directors 732x732 01 min - Leaders | Company

Chika Terada

Representative Director & CEO

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.

directors 732x732 02 min - Leaders | Company

Kei Tomioka

Director, Sansan Division Head

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.

directors 732x732 03 min - Leaders | Company

Kenji Shiomi

Director, Eight Division Head

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.

directors 732x732 04 min - Leaders | Company

Satoru Joraku

Director, CISO*1, DPO*2, Head of DSOC*3

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.

directors 732x732 10 min - Leaders | Company

Yuta Ohma

Director, CHRO*4

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.

directors 732x732 11 min - Leaders | Company

Muneyuki Hashimoto

Director, CFO

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.

directors 732x732 13 min - Leaders | Company

Yasuko Yokosawa

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

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.

directors 732x732 12 min - Leaders | Company

Toru Akaura

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

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.

directors 732x732 14 min - Leaders | Company

Osuke Honda

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

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.

directors 732x732 15 min - Leaders | Company

Yoshiki Ishikawa

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

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.

directors 732x732 06 min - Leaders | Company

Shigemoto Fujikura

Executive Officer, CTO

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.

directors 732x732 07 min - Leaders | Company

Hirofumi Ohtsu

Executive Officer, CPO

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.

directors 732x732 09 min - Leaders | Company

Yasushi Tanabe

Executive Officer, CBO*5

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.

  • *1 CISO: Chief Information Security Officer
  • *2 DPO: Data Protection Officer
  • *3 DSOC: Data Strategy & Operation Center
  • *4 CHRO: Chief Human Resources Officer
  • *5 CBO: Chief Brand Officer