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Jun
Tsusaka

Managing Partner and
Founding Member

Representative Director and Chairman of US.Mart, Representative Director of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise

Representative Director and Chairman of Kantoku Global Corporation

Representative Director and Chairman of SC Holdings

Former Member of TPG Holdings, Senior Advisor to TPG Capital and Director of Joint Corporation (a TPG portfolio company)

Former Partner of TPG Capital, Global Investment Committee Member and Partner Selection Committee Member of TPG Holdings and TPG Capital

Former Partner and Managing Director of TPG Asia and Representative of TPG Japan

Former Chairman of the Board of Avon Japan and Director of Tomy Company, NIS Group, Unitrust and NECM/Naqua Holdings (TPG portfolio companies)

Former Principal & Partner of Brera Capital Partners and Executive Director of Goldman Sachs

MIT REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) Tokyo Team, Team Co-Champion, Risk Capital Champion http://www.teic.tus.ac.jp/

Member of Keizai Doyukai, President of Harvard Club of Japan

Harvard College (B.A.), Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA)

Akio
Ishida

Partner, Vice Chairman and Founding Member

Director and Vice Chairman of US.Mart, Director of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise

Director of Kantoku Global Corporation

Director of SC Holdings

Former CEO of Joint Corporation (a TPG portfolio company)

Former Director of Tomy Company, NIS Group and Avon Japan (TPG portfolio companies)

Former Vice Chairman of TPG Japan and Merrill Lynch Japan

Counselor to Seiwajuku (a SME business owners association with more than 10,000 members and founded by Dr. Kazuo Inamori, Founder of Kyocera Corp.)

Woodbury University (B.A.)

Kazuaki
Tokuyama

Partner, Managing Director and Founding Member

Director of US.Mart, Director of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise

Director of Kantoku Global Corporation

Director of SC Holdings

Former Senior Advisor to TPG Capital and Director of Joint Corporation (a TPG portfolio company)

Former Principal of TPG Capital (Global Award in 2009 and 2012)

Former Director of Avon Japan (a TPG portfolio company)

Engaged in portfolio management of Tomy Company, NIS Group/Unitrust, JCR, NECM/Naqua (TPG portfolio companies)

A member of Start-up Creation Support established by Wakayama Prefecture

Keio University (B.A.), INSEAD (EMBA), CPA in Japan

Kenju
Watanabe

Partner, Chief Strategy & Legal Officer and Founding Member

Attorney at Law (New York)

Director of SC Holdings

Former M&A Partner at Skadden Arps and Paul Hastings and Member of the Compliance and Risk Management Committee of Tokyu REIM

Visiting Scholar of Columbia Law School (2012-14)

Waseda University (B.A. in Law), Boston College Law School (J.D.)

Shinji
Yamada

Director

CEO of Intelligence Advisory

Former General manager of Corporate Solution Division, Tokai Tokyo Securities

Former Director of Deutsche Securities Japan

Former management consultant of Bain & Company

The University of Tokyo (B.L.), Chicago University (MBA)

Shohei
Akiyama

Director

Director of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise

Director of SC Holdings

Engaged in business management improvement of US.Mart

Executed several M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions for key clients in the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Securities Japan before joining NSSK

The University of Tokyo (B.A.)

Ryoji
Kanamori

Vice President & Senior Manager

Director of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise

Director of Kantoku Global Corporation

Former CFO of Sendyou Inc., a start-up company engaged in smartphone application

Former Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Yahoo Japan Corporation

Former Associate at JPMorgan Securities Japan and J.P.Morgan Limited (UK)

Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Innovation Management

Makoto
Iwami

Vice President & Senior Manager

Over 13 years experience of M&A Advisory and Audit Service at PricewaterhouseCoopers

CPA (Japan)

Ritsumeikan University (B.A. in Business Administration)

Yasuhiko
Matsunaga

Senior Advisor

The President of Tokai Tokyo Investment

Former Head of Investment Banking and Head of Global Markets of Tokai Tokyo Securities

Former Senior Executive of IBJ Securities, Shinko Securities, and Mizuho Securities

Waseda University (B.A. in Law)

Tetsuro
Matsumoto

Senior Advisor

Former President of Futuregement Co., Ltd. / Advisor to Futuregement Co., Ltd.

