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(Yuki Adake)
Management Partner

Worked for Nomura Securities, the biggest investment bank in Japan for 7 years. Mainly planed and implemented business succession cases.  Have strong connections with startups and small-and-medium-sized enterprises in Japan and Singapore. Desire to start a new business which solve business succession problem after graduation.

(Hideaki Ara)
Management Partner

Worked for NTT-WEST for 11 years, responsible for new business development in areas ranging from agricultural to smart cities.  Selected by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a member of “The Start Next Innovator 2016”, a program to foster key players of next generation in Japan. Aspire to be a business development executive to offer entrepreneurs a platform.

Worked at KPMG Japan for seven years as Certified Public Accountant of Japan, experiencing auditing, initial public offering, due diligence. Have an aspiration for making new business in small or medium sized Japanese family enterprise.

(Mitsutaka Kaneko)
(kazuki Nobue)

Worked for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for 7 years. Organized Open Innovation initiatives in Japan for creating new businesses utilizing cutting-edge technologies, such as AI and IoT. Has aspiration to create a new environment and opportunity where makes people happier by technology.

(Hiroki Tsuji)

worked Kyushu Railway Company for 8 years, responsible for business development in real estate industry and have launched “Renovation business” in the company.

Aspire to do new business development, especially condominium development in Asia.

(Masamichi Kanemaru)

Worked in the IT industry for five years and the financial industry for seven years. Aspire to create an environment for startups to get access to investment funding more. CertifiedMember Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan, CMA

(Yoshihiko Arai)

Worked at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for 6 years. Expertise in international finance transactions with non-Japanese investment funds purchasing Japanese real estate. Interested in contributing to the sustainable development of society through innovative business

Board Member

Yasu Yamakawa
Professor at Babson
President, CIC Japan
Executive Director, Venture Café Tokyo

 Bachelor of Laws from Keio University, M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. Teaches in the areas/intersections of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business. 


Kenichi Matsuno
Professor at Babson
Dean of Faculty

He has served as a consultant in the areas of corporate and marketing strategies in such industries as automobile manufacturing, bio-tech and pharmaceutical, and information technology. Worked at C. Itoh Fashion Systems in Japan, and at Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. Teaches marketing strategy, marketing communications, global marketing strategy, and marketing research.

Reiji Yamanaka
Associate Prof. at GLOBIS Univ.
Director, Impact Investing, KIBOW Foundation

He is leading the impact investing into social-purpose startups in Japan, while educating social entrepreneurs in Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS Univ.  He started his career at Canon, joined GLOBIS Capital Partners and conducted VC investments for six years.  After that he experienced the management of two health-IT companies.  MBA from Harvard Business School.  


Babson Alumni Club of Japan