Born in Kyoto/Osaka. After graduating from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University in 1981, he successively worked in Monsanto, Citibank, N.A., and McKinsey & Company, and then started Will Capital Management Co., Ltd. in 1997. He has invested in a total of more than 70 companies as an independent venture capitalist who specializes in start-up early stages, and has engaged in direct/indirect hands-on business development. He has served as a fellow of Office of Society Academia Collaboration for Innovation, a visiting professor of the Graduate School of Kyusyu University, a visiting professor of the Faculty of Economics of Ryukoku University. He assumed Part-time Director of CELM in 2016.
-“The Technique of Taking Things into Account” (in Japanese, 2015)
-“Nearly Dead Companies -Encouragement for Serious Makeover of the Company- ” (in Japanese, 2012)
-“The Words of Aristotle -Inspiration for Management” (in Japanese, 2010)
-“Fault Dimension of Strategy -The Choice Which Changes The Future of The Company” (in Japanese, 2009)
-“Five Pet Phrases of Those Who Sort Out The Issues” (in Japanese, 2004)
-“New BANKS’ Strategic Innovation” (in Japanese, 1997)