Members

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.

 

Partner

– Prior to joining NFCM, Zhengkui served as an M&A banker at Mizuho Securities in Japan and Beijing for more than 12 years, mainly focusing on Japan-China cross-borders M&A since 2007.
– Before his M&A role, from 2004 he engaged in the research and planning of China business strategy and established relationships with various Chinese partners including government agencies and local corporations.
– At Mizuho Securities, he served as the first Chief Representative of Beijing Representative Office from 2005 to 2007 and President of its subsidiary in China from 2017 to 2019.
– In 1998, he started his career at Credit Suisse Asset Management (Tokyo) in the areas of mutual fund administration, currency investment management and asset allocation.
– Zhengkui holds a B.A. in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University.

 

Partner

– After working at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (now Mitsubishi UFJ Bank), Sony and Nihon Mirai Capital, he became the research analyst and technology fund manager at Fidelity Investments where he led the technology team and managed the fund.
– Hiroki then was in charge of M&A and venture investment at COLOPL where he was involved in the launch of its venture capital and M&A business.
– He also served as the CEO of Greenfield Capital where he invested in Japanese start-ups, advised on venture investments as well as co-founder and Managing Director of ASLEAD CAPITAL where he manages a Japan-focused fund to invest in listed and private Japanese companies.
– Hiroki holds B.S. in System Engineering from Waseda University and an M.S. in Finance from the London Business School