Representative Directors and Chief Operating Officer
Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer. Hiroyuki began his career at The Industrial Bank of Japan, later Mizuho Corporate Bank, and went on to hold positions at Mizuho Trust & Banking where he was Managing Executive Officer, Trust & Custody Services Bank where he was Senior Managing Director, and DIAM Co. Ltd. (now Asset Management One) where he was Executive Vice President, before joining Japan Post Bank in 2016 and where he headed the Audit Committee Office. He is a graduate of Hitotsubashi University.
Representative Director and Executive Vice President. Chief Investment Officer. Head of Regional Development and Impact Investments. Kei was previously President and Representative Director at Setouchi Brand Corporation, an entity set up to promote development and investment into the Setouchi region. He was previously Head of CVC Asia Pacific Japan, and has over 15 years of private equity fund experience. He is a graduate of Keio University, and has a MBA from the University of Michigan.
Director and Executive Vice President. Chief Operating Officer. Yuji has many years of experience in alternative investment management at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BlackRock Securities, and BlackRock Japan. Most recently, as the senior managing director, he was responsible for managing CFM Asia. He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo, and has a MBA from the University of Birmingham.
Managing Director, Head of Buyout Investments, Executive Officer. Naoki joined JPIC from Revamp Corporation, where he was Chief Investment Officer. He was previously with Unison Capital and an Attorney with Nishimura & Asahi. He has been involved in numerous Private Equity deals through the entire deal lifecycle from sourcing to exit, and also has been involved in numerous M&A transaction as a lawyer. He holds a Law degree from Chuo University and is an Attorney at Law.
Managing Director, Co-Head of Buyout Investments, Executive Officer. Kohei comes to JPIC from Citigroup Global Markets Japan, where he was a Managing Director with the Investment Banking team. He was previously with UBS Securities and Nomura Securities. He has 16 years of investment banking experience primarily in M&A. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Tokyo.
Regional Development and
Managing Director, Co-Head of Regional Development and Impact Investments. Prior to JPIC, Shin was co-founder and CEO of a venture capital backed technology startup. Previously he was an investment director at Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, looking at cross border technology investments. He also has IT sector operational experience from earlier in his career. He holds a MEng degree from Imperial College London.
Managing Director. Toshiharu joined Japan Post Investment from Japan Industrial Solutions, where he was Managing Director. Previously he was with Polaris Capital Group. Prior to joining Japan Post Investment, he has 13 years of private equity fund experience at two major PE firms in Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keio University.
Our team consists of professionals with extensive expertise in both PE /VC funds and mid-to-late-stage growth venture companies.
Director of the Board, Head of Investment Advisory. Masashi has many years of experience in Investment and loan business at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust ＆ Banking and Japan Post bank. Before being seconded to Japan Post Investment, he contributed to the launch of Japan Post Bank PE investment program and has been involved in numerous investments to PE and VC, mainly in Japan and globally. BA in Economics from Waseda University and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director. After graduating from university, Yasuhiro joined the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan (the predecessor of Shinsei Bank), and has experience in corporate finance, management of bad loans, and turnaround business. He has been involved in credit risk management business at Japan Post Bank since 2008, and in charge of investment in Japan PE funds and Japan mezzanine funds at Private Equity Investment Department from 2018. BA in Economics from Waseda University and JD from Waseda Law School.
Managing Director, concurrently in Investment Advisory. Takuma joins JPIC with experience at both PE and VC funds, including Fidelity Growth Partners and Ripplewood Holdings. He has experience of both majority and minority investments and has been involved in numerous technology and growth stage venture investments. He holds a law degree from Keio University, and a MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
Managing Director, Ryo joined from INCJ (Innovation Corporation of Japan), where he was a Managing Director. He has been involved in numerous technology venture investments from early stage to middle-later stage, primarily as lead investor. He has also supported IPO/M&A of portfolio companies as an outside director. Previously he was a strategy consultant at Roland Berger. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Commerce from Keio University.