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Masanori Asawaka has been a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Denso Pension Fund since June 2015.
Prior to his current role, he had served as Global head of Finance & Accounting and Director of Internal Control at Denso Corporation. During his time as the Internal Control Officer, he introduced Sox Law to the group companies on a consolidated basis.
He has spent most of his career in business planning, finance and IR as management, where he was responsible for wide range of business: developing business and capital strategy, asset management, financing, foreign exchange and cash management, tax and financial reporting matters including introducing IFRS.
He also contributed to Denso's overseas business expansion through his work at Denso’s European Headquarters in Netherlands for several years. In addition to his current role, he had been the head of Aichi Prefecture Pension Fund Association. He holds a BA in Economics from Keio University.
Tomoko Kitao is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s Tokyo office, where she is primarily responsible for management support and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in October 2012, Ms. Kitao was with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, most recently as Chief Manager in the International Credit Division. Previously, she was Senior Manager in the Structured Finance Division, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of global private equity fund investments. She also has extensive experience in the Credit Division, having worked out of the bank’s New York and London offices. Ms. Kitao received a B.A. from International Christian University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Japan. Ms. Kitao currently holds a Sales Representative Qualification Class 1, 2, and an Internal Administrative Qualification with the Japan Securities Dealer Association.
Tatsuya Kubo joined the Firm in 2010 as a managing director. He focuses on enhancing and building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in Japan. Mr. Kubo joined the Firm from Fortress Investment Group Japan, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Business Development after launching the Japan-based business. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years as a senior manager at Norinchukin Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Japan, where he built and managed an alternative investment portfolio. He received a BA in Economics from Waseda University in 1988 and an MBA from Duke University in 1994. Mr. Kubo speaks fluent Japanese and English.
Dennis McCrary is a member of Pantheon’s Partnership Board, Chair of the Co-Investment Committee and the Global Secondary Investment Committee and is a member of the U.S. Regional Investment Committee, the Global Credit Committee and the International Investment Committee. Mr. McCrary was previously the head of the U.S. Partnership Team at Adams Street Partners where he was responsible for primary and secondary fund investments, and was a member of the firm’s global investment committee. Previously, Mr. McCrary held several investment banking and principal investing positions during a 20-year career with Bank of America and Continental Bank. Mr. McCrary received an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Michigan State University.
Tadashi Nishizawa is a Director of Private Equity Investment Department of Japan Post Bank (JPB). He has over 15 years of private equity investment experience. Before joining JPB in 2016, he was the Head of Private Equity Division of Daido Life Insurance Company between 2013 and 2016. Prior to that, he spent about 8 years at Alternative Investment Capital Ltd (AIC), an investment advisory firm in private equity investments, where he was most recently Senior Vice President and involved in the management of more than 100 private equity funds portfolio globally. Earlier in his career, he was with Daido Life Insurance Company where he had been in charge of private equity investments since 2002 as well as foreign government bond investments since 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hokkaido University.
Kaoru Onishi is Deputy General Manager of Foreign Equity & Alternative Investment Department of Nippon Life Insurance Company. She is responsible for leading and enhancing equity investment program of Nippon Life.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Onishi leads Asia/Japan private equity funds investment primarily for Nippon Life. She is also in charge of wide range of alternative investments including private equity and infrastructure especially for third party clients.
She been with Nippon life Insurance Company since 1996, and she had been in charge of ramping up Nippon Life’s international private equity fund investment program since 2003.
Isamu is a Partner and a member of the Client Service Team. He works closely with clients in the management of their portfolios, including providing assistance in the development and monitoring of their private equity programs. Additionally, he is actively involved in the portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring of the various fund of funds programs and separate accounts. Isamu is also involved in the development of consultant relationships.
Isamu spent 15 years with UBS Global Asset Management as a Managing Director and Head of Pension Funds Marketing. As a senior member of the Tokyo team, he was responsible for business development and relationship management of large institutional clients/consultants in Japan.
From 1990 to 1998, Isamu worked for LTCB, a Japanese bank for FX administration, corporate finance including company due diligence for loan lending, client relationship management and business development.
Isamu is a certificated member of the Securities Analyst Association of Japan (CMA).
Soichi Sam Takata has been with Tokio Marine Asset Management since the creation of the private equity investment team in 2002. Before that, Mr Takata was at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance (Tokio Marine) working in their alternative investment team from 1997 to 1998, and again from 2001 onwards, managing a global portfolio of private equity, hedge funds, infrastructure funds, CDOs/CLOs and other alternative assets.
