OUR TEAM

Investment Team

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO, Chairman of ESG Committee and Management Committee Member

  • Former Partner of TPG Capital, Global Investment Committee Member and Partner Selection Committee Member of TPG Holdings and TPG Capital
  • Former Partner and Managing Director of TPG Asia and Representative of TPG Japan
  • MIT REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) Tokyo Team, Team Co-Champion, Risk Capital Champion http://www.teic.tus.ac.jp/
  • Member of Keizai Doyukai, President of Harvard Club of Japan
  • Harvard College (B.A.), Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA), MIT (Advanced Certificate in Innovation, Sloan School of Business)

Akio Ishida

Senior Partner, Senior Managing Director, Vice Chairman and Management Committee Member

  • Former CEO of Joint Corporation (a TPG portfolio company)
  • Former Vice Chairman of TPG Japan and Merrill Lynch Japan
  • Counselor to Seiwajuku (a SME business owners association with more than 12,000 members and founded by Dr. Kazuo Inamori, Founder of Kyocera Corp.)
  • Woodbury University (B.A.)

Kazuaki Tokuyama

Senior Partner, Senior Managing Director and Management Committee Member

  • Former Senior Advisor to TPG Capital
  • Former Principal of TPG Capital (Global Award in 2009 and 2012)
  • A member of Start-up Creation Support established by Wakayama Prefecture
  • Keio University (B.A.), INSEAD (EMBA), CPA in Japan

Ryoji Kanamori

Partner, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Team

  • Former CFO of Sendyou Inc., a start-up company engaged in smartphone application
  • Former Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Yahoo Japan Corporation
  • Former Associate at JPMorgan Securities Japan and J.P.Morgan Limited (UK)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Innovation Management

Makoto Iwami

Partner, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Team

  • Over 13 years experience of M&A Advisory and Audit Service at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • CPA (Japan)
  • Ritsumeikan University (B.A. in Business Administration)

Kosuke Saito

Director

  • Former Manager of M&A Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Former Manager of Corporate Finance at Daiwa Securities
  • Waseda University (B.A.)

Kurama Sato

Vice President & Senior Manager

  • Executed several M&A transactions in Deal Advisory, M&A Division of KPMG FAS Co., Ltd. and Investment Banking Division of UBS Securities Company
  • Former Manager of KPMG FAS Co., Ltd.
  • Hitotsubashi University (B.A.)

Makoto Hamamura

Vice President & Senior Manager

  • Executed several M&A in the Investment Banking Division of Daiwa Securities before joining NSSK
  • Kobe University (B.A.), The University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School (MBA)

Shunsuke Ohashi

Vice President & Senior Manager

  • Former manager of PWC advisory LLC.
  • Hitotsubashi university (B.A.)

Kazuki Matsumoto

Associate & Manager

  • Over 7years experience in marketing and execution of M&A and Equity/Debt Capital Markets transactions in Investment Banking Division of BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd. (ex-Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.) and Barclays Securities Japan Ltd.
  • Former Credit Analyst and Loan Officer at Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
  • Hitotsubashi University (B.A.)

Takuji Munejima

Associate & Manager

  • Prior to joining NSSK, engaged in several M&A executions and equity / debt financing for Japanese corporates in JPMorgan Securities Japan and Credit Suisse Securities (Japan)
  • The University of Tokyo (M.S.)

Shunsuke Sakai

Associate & Manager

  • Prior to NSSK, engaged in management consulting work at Accenture.
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Yuma Higaki

Senior Analyst

  • Prior to NSSK, engaged in investment management and administration works of Financial Business Group and Investor Relations Group at Mitsubishi Corporation.
  • Keio University (B.A.)

Kota Fujiu

Senior Analyst

  • Executed several M&A in the Investment Banking Division of SMBC Nikko Securities before joining NSSK
  • Engaged in real estate investment at Sumitomo Corporation prior to SMBC Nikko Securities
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Shunsuke Baba

Senior Analyst

  • Prior to joining NSSK, engaged in M&A executions and equity / debt financing in Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Securities Japan
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (M.S.)

Yasuhiko Matsunaga

Management Committee Member

  • President of Chubu Hokuriku GenPar G.K.
  • Former CEO of Tokai Tokyo Investment
  • Former Head of Investment Banking and Head of Global Markets of Tokai Tokyo Securities
  • Former Senior Executive of IBJ Securities, Shinko Securities, and Mizuho Securities
  • Waseda University (B.A.)

