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CEO

– Shigeki previously served as Head of Investment Department at Mizuho Securities for 7 years and was responsible for the Private Equity fund business of Mizuho Securities.
– He has worked in the Tokyo and New York offices of the Mizuho group and has approximately 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Cross-border M&A Advisory, Capital Markets and PE Fund Management.
– He was also the Head of Fund working Group at Investment Banking Unit of Mizuho Financial Group.
– Shigeki is the IC Member and GP Director of multiple NFCM HK operated funds including Tata Capital Growth Fund I & II (India PE), CMH Growth Fund (China PE), Cybernaut New Frontier Venture Fund (China VC) and Africa Healthcare Fund (Africa VC).
– Since 2015, he has been the CEO of New Frontier Capital Management Hong Kong (NFCM HK) and the Executive Vice President of New Frontier Capital Management (NFCM). Since 2019, he has been the CEO of New Frontier Capital Management International (NFCM International).
– Shigeki holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

Director

– Susumu is the founder and Representative Director of Asia Africa Investment & Consulting.
– Prior to that Susumu was partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, where he worked closely to clients in a wide range of industries with special emphasis on high-tech, telecommunications, IT, entertainment contents and consumer goods.
– He also several board positions at both listed and unlisted companies including Takara Tomy, Atras Corporation and Net Index.
– Susumu holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Tokyo.

Managing Director

– Prior to joining NFCM (Hong Kong), Hitoshi was the Head of Investment Banking at Mizuho Securities Asia.
– He was also the CEO at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (Hong Kong) Capital.
– He has been based in Hong Kong for approximately for 17 years.
– Hitoshi holds a B.A. in Law from the University of Tokyo, an LLM from Harvard Law School and an LLM in Chinese Business Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Senior Vice President

– Prior to joining NFCM, Kei was an investment professional at BNP Paribas Securities and Macquarie Global Property Advisors (now BlackRock) and focused on PE Investments, Debt Investments, Fund Management and Corporate Turnarounds.
– He started his career with Sullivan & Cromwell in the areas of Equity Capital Markets and Cross-border M&A.
– Kei holds a B.A. in Law from Keio University and also studied at Temple Law School.

Partner

– Yusuke started his career at the Bank of Japan and served as an economist at the Embassy of Japan in Moscow. He subsequently joined CSK Ventures, and was responsible for hi‐tech global VC investments in regions such as Russia, Silicon Valley and Israel.
– In 2007, Yusuke launched the first Japanese PE fund focusing exclusively on Russian companies.
– Yusuke holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

Partner of NFCM HK

– Zhang has worked at multiple Japanese corporations including Itochu Corporation, Mitsui & Co, Shinsei Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities.
– He then became the Greater China Representative for AEA Investors (AUM US$ 5 billion) and the Founding Partner for Japan Asia Investment Company (JAIC). He has approximately 15 years of experience in Private Equity in Greater China.
– Zhang was the Head of Investment for a leading institutional investor in China.
– Zhang is the IC Member and FMC Director of the NFCM HK operated fund, Cybernaut New Frontier Venture Fund (China VC).
– He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Fudan University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Partner

– After beginning his career at Recruit Holdings and Iwate Hotel & Resort, Masayuki worked at KPMG FAS, where he was responsible for due diligence and financial advisory related to hospitality real estate and non-performing loans.
– He was President of Japan Hotel & Resort and an executive officer of its investment arm, the first hotel-focused REIT in Japan established by Goldman Sachs, where he managed assets worth JPY 75 billion.
– He then joined Cool Japan Fund as Managing Director after working as Head of the Hospitality Investment Department at Secured Capital Investment Management.
– Masayuki holds an M.A. from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.