TEAM

Senior Advisors

We receive valuable inputs from senior advisors in terms of venture management,
human resources, technology, sociality, and exits.

  • Katsuhiko Okubo

    Katsuhiko Okubo

    Mr. Okubo is currently a Vice Chairman at Japan Stanford Association, and a lecturer at the Open University of JAPAN and at the Okayama University among others. He graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Electronic Engineering in 1965 then joined Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. He completed a doctoral course in Stanford University Engineering School in 1972. In 1990, he was engaged in the acquisition of JDS in Canada then served as a Board of Directors at JDS. In 1995 he served as a Board of Directors at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. He established FiNet in the U.S., and served as a Vice Chairman in 1997, Managing Director R&D Headquarters in 1998, a Senior Managing Director Information & Communications Division in 2000. He was engaged in purchasing Light Division (OFS) from Lucent then served as a Chairman. In 2005 he leaved Furukawa Electric and established Okubo Technical Management Office. He is the President of the office, and served as a Director at CommScope in the U.S., a Director of SEIKOH GIKEN.

  • Kazuhiko Toyama

    Kazuhiko Toyama

    Mr. Toyama is currently CEO at Industrial Growth Platform, Inc., a Chairman at Support Committee of METI IoT Acceleration Lab, a Vice Chairperson of KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), an Expert member of Council on Economic Fiscal Policy (MOF), a Member of The Tax Commission (CAO), a Member of the Council of Experts Concerning the Corporate Governance Code (FSA), an Outside director of OMRON Corporation, Pia Corporation and Panasonic Corporation. He graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law in 1985 then joined the Boston Consulting Group. He became a founding member of Corporate Directions, Inc. (CDI), where he later served as CEO. Later he received MBA from Stanford University in 1992. After that he was appointed COO at the Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ), which was established by the Japanese government in 2003. In 2007, when IRCJ was dissolved, he founded Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI), which he currently runs as its CEO. He served as sub leader at JAL Reproduction Task Force in 2009, a Chairman at Support Committee of METI IoT Acceleration Lab in 2015.