Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monex Group, Inc. Japan
Representative Director & President, Monex, Inc. Japan
Born in 1963. BA in Law from the University of Tokyo (1987). Began his career at Salomon Brothers and joined Goldman Sachs in 1990. He was the head of their fixed income and currency business in Asia and became General Partner in 1994 at the age of 30, the youngest ever at that time. In 1999, he founded Monex which was jointly capitalized with Sony. Monex integrated its business with Nikko Beans and established Monex Beans Holdings, Inc. (now Monex Group, Inc.) in 2004 where he is presently Chairman & CEO.
Monex Group, Inc. is a global online financial institution with operations in three major financial centers. Monex, Inc. in Japan, TradeStation Group, Inc. in the United States which Monex acquired through tender offer in June 2011, and Monex Boom Securities Limited in Hong Kong which Monex acquired in December 2010. And also in April 2018, Coincheck, Inc. who has been a pioneer among cryptocurrency exchanges, joined the Monex Group.
He served as Financial Counsel to the Prime Minister and also as outside directors of several companies including Tokyo Stock Exchange from June 2008 to 2013. He presently is an outside director of MasterCard, Incorporated. since June 2016, and UZABASE Inc. since August 2016. He is also a councilor of International House of Japan since April 2012 and an international board member of Human Rights Watch since October 2010.