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 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia, and India. In 2007, Kei co-founded Sansan. He now heads the Sansan B2B cloud-based contact management service and oversees the company’s global expansion.
Starting his career 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 Sansan B2B cloud-based contact management platform. He now serves as the Director of Sansan’s research hub DSOC, which analyzes and applies collected data, and refines the company’s digitization technology, while also driving and implementing internal security measures as CISO.
Yuta began his career with a venture company in recruitment, where he gained experience in launching a consulting service. He then helped start a recruitment company. Yuta joined Sansan, Inc. in 2010 as a Manager in sales, and later served as the head of HR. As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), he is in charge of developing strategies to optimize the value and productivity of Sansan’s workforce.
Muneyuki worked for foreign securities companies in Tokyo and New York for nearly 9 years, providing M&A and finance advisory services. He then moved to a group company of the Development Bank of Japan to work in private equity. He joined Sansan, Inc. in 2017, and was appointed CFO in 2018 to lead the company’s financial strategy.
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 became an Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. Possessing specialist knowledge, including with regard to corporate legal affairs and compliance, she mainly advises 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. Having become an 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 become an 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 became an 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.
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, while studying at the 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), leading all the company’s technological strategies.
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 all product strategies for the company.
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 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.