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Kazuhiko Toyama

Partner
CEO
Kazuhiko Toyama has started his career with BCG and later became one of the founding members of Corporate Directions, Inc. (CDI), a Tokyo-based independent management consulting firm, eventually becoming its CEO. In 2003, he was appointed to lead Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (IRCJ), a government-backed restructuring fund, as COO. In 2007, when IRCJ was dissolved, he founded Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI), which he currently runs as its CEO. He graduated from Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo and holds an MBA from Stanford University. He has passed the Japanese National Bar Examination.
Vice Chairperson of KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) Expert member of Council on Economic Fiscal Policy(MOF), Member of The Tax Commission (CAO), Member of Committee for National University Corporation Evaluation, Department of Innovation Program (MEXT). Outside director of OMRON Corporation and Pia Corporation. Outside corporate auditor of NEXCO Central.
Kazuhiko Toyama

Tetsuya Hishida

Partner
Board Member
After working for Arthur Andersen (KPMG), Tetsuya Hishida founded Gem Associates, where he currently serves as Director. He is also an outside Director of Only Corporation and Nextech Corporation. He assumed a Director at the same time as establishing IGPI.
Tetsuya Hishida

Yasuo Horikoshi

Partner
Managing Director
Yasuo Horikoshi led the Tochigi Leather project at IRCJ, as Managing Director. Prior to joining IRCJ, Mr. Horikoshi was at JAFCO, where he engaged in buyouts, bio and IT venture investments and IPOs. He was also in Buyout investment team at Bridge Point Capital and in the M&A division at Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank.
He graduated from London Business School.
Yasuo Horikoshi

Sow Ikeda

Partner
Managing Director
Sow Ikeda has been active in numerous business turnaround cases, which include business restructuring planning for a major airline company and an energy company, turnaround initiatives of a department store chain using the Business Revitalizations ADR, and management improvement for retail and restaurant chains. He was Senior Policy Researcher at the former Preparatory Office for the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan and Executive Officer of the former Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund. Prior to IGPI, he worked for Bank of Japan, where he was responsible for financial institution monitoring. He later joined IRCJ and led its corporate planning office as well as handled five turnaround projects, including Kanebo.
He graduated from Waseda University School of Law.
Sow Ikeda

Takayoshi Kawakami

Partner
Managing Director
Takayoshi Kawakami worked in sales at a major Japanese trading house, and he led labor union as a vice president under corporate reorganization law. At GE, he engaged sales, marketing, six sigma and business development (M&A, JV, Alliance). Since joining IGPI, his activities include contriving, implementing and conducting strategy, organizational change/development and new business development for major media, information technologies and office equipment companies.
He graduated from Ritsumeikan University College of Law.
Takayoshi Kawakami

Naonori Kimura

Partner
Managing Director
After launching a venture business, Naonori Kimura worked with NCR Japan and later at Towers Perrin and Arthur D. Little Japan. After joining IGPI, Mr. Kimura has focused on advising corporate strategies, including breakthroughs, strategy shifts and re-growth initiatives. He has also advised clients regarding business management streamlining, structural reforms, financial strategy, new business development, M&A strategies, and improvements in cost competiveness.
Mr. Kimura graduated from the Keio University School of Economics and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester and an MSc in Finance from the Lancaster University.
Naonori Kimura

Hisataka Kodama

Partner
Managing Director
Prior to joining IGPI as a founding member, Hisataka Kodama worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tokyo and in London, where he focused on business recovery and M&A advisory services. He was in charge of TEPCO’s financial planning and development of recovery plan and was subsequently seconded to monitor its activities. His role at IGPI includes, but is not limited to, strategy development, business turnarounds, and M&A advisory.
Mr. Kodama, a Japanese Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Keio University and completed London Business School CFP. Advisor to the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund of Japan (NDF).
Shigeru Kusuhara

Shigeru Kusuhara

Partner
Managing Director
While Arthur Andersen (now KPMG), Mr. Kusuhara gained experience in a number of advisory businesses, including organizational restructuring, the M&A advisory business, and the organization and operation of large real estate funds, corporate revitalization funds and other collective investment schemes. After taking up domestic corporate revitalization funds, Mr. Kusuhara was involved in the establishment and operation of a number of funds related to the corporate revitalization business. Later he became president of a group company. He is a certified tax accountant.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Tokyo University of Science and is a certified public tax accountant.
Shigeru Kusuhara

