Chika began his career with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. After moving to the IT Marketing Division, he relocated to Silicon Valley to work with local venture companies to develop their Japan-focused businesses. After returning to Japan, Chika launched an internal venture and worked for an affiliated company, after which he founded Sansan Inc. in 2007.
Kei began his career with Oracle Corporation Japan, and was based in Shanghai and Bangkok to take charge of market development across Greater China, Southeast Asia, and India. Since cofounding Sansan Inc. in 2007, Kei has headed up the B2B Sansan Division, and also currently leads the company’s global expansion.
At Bussan System Integration Co. Ltd. (now Mitsui Knowledge Industry [MKI]), Kenji was responsible for designing and developing digital satellite broadcasting systems and mail systems for major mobile phone carriers. Kenji cofounded Sansan Inc. in 2007, and currently manages business strategy as head of the B2C Eight Division.
Satoru cofounded Sansan Inc. in 2007 and he initially led the product development of the B2B cloud-based contact management platform Sansan. Currently, he serves as the Director of Sansan’s research hub DSOC, which conducts the analysis and application of the collected data, as well as the refining of the digitization technology, whilst also driving and implementing the internal security measures as CISO.
At Mitsui & Co, Yo worked on an internal venture in mobile technology, and he continued to work on new ventures while posted overseas. Upon returning to Japan, he worked for IVisit, where as head of sales development he led customer acquisition and business development. Having joined Sansan in 2018, he is deputy head of the Sansan Division, as well as heading up the Office Strategy Department, which focuses on all aspects of the working environment.
Yuta began his career with a venture company in recruitment, where he gained experience in launching a consulting service. He subsequently became involved in starting a recruitment company. Yuta joined Sansan Inc. in 2010 as a Manager in sales, and later served as the head of HR. He was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in 2018 to develop strategies in optimizing the value of its workforce.
Yasuko is a Legal Counsel at TMI Associates. Having registered with the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association in 2002 and working with a major IT company, she has been in her current position since 2017. In August 2018 she assumed the position of Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. Possessing specialist knowledge, including with regard to corporate legal affairs and compliance, she advises principally on legal matters.
Toru is a General Partner at Incubate Fund. Following his involvement in investment development tasks at Japan Associated Finance Co., Ltd. (now JAFCO Co., Ltd.), he founded his own venture capital company. He has been in his current position since September 2010. Having assumed the position of Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. in August 2007, he makes general management recommendations.
A General Partner at DCM Ventures, Osuke previously worked at Mitsubishi Corporation and then at Apax Globis Partners & Co (now GLOBIS CAPITAL PARTNERS & Co.). Having assumed the position of Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. in April 2018, he draws on his extensive experience of investment and business management in making general management recommendations.
A public health researcher and doctor, Yoshiki is currently active in the field of behavioral and data science. He also possesses experience in business startups, having been a director with several companies. He assumed the position of Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. in January 2019. In addition to his knowledge in the field of data analysis and utilization, he makes general management recommendations.
Muneyuki worked for foreign securities companies in Tokyo and New York for nearly nine years, providing M&A and finance advisory services. Subsequently, he moved to a group company of the Development Bank of Japan to work in investment management. He joined Sansan Inc. in 2017, and was appointed CFO to lead the company’s financial strategy.
During his time at OGIS-RI Co., Ltd., Shigemoto relocated to Silicon Valley to work on a joint R&D project with a local venture company. He returned to Japan to build tools used in software development, whilst studying at Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) to obtain a master’s degree in systems for intellectual creation. He joined Sansan Inc. in 2009., and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead all of the technological strategies of the company.
Hirofumi worked at beBit, Inc. a company focused on providing customer centric strategy consulting in the digital arena. He founded WACUL Inc. in 2010 and headed the business as CEO to develop and provide web analytics using AI technology, which also identifies and suggests areas of improvement. Hirofumi joined Sansan Inc. in 2018 as Chief Product Officer (CPO), to lead the product strategies for the company.
After working for a systems integration company, Koichi moved to a contract-based web development company where he established a subsidiary company in Vietnam as CEO. Joining Sansan Inc. in 2009, he has headed the engineering team of the B2C business card management tool Eight from the start. After working on managing the product development and app design, he was appointed Vice President of Engineering (VPoE) in 2018 to consolidate the company’s engineering capabilities.
After gaining experience as a front-end web engineer, Yasushi chose to go into the advertising industry where he worked on a range of advertising projects using digital technologies. Since joining Sansan Inc. in 2014, he has launched the Brand Communications Department and leads the creative direction of the company. As Chief Brand Officer (CBO), Yasushi strives to uplift Sansan’s brand image.