Whiz Partners Inc.

Team

Team with experience and expertise

“Whizzo” specialists with proven track records have got together to form Whiz Partners Inc. By uniting its members’ experience and expertise, Whiz Partners will develop and implement innovative, feasible investment strategies.

Board Members

Toshio AndoFounder, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board

2011
Chief Executive Officer, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2006
Chairman, Japan Securities Dealers Association Adviser, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2003
Chairman, The Investment Trusts Association, Japan
2002
Chairman and Representative Executive Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2001
Director and Member of the Board, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
2000
Executive Managing Director, Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

Atsushi MatsumuraFounder, Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Board

2010
Chief Operating Officer, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2008
Representative Director, Quiet Partners Inc. (to present)
2003
Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Nomura International Plc.
1986
Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

Junichi KajimotoFounder, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board

2010
Chief Financial Officer, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2004
Member of the Board, Quiet Partners Inc. (to present)
2000
Accounting General, Administration Department, Faith, Inc.
1995
Toshiba Plant Kensetsu Co., Ltd. (current Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation)

Tatsuro KochiChief Compliance Officer, Member of the Board

2010
Chief Compliance Officer, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2008
Counselor Chief Compliance Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
2003
Operating Compliance Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
1996
Administration Manager, Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.
1974
Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

Takashi EjiriMember of the Board

1969
Certified as an attorney
1977
Establish Masuda and Ejiri Law Office
1986
Japan Federation of Bar Associations (served as Vice-Chairman, International Relations Committee)
1995
Secretary General of Inter-Pacific Bar Association
2005
Auditor of The SBI Children’s Hope Foundation
2007
Founding Partner, Nishimura Asahi LPC
2014
Jury of Shanghai International Arbitration Center

Managing Directors

Satoru IinoManaging Director, Chief Investment Officer

2015
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2010
Managing Director, Whiz Partners, Inc.
2004
Board Member, CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
2000
CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
1989
Hitachi, Ltd.

Naoki IwamiExecutive Vice President (Global Fixed Income Investment), Chief Investment Officer

2013
Executive Vice President (Global Fixed Income Investment), Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2012
Managing Director, Millennium Capital Management Asia Ltd.
2011
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Tokyo Branch
2002
Chief Investment Officer, Nomura Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
1998
Member of Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1992
Head of USA Fixed Income Investment, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1981
The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.

Tomoyuki FujisawaManaging Director

2012
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2011
Senior Director, Research Alliance Office, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (“Takeda”)
2008
Senior Director, Global Licensing and Business Development, Takeda
2005
Senior Manager , Global Licensing and Business Development, Takeda
2002
Manger, Scientific Evaluation, Takeda Venture Inc. located in Palo Alto, CA USA
2001
Manager, Strategic Research Planning, Takeda
1996
Assistant Research Head, Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda
1992
Researcher, Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda

Kenichi IshitomiManaging Director

2015
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc.(to present)
2013
Operating Officer, Advanced Media.Inc.
2012
Operating Officer, Hikari Tsushin,Inc.
2011
Head of Institutional Equity Sales Department, Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.
1988
Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

Yoshiyuki GotoManaging Director

2015
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2011
Board Member, Whiz Partners Inc.
1996
Director, Business Corporations Department 1, Nomura Securities

Hiroshi FujiotoManaging Director

2017
Managing Director, Whiz Partners Inc.(to present)
2008
Executive Portfolio Manager, DIAM Co.,Ltd.
1998
Head of currency options, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1983
The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.

Directors and Associate Directors

Toshiyuki MoriPh.D., Director, Chief Scientific Officer

2014
Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2009
Director, Alliance Group, General Manager Office, Pharmaceutical
Research Division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
2008
Senior Director, Technology and Alliance Management, Takeda San Francisco, Inc.
2005
Research Head, Biomedical Research Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
1995
U.S. National Cancer Institute
Visiting Fellow 1995 – 1998, Visiting Associate 1998 – 2000,
Special Expert 2000 – 2001, Staff Scientist 2001 – 2005
1995
Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Hokkaido University, Japan
1990
Pharmacist License, by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan

Tatsuya YamadaDirector

2014
Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2012
Associate Director, Whiz Partners Inc.
2010
Associate, Whiz Partners Inc.
2009
Joined CSK Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.
2008
Joined CSK Institute for Sustainability, Ltd.
2004
Manager, Medical Project Department, Link Consulting
Associates Japan Corporation
2003
Joined Link Consulting Associates Japan Corporation

Yoshihide Ishii (Victor Stone)MD, Director

2014
Director, Whiz partners Inc. (to present)
2013
MBA, Harvard Business School
2011
Chief Executive Officer, Iron City Micro Display Inc.
(Healthcare & IT technology company, to Present)
2010
United States Marine Corps, Lieutenant Commander
2005
United States Navy: Naval Flight Surgeon
(assigned to fleet duty in the Marine Corps)
2004
Medical Doctor, Jefferson Medical College
(Licensed Physician in Virginia)

Hiroshi TakedaDirector

2016
Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2014
Manager, REANDA INTERNATIONAL LLKG
2011
Mirai Consulting Inc.
2009
Executive Officer, RH Traveler Corp.
2007
CEO, Asian Eight Corp.
2007
Head of business strategy division, Red Horse Corporation
2000
Takihyo Co., Ltd.

Yuki HasegawaPh.D., Associate Director

2016
Associate Director, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2014
Researcher , Asahi KASEI
2013
Deputy Team Leader, Center for Life Science Technologies,RIKEN
2010
Research Scientist, Omics Science Center, RIKEN, Visiting Assistant Professor, YCU
2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, Omics Science Center,RIKEN
2007
Researcher, Genome Science Center, RIKEN
2006
Ph.D in Biological Science, Yokohama City University
2000
BS majoring in Biochemistry, California State University, Hayward, USA

Auditors

Masato NakanishiAuditor

2010
Auditor, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2008
Member of the Board, Quiet Partners, Inc.
2008
Member of the Board, Repica Inc. (to present)
2003
President, Digiplug S.A.S
2002
President, Moderati Inc.
1992
Founder of Faith Inc.
1990
Joined Nintendo Corp.

Tetsuya KawakamiAuditor

2015
Auditor, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2011
President of Industry-Academia Joint Committee on Highly Qualified Human Resources in Finance
2009
Visiting Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Business Strategic Studies
2009
Auditor – Secretary of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management
2007
Principal of Panasonic Accounting University Kansai Economic Federation councilor
2007
CFO Association Japan director
2006
Executive Vice President of Matsushita Electric Industrial Company Ltd.(current Panasonic Corporation )

Toshiyuki YasudaAuditor

2015
Auditor, Whiz Partners Inc. (to present)
2010
Board of Directors, Nomura Foundation
2004
Managing Executive Officer, Nomura Facilities Co.,Ltd.
1998
Chief Secretary, Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd.

PAGE TOP