OUR TEAM

Investment Team

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Founding 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

Partner, Vice Chairman and Founding 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

Partner, Managing Director and Founding 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

Director

  • 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

Director

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

Mamoru Sato

Vice President & Senior Manager

  • 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.)

Kosuke Saito

Vice President & Senior Manager

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

Yohei Ueno

Associate & Manager

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

Kurama Sato

Associate & 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

Associate & 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

Associate & Manager

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

Yasuhiko Matsunaga

Senior Advisor

  • 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.)

Tsuneo Endo

Senior Advisor

  • 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.)

Kenzo Ohara

Senior Advisor

  • Former President and Representative Director of Tokai Tokyo Academy Co., Ltd.
  • Former President and Representative Director of Tokai Tokyo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
  • Former Senior Executive of Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. and Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.
    (Corporate Planning/Management and Finance & Operation)
  • Before joining Tokai Tokyo Financial Group, 25 years engagement in major Japanese commercial bank, including experience in global banking business in USA and UK.
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Toshihiko Nagamori

Senior Advisor

  • CEO & Representative Director of Tokyo Infrastrucure 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

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)

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)

Satoru Oomori

Operations Group Leader

  • President & CEO of Kantoku Global Corporation
  • Engaged in strategic advisory on management from a large perspective at Logisnext Unicarriers (formerly Unicarriers)
  • Former President & CEO of Nidec Component Technology
  • Appointed President & CEO in 2013 after being assigned to domestic and several overseas offices in Uniden

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.)

Naoki Inoue

Operations Group Leader

  • CFO, Member of the Board of US Mart
    CFO of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise
  • Former Director of The Hotelier Group Akasaka
  • Former CEO of Panorama Hotels One
  • 10 years of operations experience for portfolio companies of Morgan Stanley Capital and GIC
  • Before joining Morgan Stanley, worked for Kirin Brewery and Heineken Japan
  • The University of Tokyo, School of Engineering (M.E.), Stanford University (MBA)

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)

Shigeru Nakane

Senior Advisor

  • Former Senior Country Advisor to TPG Capital
  • Former director of Avon Japan
  • Former Chairman of Tokyo University of Science
  • Former CEO of POWEREDCOM and SAP Japan
  • Tokyo University of Science (B.A.)

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)

Business Succession 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.)

Tsuneo Endo

Senior Executive Officer

  • Senior Advisor of Nipopn Sangyo Suishin Kiko Ltd.
  • Former CEO of Dai-Ichi Leasing Co.,Ltd
  • Former Managing Executive Officer、Former Senior Managing Executive Officer of IBJ Leasing Co.,Ltd
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Kenzo Ohara

Senior Executive Officer

  • Former President and Representative Director of Tokai Tokyo Academy Co., Ltd.
  • Former President and Representative Director of Tokai Tokyo Asset Management Co., Ltd.
  • Former Senior Executive of Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. and Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.
    (Corporate Planning/Management and Finance & Operation)
  • Before joining Tokai Tokyo Financial Group, 25 years engagement in major Japanese commercial bank, including experience in global banking business in USA and UK.
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Business Support Team

Shohei Akiyama

Director, Chief Administrative Officer

  • 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.)

Kiyomi Matsuda

Finance Director

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

Takaharu Itoh

Compliance and ESG Officer

  • Statutory Auditor of US.Mart Corporation
    Statutory Auditor of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise
    Statutory Auditor of Kantoku Global Corporation
  • 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)

Yasuo Shimada

Compliance Officer

  • Managing Partner of Competant Inc.
  • Formerly with Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Phoenix Capital
  • Keio University (B.A.), Wharton School (MBA), CPA in Japan

Masatoshi (Chris) Takara

Senior Analyst

  • Former Consultant at Synpulse Consulting
  • University of Tokyo (B.A.)