Chief Executive Officer, Japan Strategic Capital

BE mechanical engineering (1973) and ME systems engineering (1976) at Kyoto University. Sales manager and engineer at Hitachi, Ltd. (steel rolling plants, FA systems) Industry Consultant at SRI International (1988). Executive board member at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd (JAIC) (1996), 150 exits in South East Asia investment after Asian Crisis, Started first Japanese funds to invest in China (2001) and Vietnam (2006), distressed debt fund in South East Asia (2003), and first Japanese fund to invest in biotechnology (2003).

Invested in Alibaba (2002) and was board member. Now supervising $90 growth fund to invest in South East Asia funded by Development Bank of Japan and a NEC subsidiary.  CEO at Social Impact Solutions Co., Ltd. which is active in healthcare, agribusiness and start-up acceleration.