Mr. Takata spent three years at Tokio Marine Capital, Tokio Marine's private equity investment arm, working on management buyout and development capital transactions in Japan. During this period, he also spent time at private equity houses in the US and the UK. Prior to that, he spent over two years on secondment to the Export-Import Bank of Japan (now the Japan Bank for International Cooperation) working on project finance transactions around the world.
Mr Takata began his career in the international investment department of Tokio Marine overseeing an international portfolio of managed assets. He has a BA in economics from Harvard College.
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Mr. Atsushi Akaike is a Partner, joined CVC in 2015. Atsushi is a member of CVC Japan team and is based in Tokyo. Prior to joining CVC, he spent over eleven years at Advantage Partners as a Senior Partner, he led Management and Leveraged Buy-Out transactions. Prior to this, he worked for McKinsey & Co., Tokyo, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Atsushi holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Colorado School of Mines, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The University of Tokyo.
Tim Burroughs is managing editor of Asian Venture Capital Journal, having joined the publication in May 2011. He is responsible for all editorial content put out under the AVCJ brand, including Asian Venture Capital Journal, AVCJtv, AVCJ Awards and AVCJ.com. Tim previously spent five years at China Economic Review, serving as editor-in-chief and then editorial director. Located in Greater China since 2003, during which time he has lived in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong, Tim has been a China-based contributor for publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, BBC and China Daily. Prior to moving to China, he trained and worked as a journalist in the UK. He was honored at the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and at the State Street Institutional Press Awards - Asia in 2012.
Paul Ford leads KPMG Japan’s Private Equity Deal Advisory practice, with over 20 years of deal execution and industry experience in Japan, Hong Kong and Canada. In this capacity, Paul directly acts for global private equity clients operating in Japan, and leads KPMG’s broader support of domestic Japanese private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Paul also focuses on the technology sector more broadly, helping Japanese technology leaders such as Rakuten and SoftBank execute their global M&A program.
Paul also leads KPMG Japan’s Deal Advisory digital transformation initiative, exploring how data and analytics can transform the insights KPMG delivers to clients in-deal and post-deal, in particular to help private equity clients identify hidden value attributes during the diligence phase and execute the value creation agenda post-deal.
In addition to 15 years with KPMG, Paul has held executive management roles in the PE and technology industries, including the senior Finance role in a venture-backed life sciences software company. Paul is a permanently Japan-based partner of KPMG FAS Co., Ltd.
Ryo Fujii joined Permira in 2015 and is Partner and Head of Japan. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Akindo Sushiro and John Masters Organics.
Prior to joining Permira, Mr. Fujii was at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) for 9 years, where he took a leadership role in the private equity in Asia and was involved in a number of investments including Intelligence Holdings and Panasonic Healthcare. Previously, he was at Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo working on financial advisory and principal investment activities. Prior to that, he served as the government official at the Ministry of Finance, Japan.
Mr. Fujii currently serves on the board of Permira Advisers KK, John Masters Organics Group Inc. and Japan Private Equity Association. Mr. Fujii used to serve on the board of Sushiro Global Holdings, Panasonic Healthcare Holdings, Intelligence Holdings and KKR Capital Markets Japan.
Mr. Fujii received a Bachelor in Law from the University of Tokyo, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
James Greenwood joined Permira Debt Managers in June 2007 and has led the business since January 2009. Mr. Greenwood is a member of all PDM investment committees.
Mr. Greenwood has more than 25 years of experience in European Leverage Finance including time spent at Continental Bank, Bankers Trust, Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, and Merrill Lynch where he was a Managing Director in Leverage Finance.
He joined Lehman Brothers in 2003 as co-head of European Leverage Finance, before moving across to the Financial Sponsor Coverage group in 2005.
Mr. Greenwood holds a degree in Economics from Bristol University, England.
Mr. Hedberg is chief financial officer for CarVal Investors. In addition to leading finance and operations globally for the firm, Mr. Hedberg also manages capital formation activities, including investor relations and fund financing strategy. Mr. Hedberg joined Cargill in 1996 and has held a variety of financial management positions, including serving as global controller for CarVal’s corporate credit business and manager in Cargill’s internal audit department. Prior to joining Cargill, Mr. Hedberg was with Dain Bosworth. Mr. Hedberg received his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and his B.S. in finance, magna cum laude from the University of Colorado. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Managed Funds Association (MFA).
