Leaders

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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, Executive Officer, CRO

Kei began his career with Oracle Corporation Japan, and was based in Shanghai and Bangkok, taking charge of market development across Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia, and India. In 2007, Kei co-founded Sansan, Inc. and led business efforts for the Sansan B2B cloud-based contact management service. Now as CRO, he oversees company-wide operating revenue.​

directors 732x732 03 min - Leaders | Company

Kenji Shiomi

Director, Executive Officer, CTO

Kenji co-founded Sansan, Inc. in 2007, after working with Bussan System Integration Co., Ltd. (now Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.), where he designed and developed mail systems for major mobile carriers. Since 2012, he has been in charge of the Eight B2C business card management app. Now as CTO, he oversees the company-wide technology strategy.​

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Yuta Ohma

Director, Executive Officer, CHRO

Yuta began his career at a human resources company, where he helped launch a consulting service. He then went independent and served as a director for a venture firm in recruitment. Yuta joined Sansan, Inc. in 2010 as a Manager in sales and later became the head of HR. As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), he leads strategies for optimizing the value and productivity of Sansan’s workforce.

directors 732x732 11 min - Leaders | Company

Muneyuki Hashimoto

Director, Executive Officer, CFO

Muneyuki worked for foreign securities companies in Tokyo and New York for nearly 9 years, providing M&A and financing 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.

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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 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.

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 Group 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.

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 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.

directors 732x732 18 min - Leaders | Company

Toko Shiotsuki

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

Toko is a Director at CyberAgent, Inc., a Junior Accountant, and a Juris Doctor. After working with Japan Airlines Co. Ltd., she joined CyberAgent as a Standing Auditor, and in 2017 became a Director. Toko became an Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. in August 2021. She gives guidance on auditing and diversity, applying accounting and legal knowledge along with corporate experience.

directors 732x732 04 min - Leaders | Company

Satoru Joraku

Executive Officer, CDO, CIO, CISO, DPO

Before co-founding Sansan, Inc. in 2007, Satoru designed and developed system software for Nihon Unisys Software, Ltd. (now Nihon Unisys, Ltd.). He has managed development of the Sansan B2B cloud-based contact management service and is Director of Sansan’s data integration division, DSOC. Now as CISO/CDO, he leads company-wide security measures and the data asset utilization strategy.

directors 732x732 06 min - Leaders | Company

Shigemoto Fujikura

Executive Officer, CTO, VPoE

While working with 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 to obtain a master’s degree in systems for intellectual creation at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology. He joined Sansan, Inc. in 2009, and now serves as CTO and VPoE, leading the company’s technology strategies and strengthening its engineering group.​

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 all product strategies for the company.

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Yuko Kodama

Executive Officer, Head of Community Strategy(Business Division)

Yuko joined Sansan in 2013, after working as a partner sales representative in the HR industry and in the president’s office of an insurance agency. She first worked in sales of Sansan’s main B2B contact management solution and then was involved in alliance work in the business development department. Now, after sales management roles, she is leading the Sansan Division’s community strategy.

directors 732x732 17 min - Leaders | Company

Yuki Hayashi

Executive Officer, CBDO

Yuki joined Sansan in 2011 after working in the real estate and financial systems industries. He has worked on business development for Sansan and Eight. From 2019, he has been overseeing new business development and has released several new services. Currently, as CBDO, he leads company-wide business development.

directors 732x732 09 min - Leaders | Company

Yasushi Tanabe

Executive Officer, CBO, CMO

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 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, overseeing branding and marketing for the entire company.

  • CBDO: Chief Business Development Officer​​
  • CBO: Chief Brand Officer​​
  • CDO: Chief Data Officer​​
  • CFO: Chief Financial Officer​
  • CHRO: Chief Human Resources Officer​​
  • CIO: Chief Information Officer​​
  • CISO: Chief Information Security Officer​​
  • CMO: Chief Marketing Officer​​
  • CPO: Chief Product Officer​
  • CRO: Chief Revenue Officer​​
  • CTO: Chief Technology Officer​
  • DPO: Data Protection Officer​​
  • VPoE: VP of Engineering​