Chika began his career with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. During that time, he relocated to Silicon Valley to help local venture firms develop their Japan-focused efforts. In 2007, he founded Sansan, Inc., providing digital transformation (DX) services that change how people work, including the namesake Sansan sales DX solution. In 2021, Sansan, Inc. was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (now TSE Prime Market Index). In 2023, Chika was appointed as Chairperson of the newly opened Kamiyama Marugoto College of Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.
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 has led business efforts for Sansan, the sales DX solution. As COO, he oversees Sansan and other B2B SaaS businesses. From 2023, he has served as CEO of Sansan Global Pte. Ltd.
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 Engineering Division Head, he oversees the company-wide technology strategy and strengthens its engineering group. In 2023, he also assumed the role of President of Sansan Global Development Center, Inc.
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.
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.
Maki, an attorney at law, was admitted to the New York State Bar Association after working since 2003 at TMI Associates. She joined the Shintaro Sato Law Office in 2017 and has been a member of the Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association since 2021. She became an Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. in August 2022. Her expertise is in corporate legal affairs and compliance, and she provides recommendations from a legal and diversity perspective.
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.
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.
After working with DENTSU Inc., Taro founded dof inc. in 2009 and became its CEO. He is also working as a Communication Designer. Taro became an Outside Director of Sansan, Inc. in August 2022. He provides recommendations on general management issues based on his extensive experience as a communication designer and the insights he has acquired as a board member of several companies.
Masahiro joined Sansan in 2021 after working on mathematical model development at a major bank, and then with a medical IT company as an engineer, business manager, and recruiter. Masahiro has been a manager in the R&D Department of Sansan’s Engineering Division. Now, as Vice President of Engineering (VPoE), he develops and strengthens the company’s engineering structure.
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 business and then was involved in alliance work in the business development department. Now, after sales management roles, she is leading community strategy for business.
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.
After gaining experience as a front-end web engineer, Yasushi entered the advertising industry, working on a range of projects using digital technologies. Since joining Sansan in 2014, he has launched the Brand Communications Department and led the company’s creative direction. Yasushi oversees company-wide branding, information systems, and marketing.