Toshihiko Nagamori

Senior Advisor

  • CEO & Representative Director of Tokyo Infrastructure Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
  • Former Senior Managing Director of Tokai Tokyo Asset Management
  • Former Head of Nagoya Strategy Division of Tokai Tokyo Securities
  • Former Head of Nagoya Real Estate Dept. of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp
  • Waseda University (B.A.)

Hajimu Sato

Senior Advisor

  • CEO of Guardian Advisors Inc.
  • Former Vice President of Lincoln International
  • Former Vice President of M&A Group,Lehman Brothers
  • Formerly with Lazard Freres
  • Keio University (B.A.)

Tetsuro Matsumoto

Senior Advisor

  • Former President of Futuregement Co., Ltd. / Advisor to Futuregement Co., Ltd.
  • Formerly with FLEG International, Citigroup, and Bank of Tokyo
  • Over 30 years’ experience in global asset management industry
  • The University of Tokyo (B.L.), University of Washington School of Law (LL.M.), MSM from Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Operations Group

Junichi Obata

Operations Group Leader

  • Former President & CEO of Siemens Japan
  • Former International President of Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare)
  • Former President & CEO of GE Plastics Japan, VP of GE Medical Systems-Asia
  • Engaged in high-tech, telecom, and healthcare sectors as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company
  • Developed and launched a new service for Information Network Systems Division in Recruit
  • Member of Keizai Doyukai
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS/MS), MIT Sloan School (MBA)

Toshiki Miura

Operations Group Leader

  • Statutory Auditor of US.Mart
    Statutory Auditor of SC Holdings
  • Former CFO and Senior Advisor of Tomy Company
  • Former Partner of the Boston Consulting Group and senior executive at Osaka Sanso Kogyo
  • Kyoto University (B.S., M.S.), Stanford University (Ph.D.)

Takaaki Ozaki

Operations Group Leader

  • Managing Partner of Competant Inc.
  • Formerly worked for KPMG Tax (formally Arthur Andersen) and Accenture (Formally Andersen Consulting)
  • Waseda University (B.A.), MBA of Washington University (John M Olin School of Business)

Mamoru Sato

Vice President & Senior Manager, Value Creation and Exit Committee (VCEC)

  • Over 10 years experience in marketing and execution of M&A and Equity/Debt Capital Markets transactions for Japanese corporates and governments in the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Securities Japan
  • Keio University (B.A.)

Yuzuru Ichinohe

Associate & Manager

  • Before joining NSSK, engaged in management consulting, business restructuring and financial due diligence projects at KPMG FAS
  • Prior to KPMG, engaged in post-merger integration, corporate reorganization and business process improvement projects at Deloitte Tohmatsu Group
  • CPA (Japan)
  • Kyoto University (B.S./M.S.)

Yoshihito Ohta

Executive Advisor, Chief Corporate Philosophy Officer

  • Formerly Managing Director of Kyocera Corporation, where he worked closely with its Founder, Kazuo Inamori
  • Former Managing Director and Advisor to the Chairman of Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
  • Former Chairman of Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Ritsumeikan University (B.A.), George Washington University (MBA)

Yoshihiko Shimizu

Executive Advisor

  • Former Representative Director, President & CEO of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. and Former Representative Director, Deputy President (2012-2014) and Vice Chairman of the Board (2014-2015) of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Joined The Sumitomo Bank Limited in 1978 and served as Senior Managing Director, Head of Middle Market Banking Unit before promoted to Deputy President of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Also served as Representative Director, Chairman (2020-2021) and Advisor to the Board (2021-2022) of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
  • Chairman of Yamanashi Prefecture Association, Member, Board of Directors of Japan for UNHCR
  • Waseda University (B.A.)

Michael A. Cusumano

Executive Advisor

  • Deputy Dean and SMR Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Expertise: Strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in computer software and Internet services as well as automobiles and consumer electronics
  • Published various books and articles, and has consulted for approximately 100 companies around the world.
  • Former Special Vice President and Dean of Tokyo University of Science
  • Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in Production & Operations Management)

Carlos M. Aquino

Senior Advisor

  • Managing Director of CMA Pacific Partners
  • Former Director in TPG's Operations Group in Hong Kong
  • In Japan,served as Board Chairman and Director at Avon Japan
  • Before joining TPG,served as several leadership roles at 3COM and GE
  • University of Michigan and has a Masters of Public Affairs (International Relations) from Princeton University.

