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Representative Director & CEO 鈴木 栄
Sakae Suzuki
Sakae made a career shift in January 2019 to dedicate 50% of his time to support NPOs and social enterprises, and another 50% to support corporations as a management consultant. Since July 2019 he assumed the role of Representative Director and CEO of SIP full time. Prior to making this shift, he led growth and value creation efforts at KKR investments as the Managing Director of KKR Capstone in Japan from 2013 to 2018. His career also includes experiences serving manufacturing clients as a Partner of McKinsey & Company, supporting pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses at ZS Associates, providing innovative transaction IT infrastructure for the air cargo industry at Global Freight Exchange, and also leading the on-line sales department at Gateway Japan. He holds a PhD in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, and a BA from Reed College.
Representative Director 高槻 大輔
Daisuke Takatsuki(Principal, CVC Asia Pacific Japan K.K.)
Managing Director, joined CVC in 2016. Daisuke is a member of CVC Operations team in Asia and is based in Tokyo. Prior to joining CVC, he spent over fourteen years at The Carlyle Group as a Director, leading Management and Leveraged Buy-Out transactions. Prior to that, he worked for the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund.
A board member of NPO Florence and Hattatsu Wanpaku Kai, and founding partner of Social Venture Partners Tokyo. Holds an LL.B from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Stanford University, and is a Scott M. Johnson Fellow.
Managing Director 野宮 博
Hiroshi Nonomiya(Representative Director, Crosspoint Advisors)
Hiroshi Nonomiya is a Representative Director at Crosspoint Advisors since 2012. Before joining Crosspoint Advisors, he was a representative director of RHJ International Japan (2005-2012), where he was responsible for sourcing investment targets, creating value for acquired companies and exiting from investments. He joined Ripplewood’s New York office in 1996 and transferred to Tokyo in 1999 to lead the foundation of Ripplewood Japan fund. Prior to joining Ripplewood, he was with Mitsubishi Corporation. Hiroshi is currently a board member of Asian Venture Philanthropy Network in Singapore, serves as a lecturer of Turnaround Management at MBA course of Waseda University. Hiroshi has a B.A. in Liberal Arts Culture from Tokyo University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France.
Board member Yuki Inoue
Yuki Inoue(Co-Founder and Co-President of INNO LAB International)
After finishing her master’s degree at Keio University Graduate school, Yuki has worked to create and enhance the ecosystem of social innovation both in Japan and internationally. Through her research projects, consultancy for social entrepreneurs, and international networks and programs, she has strived to spread social entrepreneurship and frameworks for scaling social impact and systemic change.
She has been affiliated with Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and The Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University as a Visiting Practitioner (2012-2014). With a focus on exploring the potential connection between mindfulness and social innovation, she is one of 18 Advanced “Social Presencing Theater” teachers worldwide. She is also serving as a board member of Miratuku, a nonprofit organization creating multi-stakeholder dialogue for the emerging future.
井上 英之
Hideyuki Inoue(Guest Associate Professor, Keio University)
After having worked for Andersen Consulting (Currently known as Accenture), Mr. Inoue joined a nonprofit organization ETIC. In 2001, he initiated “STYLE”, the first major social venture business plan competition in Japan. In 2003, he founded “Social Venture Partners Tokyo” as its Representative. His most recent publication is “How to Put Collective Into the Practice” (Diamond Harvard Business Review, Feb 2019). He received his bachelor degree from Keio University, and his master’s degree from George Washington University. He was named as a “Young Global Leader”(2009) at the World Economic Forum.
小林 和成
Kazushige Kobayashi(Senior Advisor, Capital Dynamics)
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 1984. More than two decades of experience in M&A and private equity investment including six years in the UK. Joined Capital Dynamics in 2010 as Global Private Equity Fund of Funds Manager, overseeing its Asian investment business. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University.
白石 智哉
Tomoya Shiraishi(CEO / CIO, Phronesis Partners Co., Ltd.)
Tomoya is a private equity veteran started his career in 1980’s. Based on “Growth Investment Approach” that aim to realize potential of investee companies to achieve sustainable growth, he has broad investment track records in Japan, the US and Asian countries. After served as CIO of buyout investment at JAFCO, he was the head of Japan office, Permira until 2009. He dedicated himself to support regional businesses after Great East Japan Earthquake and he established Social Investment Partners (SIP), the first full-scale venture philanthropy organization in Japan in 2012 to provide financial and managerial support to social businesses. In 2014, he became Co-CEO, Phronesis Partners, buyout investment firm focusing small cap companies in Japan. A member of selection committee, Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund (JVPF). A member of national advisory board of G8 Impact Investment Task Force. A board member, NPO After-School. A bachelor of law, Hitotsubashi University in 1986.
Chikako Morimoto
Chikako Morimoto(CEO, morich inc.)
