OUR TEAM

Investment Team

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Chairman of ESG Committee

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.)

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.)

Koki Otaka

Associate & Manager

  • Executed several M&A transactions in the Investment Banking Division of SMBC Nikko Securities before joining NSSK
  • Former Junior Risk Manager at Sumitomo Corporation
  • The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Rika Allen

Senior Analyst

  • Prior to NSSK, engaged in TSE Mothers listed start-up company’s CFO office.
  • Before that, engaged in management consulting work at Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC, Arthur D. Little Japan, etc.
  • Waseda University (B.A.)

Shunsuke Sakai

Senior Analyst

  • 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.)

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.)

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.)

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

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)

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.)

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)

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

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

  • 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.)