Oisix Inc. President Kohey Takashima's ambition has transformed his online food retail startup into the leading player in the industry in just over a decade, but his nomination as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum has awoken in him another mission: to contribute to society.

Takashima's involvement with the forum of YGLs where, according to the WEF, "a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 900 exceptional young leaders. . . commit their time and talent to make the world a better place," made him realize he must think "not only of my company or myself, but what I can do to contribute to society and that I must translate this commitment into action."

The realization led him to start his involvement in nonprofit efforts, including the establishment of the Table for Two International (TFT) and BEYOND Tomorrow projects.