sustainable Development (MAGLSD). Starting in 2019 I have been a part of the LbE team, being responsible for all things Sustainability. I'd be happy to answer all your questions regarding sustainable and conventional business practices and reporting, staff training, marketing and promotion, sales, program creation and development, our websites, and our partnerships.
My Life Motto
“It’s not us against each other. It’s us against the problem!”