After graduating from Dokkyo University, having studied English in the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Chikako Morimoto started working for Recruit Human Resource Center (currently known as “Recruit Career Co., Ltd.”) in 1993 as a recruitment consultant, handling everything from staffing strategy consultations to hiring support at a wide range of companies, from small ventures to large-scale enterprises. In April 2012, she transferred to Recruit Executive Agent Co., Ltd. In 2017, she founded morich inc., and started working as the CEO and “All Rounder Agent”. Later that year in October, she left her former employer to focus solely on her company and clients. She also acts as a board member for NPO After School and several other corporations, acting as an adviser for some, as well as being a lecturer at Japan Mothers’ Entrepreneur College, Working Mothers’ University of Tokyo and Women’s Innovation School of Japan. She is a mother of 2 boys.
Investment / Support Team Takuma Nara
Senior Associate
Takuma Nara
While he was in university Takuma volunteered for an NPO supporting access to education to children from economically challenged households. As a new graduate he joined an independent strategy consulting firm and built his career as a consultant, providing planning and execution support to listed corporations (first section and Mothers market) in consumer goods, distribution, IT industry starting new business, as well as business due diligence for PE funds and corporations. Joined SIP in July 2020. He holds a BA from the University of Tokyo.
Yuji Fujimoto
Yuji Fujimoto
Having graduated from Kansai University (Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering) Yuji joined a pharmaceutical manufacturer for animals as a corporate sales representative. In 2018 he moved on to join the animal protection division of a humanitarian aid NGO as a project manager, where he was engaged in management and operation. Holds an MBA from Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University.
Stanford Social Innovation Review Japan
中嶋 愛
Ai Nakajima
Ai Nakajima is Editor-in-Chief at Stanford Social Innovation Review Japan. Ai has more than 20 years of experience in the media and publishing industry.  Before joining SSIR-J, Ai was Assistant Managing Editor at PRESIDENT Inc. While there, Ai helped President Inc. license various works abroad.  She also worked as staff writer at Nikkei Inc., the publisher of the Financial Times. Ai earned her bachelor's degree in international political science in Aoyoama Gakuin University and master's degree in International Policy Studies in Stanford University.
井土 亜梨沙
Community Producer
Arisa Ido
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, joined Mori Building in 2014, and joined HuffPost Japan in 2016. She launched the "Ladies Be Open" project, providing a variety of information about women's bodies, and was also in charge of the "Suppin Diary," a diary of her life without makeup for a month. In 2018, she began working as a community producer for Forbes JAPAN mainly on community building and management for magazine features. "100% Male Childcare Leave Project" which 8 companies participated in, won the Sponsored Content Category at the 1st Internet Media Awards.
瀬名波 雅子
Event & Operation Manager
Noriko Senaha
After working for a credit card company, Noriko joined the Big Issue Japan Foundation (NPO) in 2011. She was in charge of building a support network to prevent youth homelessness, providing consultation for homeless people, making policy proposals, and overseeing overall projects including fundraising. She then spent two years in the U.S. After returning to Japan, she worked in the human resources department of a U.S. investment bank, where she was engaged in promoting "diversity and inclusion" and employee training. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Keio University.
Executive Director 福島 沙世子
Sayoko Fukushima
Through her 17-years at both Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America) groups, Sayoko built her career in back, middle and front office roles in the Fixed Income division. She then joined Nomura Securities after a career break to pursuit higher studies. At Nomura she played key roles in global projects and as a manager of middle office teams in Operations division, and was also actively engaged in employee volunteer network activities and organizational development initiatives as a strong supporter of diversity. Her interest towards social impact investment, which she came to know during her time in graduate school, remained strong and led her to join SIP in April 2019. She holds MA from Sussex University, Institute of Development Studies (IDS).
Eiichi Kanda
(Senior Partner, Clifford Chance Law Office, a foreign law joint enterprise)
Shinichiro Okumoto
(President, Hokuto Inc.)
Ken Shibusawa
(Chairman, Commons Asset Management, Inc.)
Douglas Miller
(Founder, European Venture Philanthropy Network
 Chairman, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network)
Minako Hattori
(Partner, Finsbury Glover Hering)
Takashi Kobanawa
(General Manager, Food & Agri Business Planning Division, The Norinchukin Bank)
Kuniyasu Hiraiwa
(Chief Executive, NPO AFTERSCHOOL)
Ken Ito
(Visiting Research Associate, Keio University/Regional Head (East Asia), AVPN)
Masaru Shibata
(Former Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Investment Banking Department in Japan)
Maki Mitsui
(Managing Director, The Carlyle Group)


Pro-bono partner
(Alliance partner)
Clifford Chance Law Office
(Law firm)
Bain & Company
(Strategy consulting firm)
VOX Global Japan
(Public affairs consulting firm)
EY Japan
Fund management partner Nippon Foundation
(Public interest incorporated foundation)