Yuichi Hiromoto has been CEO of JIS Fund II since 2016, and he had also joined in JIS as a part time director overseeing the JIS Fund I since 2010. Mr. Hiromot has more than 25 years of widely-ranged investment experiences at Mitsubishi Corporation as EVP, Group COO at Industrial Finance, Logistics & Development Group, SVP, Division COO at Industrial Finance Division, as well as founder & CEO at Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty, one of the largest J-REIT asset managers in Japan. During that time, he was a director of the Investment Trusts Association as well as chairperson of the Association for Real Estate Securitization's international committee. He earned a bachelor degree of law from the University of Tokyo, and an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, gained “university”status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.
A Harvard MBA graduate and former Sumitomo Corporation employee, Mr. Hori founded the EO Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of Asia Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Wilson Center (based in the US).
In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit - a Japanese version of the WEF's annual Davos Forum. This led to the foundation of G1 Institute in 2013, which Mr. Hori serves as President, and Mr Hori's publication of "100 Actions," a vision for a better Japan.
Just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011, Mr. Hori launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas. Mr. Hori now serves as the President of the KIBOW Foundation and manages the KIBOW Impact Investment.
An avid enthusiast of the Japanese game Go since age 40, Mr. Hori has been Director of the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) since June 2013. He also serves as Ambassador for his hometown Mito City and Ibaraki Prefecture. In April, 2016, he purchased the Ibaraki Robots Sports Entertainment and serves as its CEO and principal owner.
He has authored several books including “Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies”, “Six Dimensions of Life”, and “My Personal Mission Statement”.
Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tatsuo Kawasaki is one of the founding Partners of Unison Capital founded in 1998. His investment experience ranges from retail, service, food, financial service, to manufacturing sector. Prior to joining Unison, he worked for Goldman Sachs Japan, McKinsey, and NextCard, an online credit card venture based in San Francisco. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Shinichiro Kita joined Advantage Partners in October 2003. Responsibilities to date include ACTUS Co., Ltd., Seidensha Co., Ltd., Keyport Solutions Inc., MEI Inc./NIPPON CONLUX CO., LTD., CommunityOne Co., Ltd., Interac Co., Ltd., KATITAS CO., LTD., ESG Holdings, United Cinemas Co., Ltd., Wavedash Co., Ltd., IONIC Corporation, Japan Popcorn Co., Ltd., United Precision Technologies, MP Kitchen, Net Protections, Inc, Material Group Inc. and YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd. Responsible for projects include developing management strategies for auto, finance, telecommunications, food products, trading houses, and healthcare whilst working at Bain & Company Japan after graduating from university. Shinichiro Kita is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo. Shinichiro Kita also has an MBA from business school at UC Berkley.
Chris Kojima is a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he has worked for 24 years.
At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Kojima is the global head of the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group. With over 200 professionals worldwide, Goldman Sachs’ AIMS Group manages over $200 billion in assets across leading private equity, hedge fund, real estate, credit, ESG and public-market strategies around the world, investing as a limited partner, secondary-market investor, seed-capital provider, direct company investor, or management company partner.
Mr. Kojima has led the AIMS Group since its inception in 2008 and also serves as the AIMS co-chief investment officer, overseeing the AIMS investment committees in primaries, secondaries, co-investments, and GP stakes. Prior to 2008, Mr. Kojima led the Consumer & Investment Management Division’s private equity activities and secondary-market investing businesses, prior to their incorporation into the broader AIMS Group.
Mr. Kojima also serves on Goldman Sachs’ Partnership Committee and the Executive Committee of the Consumer & Investment Management Division. Mr. Kojima first joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 in its Leveraged Finance Group, and was named Managing Director in 2002 and Partner in 2008.
Mr. Kojima is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served as adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, with research published in The Journal of Private Equity and The Journal of Alternative Investments. Mr. Kojima is also vice chair of the board of The Juilliard School, and serves on the boards of the New York Philharmonic and The Interlochen Center for the Arts. He serves on the investment committees of The Juilliard School and Collegiate School.
Mr. Kojima received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York Bar. He also earned a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Manitoba, and a Master of Philosophy in Finance from The University of Cambridge.
Kimiyasu Kono is a managing director in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group, based in Tokyo, where he is a member of the AIMS Advisory Solutions team. Previously, he was responsible for marketing activities related to alternative investments, focused on private equity and real estate. Mr. Kono joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division in Tokyo and rejoined the firm in 2012. He was named managing director in 2013.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Mr. Kono was a principal at Advantage Partners, a private equity fund in Japan, where he was engaged in a variety of investment projects from 2008 to 2012. Earlier in his career, he worked at Arthur Andersen for six years.