Hidetoshi Tonooka

Senior Advisor

  • Board Director of National Investment Bank LLC (Mongolia) , Managing Partner of Cranes Capital Group and CEO and Representative Director of Sherpa Co., Ltd.
  • Formerly with Lehman Brothers Japan and Goldman Sachs Japan
  • Former Principal of TPG Japan
  • Keio University (B.A.), J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (MBA)

Toshio Chida

Senior Advisor

  • Started his career at a certified public accountants’ office
  • Former Representative Director of Shinnihon-Kogyo Corporation
  • Former Senior Counselor to Seiwajuku

Hideo Misawa

Senior Advisor

  • Executive Director of Capital Medica Co., Ltd.
    Visiting Professor of Headquarters for International Industry-University Collaboration ), University of Tsukuba
    General Manager of American football team at the University of Tokyo

  • Former Managing Director of Dome Corporation
  • Engaged in interest rate & credit products market as a Former Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, Goldman Sacks Group and Morgan Stanley Securities
  • The University of Tokyo - Graduate School of Engineering, Masters degree
    The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Engineering

Regional Impact Fund Team

Yasuhiko Matsunaga

President

  • Senior Advisor of Nippon Sangyou Suishin Kiko Ltd.
  • Former CEO of Tokai Tokyo Investment
  • Former Head of Investment Banking and Head of Global Markets of Tokai Tokyo Securities
  • Former Senior Executive of IBJ Securities, Shinko Securities, and Mizuho Securities
  • Waseda University (B.A.)

Toshiki Masui

Senior Executive Officer

  • Senior Advisor of Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko Ltd.
  • Former Director, General Manager of General Affairs and Accounting Department of Misonoza Theatrical Corporation.
  • Former General Manager of Financial Planning Department, Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Before joining Tokai Tokyo Financial Group, 22 years of engagement in a major Japanese commercial bank.
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Business Support Team

Shohei Akiyama

Partner, Managing Director, Chief Administrative Officer and Management Committee Member

  • Executed several M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions for key clients in the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Securities Japan before joining NSSK
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Kengo Ishii

IR Director

  • Responsible for fund raising and investor relations
  • Prior to NSSK, worked at Neuberger Berman as a Private Equity portfolio manager and engaged in fund raising for Japanese Institutional Investors
  • Prior to Neuberger Berman, worked at Polaris Capital Group (Japanese GP) as an investment professional
  • Keio University (B.A.)

Kiyomi Matsuda

Finance Director

  • Over 10 years, engaged in SPC accounting
  • Worked for PwC, Lehman Brothers, Nomura Holdings and CBRE before joining NSSK

Kenta Okukawa

Controller

  • Prior to NSSK, engaged in accounting work at JAPAN POST INSURANCE and a non-financial company.
  • Hosei University (B.A.)

Takaharu Itoh

HR Advisor/ESG Officer

  • Audit and Supervisory Committee Member of N-MART Co., Ltd.
    Statutory Auditor of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise
  • Former CFO of Pfizer Japan and Executive Director of Amgen Japan and Auditor of Avon Japan
  • CEO of 110 Strategic Management Implementation Institute
  • Director/Auditor of Tokyo Radiator
  • Kwansei Gakuin University (B.A.), Harvard Business School (Executive SP Program)

Minori Takahashi

Office Manager

  • More than 10 years of experience as Legal Secretary in Baker & McKenzie
  • Keio University (B.A.)

Tsuneo Endo

Compliance Officer

  • Senior Executive Officer of Chubu Hokuriku Genpar G.K.
  • Former CEO of Dai-Ichi Leasing Co.,Ltd
  • Former Senior Managing Executive Officer of IBJ Leasing Co.,Ltd
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Andrew Veerasammy

Executive Advisor

  • Partner (retired) of Private Capital, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (2000- 2022), focused on global investment activities. Developed and led the market entry Asia-Pacific investment strategy for HOOPP Capital Partners and thereafter led the execution of the strategy.
  • Served on several advisory boards in Fintech and Healthcare sectors.
  • University of Toronto (B.Com), CA, CFA

Toshiki Masui

Senior Advisor

  • Senior Executive Officer of Chubu Hokuriku GenPar G.K.
  • Former Director, General Manager of General Affairs and Accounting Department of Misonoza Theatrical Corporation.
  • Former General Manager of Financial Planning Department, Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Before joining Tokai Tokyo Financial Group, 22 years of engagement in a major Japanese commercial bank.
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)