Formerly with FLEG International, Citigroup, and Bank of Tokyo

Over 30 years’ experience in global asset management industry

The University of Tokyo (B.L.), University of Washington School of Law (LL.M.), MSM from Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Toshihiko
Nagamori

Senior Advisor

Former Senior Managing Director of Tokai Tokyo Asset Management

Former Head of Nagoya Strategy Division of Tokai Tokyo Securities

Former Head of Nagoya Real Estate Dept. of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp

Waseda University (B.A.)

Hajimu
Sato

Senior Advisor

CEO of Guardian Advisors Inc.

Former Vice President of Lincoln International

Former Vice President of M&A Group,Lehman Brothers

Formerly with Lazard Freres

Keio University (B.L.)

Operations Group

>> Investment Team

Nobuhiko
Ito

Founding Member

Former Senior Country Advisor to TPG Capital

Director of Tadano Ltd.

Former Chairman of Avon Japan, Former Director of Tomy Company and NIS Group

Former President and CEO of GE Japan and GE Capital Leasing

Former Director, Konica Minolta Holdings

The University of Tokyo (B.E.), Cornell University (MBA)

Takaharu
Itoh

Chief Administrative Officer, Operations Group Leader

Statutory Auditor of US.Mart, Statutory Auditor of Ise Meotoiwa Sea Paradise

Statutory Auditor of Kantoku Global Corporation

Former CFO of Pfizer Japan and Executive Director of Amgen Japan and Auditor of Avon Japan

CEO of 110 Strategic Management Implementation Institute

Director/Auditor of Tokyo Radiator

Kansei Gakuin University (B.A.), Harvard Business School (Executive SP Program)

Toshiki
Miura

Operations Group Leader

Statutory Auditor of US.Mart

Statutory Auditor of SC Holdings

Former Statutory Auditor of Avon Japan

Former CFO and Senior Advisor of Tomy Company

Former Partner of the Boston Consulting Group and senior executive at Osaka Sanso Kogyo

Kyoto University (B.S., M.S.), Stanford University (Ph.D.)

Naoki
Inoue

Operations Group Leader

CFO, Member of the Board of US Mart

CFO of Meotoiwa Paradise

Former Director of The Hotelier Group Akasaka

Former CEO of Panorama Hotels One

10 years of operations experience for portfolio companies of Morgan Stanley Capital and GIC

Before joining Morgan Stanley, worked for Kirin Brewery and Heineken Japan

The University of Tokyo, School of Engineering (M.E.), MBA of Stanford University

Shigeru
Nakane

Operations Group Leader

Former Senior Country Advisor to TPG Capital

Former director of Avon Japan

Former Chairman of Tokyo University of Science

Former CEO of POWEREDCOM and SAP Japan

Tokyo University of Science (B.A.)

Carlos
M. Aquino

Senior Advisor

Managing Director of CMA Pacific Partners

Former Director in TPG's Operations Group in Hong Kong

In Japan,served as Board Chairman and Director at Avon Japan

Before joining TPG,served as several leadership roles at 3COM and GE

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and has a Masters of Public Affairs (International Relations) from Princeton University.

Tadaaki
Kurozumi

Senior Advisor

Managing Director / Co-Head of Japan of Savills Investment Management Asia Limited

Former Director of Joint Corporation

Former Director of Merrill Lynch Japan

The University of Tokyo (B.A.), Wharton School (MBA)

Hidetoshi
Tonooka

Senior Advisor

Board Director of National Investment Bank LLC (Mongolia) , Managing Partner of Cranes Capital Group and CEO and Representative Director of Sherpa Co., Ltd.

Formerly with Lehman Brothers Japan and Goldman Sachs Japan

Former Principal of TPG Japan

Keio University (B.A.), J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (MBA)

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Yasuo
Shimada

Accounting and Reporting Leader

Managing Partner of Competant Inc.

Director of Kantoku Global Corporation

Statutory Auditor of SC Holdings

Former Director of Joint Corporation

Formerly with Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Phoenix Capital

Keio University (B.A.), Wharton School (MBA), CPA in Japan

Izumi
Ogura

Senior Advisor

Former Head of Financial Service Industry of Abeam Consulting Ltd.

Former Senior Managing Executive Officer of Shinsei Bank

Former Senior Managing Executive Officer of Aozora Bank

Former Chief Dealer of Foreign Exchange, International Department of Bank of Japan

Chuo University (B.L.)

Shiho
Kojima

Office Manager

Worked for Deutsche Bank, WestLB Securities, TPG Capital before joining NSSK

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