Mr. Kono earned a BA in Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
T. J. Kono joined Unison Capital in 2002. He is a founding member of the Seoul office, and is leading Unison's Korea initiative for portfolio company value creation as well as sourcing new investment opportunities. Prior to Unison Capital, he worked at Merrill Lynch Japan, where he was responsible for M&A advisory operations.
Prior to launching Coral Capital, James Riney was a co-founder and head of 500 Startups Japan. With about $100m under management, he’s been a seed investor in over 40 companies. He is also a Board Director at SmartHR, where he was an early investor and led their ~$14m Series B. Prior to 500 Startups, Mr. Riney covered early stage investments for DeNA’s venture arm, focusing on Silicon Valley and Asia. He was listed on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list for Finance & Venture Capital in 2016.
Before investing, he was the founding CEO of ResuPress (now Coincheck, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan), and the creator of STORYS.JP, the “Medium.com of Japan.” In another life, he worked at J.P. Morgan in New York and Tokyo. He grew up in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese.
In his free time, he is an avid snowboarder, diver, and yakitori connoisseur.
Taisuke Sasanuma founded Advantage Partners in Tokyo in 1992 with Richard Folsom. Between 1992 and 1997, they started and managed two new businesses, one a Value-Added Tax (VAT) reclaim service for corporations and the other an insurance brokerage and risk management business named Advantage Risk Management (TSE8769).
In 1997, they established Japan’s first buyout fund, and Taisuke has since focused his time on the development of this private equity investment practice. In addition to the 1997 fund, subsequent funds were raised in 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2013, and most recently in 2017. Through the funds, Advantage has made over 70 buyouts and investments, of which they have successfully exited 50. Recent investments in Japan include the acquisitions of Material Inc. (Public relations agency, staffing agency for marketing professionals) and YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd. (Individual tutoring schools, English language conversation schools, early childhood education). The firm’s investment activities have also expanded to Greater China and Southeast Asia, where recent acquisitions include Elise Fashion Limited, Vietnam’s women apparel company and EKO Grp Industries Holdings Sdn. Bhd., a metal solution provider specializing in aluminium and zinc die casting in Malaysia.
Earlier in his career, he worked for several years with Sekisui Chemical Corporation. In 1986, he joined the Tokyo office of Bain & Company and worked with several major U.S. and Japanese corporations to develop and implement medium- and long- term strategies. He later joined Monitor Company in its Cambridge headquarters and then moved back to Tokyo where he helped to open Monitor’s Tokyo office in 1989.
He has also served as a part-time instructor at Keio Business School and Chairman of the Japan Private Equity Association. Taisuke received a BA in Law from Keio University, an MBA from Keio Business School at Keio University, and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Jun Tsusaka is the Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Member of NSSK, an investment business managing several funds with a focus on Japan. Prior to the formation of NSSK, Mr. Tsusaka was a global Partner of TPG and a Managing Director and Representative of TPG Capital Japan, K.K. He was a member of the Global Investment Review Committee, and member of the Global Partner Selection Committee.
Mr. Tsusaka currently serves on various board of directors for NSSK portfolio companies and is President of the Harvard Club of Japan and a member of the Keizai Doyukai. Mr. Tsusaka graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Harvard College where he graduated with Honors and has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he graduated with Distinction.
Yasushi Ujioka has dedicated two decades of his career to sustainable development across water and energy sector spanning Asia and Europe, in various capacity from engineering and operation management to principal and private equity investment. Most recently, Mr. Ujioka was a Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at Armstrong Asset Management, manager of the Armstrong S.E. Asia Clean Energy Fund, a USD 162 m private equity fund that has been investing in more than 300 MW utility scale renewable energy IPP projects across SE Asia. Through Armstrong’s investments, Mr. Ujioka has gained a significant hands-on experience in capacity building for local SMEs in the renewable sector including ESG and Corporate Governance practice. Prior to that, Mr. Ujioka spent years in energy efficiency space in Asia, first as Business Development Director of Veolia Energy in Asia, then as Investment Director of China District Energy Fund, closing more than USD 200 million investments. Before coming back to Asia in 2003, Mr. Ujioka spent 8 years as engineer with Degrémont, a world leading water treatment EPC arm of Suez Group, based in Paris and London, becoming Deputy Technical Director in its world HQ in Paris in 2001 providing technical support for the company’s world-wide EPC operations. Mr. Ujioka holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering from the University of Tokyo and MBA from Insead. Mr. Ujioka is fluent in French, English and Japanese, and have good command of other regional languages including Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.
