BA in Law from the University of Tokyo. Started his career at Salomon Brothers and joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 where he became General Partner in 1994. He founded Monex in 1999, jointly capitalized with Sony. Monex Group is now a major online financial institution that operates retail online brokerages in Japan, US, China (including Hong Kong) and Australia. It also has a large crypto asset business through Coincheck, which was acquired in 2018. In January 2020, it established Japan Catalyst, an investment advisory firm. Currently serves as Director of MasterCard and a Vice Chair of Human Rights Watch.
As the 3rd largest economy in the world, all eyes are on Japan and its renewed aspirations to become a thriving Financial Center. Japan’s digital journey will play a key role in the future of its Financial Infrastructure: the digital ambitions of PM Suga, the impact of COVID on digital priorities, going cashless, CBDC, crypto exchanges, FinTech ecosystem, cultivating local and global talent, neo banks, open banking, regional and global competition and regulatory innovation. Join us live from Tokyo to learn the views of three celebrated thought leaders covering the entrepreneurial, regulatory and economical views on going digital in Japan.
December 08, 2020 at 12:45PM - 01:30PM JST