Jun Matsumoto

Partner
Managing Director
Jun Matsumoto has specialized in transportation and tourism industries at IGPI and has led various business growth and turnaround projects. He is the President and Representative Director of Michinori Holdings, Inc., Northern Iwate Transportation, Inc., and The Park Hotel Jodogahama. He is also the Chairman and Representative Director of Fukushima Transportation, Inc., Ibaraki Transportation Co., Ltd., Kantou Jidousya Co., Ltd. and AizuBus Co., Ltd. He was previously Managing Director at IRCJ, where he led turnaround projects at Kyushu Industrial Transportation, Kantou Jidosya, Aviva and Tsumatubishi. Prior to joining IRCJ, he worked for Japan Leasing and served as general manager. He also managed investment activities at GMAC Japan.
He graduated from Sophia University Faculty of Law.
Jun Matsumoto

Takashi Muraoka

Partner
Managing Director
Takashi Muraoka has led numerous cases on business revitalization as well as M&A and growth strategy formulation and implementation in China and other Asian markets. He is the President of IGPI (Shanghai) Ltd. He was Managing Director at IRCJ and led turnaround cases such as Mitsui Mining, Misawa Homes, Sankei and Daiei. Prior to IRCJ, he dealt with M&A and project finance transactions at Sanwa Bank (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) and covered the telecom industry at Morgan Stanley.
He holds an MBA degree from UCLA.
Takashi Muraoka

Shinichiro Okada

Partner
Managing Director
Shin Okada is a leading professional in IGPI’s infrastructure-related business, with the extensive experience as an engineer, investment professional and turn-around manager from government highway agency (NEXCO), Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation of New York, Accenture, and Macquarie Capital Securities. He currently serves as Senior Advisor at Japan PFI/PPP Association and as Executive Officer at New Kansai International Airport Company.
He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (Fulbright Scholar), which included an MBA exchange to Rotterdam School of Management, and BS & MS degrees (Civil Engineering) from Kyoto University.
Shinichiro Okada

Takeshi Saito

Partner
Managing Director
Takeshi Saito was MD at IRCJ and directed such cases as OCC, Ogura and Phenix. Prior to joining IRCJ, he was a management consultant at CDI, where he formulated business strategies and provided hands-on support in the IT and communication sectors.
He holds an ME from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and an MS from Carnegie Mellon University.
Takeshi Saito

Makoto Shiono

Partner
Managing Director
Makoto Shiono has led engagements addressing business and financial strategy for a wide range of companies both in Japan and globally. His professional career includes time with Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Company and Livedoor Securities. He also has experience with start-up organizations and corporate revitalizations in the telecom, media and technology sectors. After joining IGPI, He has been involved in projects, including financings for manufacturers, an M&A deal involving entertainment companies and a cross-border M&A deal involving a telecom company.
He received BA in Law from the Keio University and earned master’s degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.
Makoto Shiono

Yukihiro Tahara

Partner
Board Member
Yukihiro Tahara previously worked for IRCJ where he engaged in the Kanebo turnaround. Prior to joining IRCJ, he was at CDI, where he formulated business strategies and provided hands-on support in the consumer industries sector.
Mr. Tahara holds a Master of Aeronautic Engineering degree from Tokyo University.
Yukihiro Tahara

Tetsuji Taya

Partner
Managing Director
Tetsuji Taya was a Managing Director at IRCJ, where he contributed to three listed companies' cases as a turnaround manager. Prior to joining IRCJ, Mr. Taya had extensive experience in financial advisory services, capital markets and derivatives markets at Merrill Lynch, Fuji (Mizuho) Capital Markets and Fuji (Mizuho) Bank.
Mr. Taya is a board member of Nextech Corporation and leopalace21, and holds an MSc in Accounting & Finance from London School of Economics at London University and BA in Economics from Waseda University.
Tetsuji Taya