Kazuhiro Yamada is a Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Japan buyout advisory team. He is based in Tokyo.
Since joining Carlyle in 2001, Mr. Yamada has played a leading role in several of Carlyle’s successful investments, including Asahi Security Co. Ltd, Kito Corp., Rhythm Corp., Gakusei Engokai Co. Ltd, Covalent Materials Corp., AvanStarte Inc., Walbro Co., Ltd., Simplex Inc．and WingArc1st Inc.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Yamada was a Senior Vice President of Daiwa Securities SB Capital Markets Co. Ltd (“Daiwa”) where he engaged in cross-border M&A deals along with Lazard Freres. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking for five years, project finance for five years, and commercial banking for five years at Sumitomo Bank (currently "Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation").
Mr. Yamada is a board member at ARUHI Corporation.
Mr. Yamada received a B.S. from the Doshisha University in Kyoto, and completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2010.
Eiji Yatagawa, based in Tokyo, joined KKR in 2006 and is a member of the Technology team. From 2010 to 2012, he worked in KKR's Hong Kong Office. At KKR, he has been involved with the investments in Unisteel, Intelligence, Panasonic Healthcare, Pioneer DJ, Transphorm, Calsonic Kansei, Hitachi Koki, and Hitachi Kokusai Electric. He is currently a member of the board of directors of PHC Holdings (former Panasonic Healthcare), Pioneer DJ, Transphorm, Calsonic Kansei, Koki Holdings (former Hitachi Koki), and Kokusai Electric (former Hitachi Kokusai Electric). Prior to joining KKR, he was with Goldman Sachs' investment banking team, based in New York and Tokyo. He focused on the telecommunications, media, and technology sector and was also involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions and financing projects. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Tokyo.
Masa Yoshizawa is Representative Director and Partner of The Longreach Group, Inc. (“LGI”) which he co-founded in 2003. LGI is a Tokyo based consulting firm that provides investment consulting services in Japan with a focus on the mature industrial and technology, business services, consumer related sectors, and financial services.
Mr. Yoshizawa’s lead responsibilities include investment strategy, advisory on business development, research, and execution of opportunities in Japan. Mr. Yoshizawa has had key origination and advisory roles in conglomerate divestitures such as the acquisition and exit of OCC Corporation, SANYO Electric Logistics, Hitachi Via Mechanics, Sol-Plus Group, Primo Japan, Nippon Outsourcing Corporation, Kohikan and Fujitsu Component. He is involved in management of the businesses he advises and is a member of the board.
Before founding LGI, Mr. Yoshizawa was Managing Director and Head of Technology and Healthcare Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in Japan, where he focused on advising large Japanese conglomerates on execution of major carve-outs of non-core businesses in the semiconductor, computer industrial technology and other healthcare related areas. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he spent seven years at Robertson, Stephens & Company as Managing Director and Head of the Tokyo office where he established its start-up operations in Tokyo including investment banking, equity sales and asset management business. Mr. Yoshizawa started his banking career at The Sumitomo Bank, Tokyo.
Mr. Yoshizawa holds a Bachelor of Laws from Hokkaido University and was Valedictorian of his class of 1984. He served as the Chairman of Japan Private Equity Association for two years from September 2015. Mr. Yoshizawa is also a member of Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
Emre Hidekazu Yuasa is Principal at Globis Capital Partners, leading investments in IT startups targeting digital transformation of various industries. His track record includes GLM (electric vehicle startup, acquired by a Hong Kong based public company) and he sits on the board of Sensyn Robotics (integrated drone solution), MFS (mortgage and personal credit scoring), Global Mobility Service (auto loan, IoT), TABILABO (digital media and brand studio), Photosynth (smartlock IoT) and work closely with Shippio (digital freight forwarder), and CADDi (procurement platform for manufacturing parts).
Prior to joining Globis Capital Partners, Mr. Yuasa worked for Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting (Tokyo) and KPMG Management Consulting (Tokyo), where he specialized in overseas expansion and Post Merger Integration.
He currently teaches at Globis University Graduate School of Management (MBA).
Mr. Yuasa graduated from Harvard Business School (MBA) and Ohio State University (magna cum laude).