Takashi Okita

Founder, CEO, Nudge Inc.


CEO of Nudge, a challenger bank in Japan.
Prior to found Nudge in 2020, he was CEO of SBI Ripple Asia, the joint venture between Japan's FinTech giant SBI and Ripple, global leader of Distributed Financial Technology.

Prior to SBI Ripple, he lead VeriTrans Inc., a​ leading​ online payment solution provider in Japan and Asia as a Co-founder and CEO.
Under his leadership, VeriTrans gr​e​w more than $10B GPV Payment Company in 10years. Also tried to expand the business across Asia, including the JVs in China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

He was known as one of the youngest CEOs among public companies both on JASDAQ and on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Served at the Board and Advisor level at several public/private companies and organizations including Ripple(US) and Tokopedia(Indonesia).

Elected as one of “100 people to change Japan” at Nikkei Business in 2014. Also serving for Japanese Government as a committee member of some councils.