Board Members

Chairman

Kazuhiko Toyama

(Chairman of IGPI Group , Industrial Growth Platform Inc.)

After joining the Boston Consulting Group, Kazuhiko Toyama became a founding member of Corporate Directions, Inc.(CDI), where he later served as CEO. He was appointed COO of Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ), which was established by Japanese government in 2003. He established Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. in 2007.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, and holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduates School of Business.
Since 2022, he is Chairman of JACD.

Vice Chairman

Fumio Tateishi

(Honorary Advisor, Ph. D. (Engineering), Omron Corporation)

Fumio Tateishi joined Omron Corporation in 1975 after graduating from Keio University. He spent his career mainly in Factory Automation as President of Omron Canada Inc. in 1987 and President of Omron Europe B.V. in 1997. He became General Manager of Group Strategy Headquarters in 2001, and President of Industrial Automation Business Company in 2003. He served as Chairman of Omron Corporation from 2013 to 2023. He received his Ph. D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan.

Michiaki Hirose

(Senior Corporate Advisor, Tokyo Gas, Ltd.)

Michiaki Hirose joined in Tokyo Gas in 1974 after graduating from School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. He has worked in several areas, including Corporate Planning, Project Management and Corporate Communications.

He was appointed as the Director and Senior Executive Officer in 2009. He became Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Living Energy Div. in 2012. He then served as the Representative Director and President from 2014, and as the Director and Chairperson from 2018. He became the Senior Corporate Advisor from 2023.

Sakie T. Fukushima

(President & Representative Director, G&S Global Advisors Inc.)

Prior to establishing her own firm in 2010, Ms. Fukushima headed the Japan operations of Korn/Ferry International and was on the firm's global board of directors. Previously, she worked at Bain & Company. Since 2001, she has served on the board of directors of 12 Japanese companies (including Kao, Sony, Mitsubishi Corp., and Konica Minolta) and on the advisory board of the Development Bank of Japan. She was vice chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai), 2011-2015. She was educated at Seisen University (B.A.), Harvard University (Ed.M.), and Stanford University (MBA).

Tetsuo Tsuneishi

(Director, Tokyo Electron Device LTD)

Tetsuo Tsuneishi Joined Tokyo Electron(TEL) in 1976, and became General Manager of Overseas Sales Division and Director in 1992. He was appointed Representative Director and Senior Managing Director in 1998, and Representative Chairman from 2017 to June 2022.
He has been in his current position since June 2013.

He has also held important positions such as Chairman of SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International), an industry organization, and currently serves as Emeritus.

Prior to joining TEL, Mr. Tsuneishi graduated from Osaka University's Department of Electronics / Communications Engineering.

Toru Takakura

(Director, President, Representative Executive Officer CEO, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.(SuMi HD)))

Toru Takakura joined the Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., presently Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (SuMi TRUST), in 1984 after graduating from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo.

He became the General Manager of the Integration Promotion Department in 2009 and took the lead in establishing SuMi HD and SuMi TRUST.

In 2012, he was appointed as Director, Managing Executive Officer of SuMi TRUST. Since then, he has served as a Director of SuMi HD and SuMi TRUST.

He has been Director, President, Representative Executive Officer of SuMi HD since 2021.

Yasunori Nakagami

(Chief Executive Officer, Misaki Capital Inc.)

Yasunori Nakagami began his career as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture) and Corporate Directions, Inc. where he spent nearly 20 years in the industry.

He founded an investment advisory company in April 2005 and built the team, the process, and the investment philosophy with the previous engagement fund that became the genesis of Misaki Capital which he co-founded in 2013.

Yasunori received his B.A. in Economics from Keio University and MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

Yoshinori Isozaki

(Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kirin Holdings Co, Ltd)

Yoshinori Isozaki has been the CEO of Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd since 2015. He joined Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. in 1977 and has worked in various areas, including business development, overseas business, and corporate strategy. He was appointed as the Senior Executive Director of Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd in 2010 and became the President and CEO of Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd in 2012.

He graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor of Economics and from Cornell University with a Master of Hotel Administration.