Based on co-creation with domestic and overseas partners, we will expand the computing world that VAIO has created not only on the ground, but also to the sky, the sea, and other places that cannot be reached by manned. The company provides solutions for drone business, service providers, and end users, and also aim to contribute to building an ecosystem for the development of the drone industry by engaging in an open and flat dialog with all parties involved in the drone industry.
President and CEO
After working at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, McCann Erickson, and Recruit, joined an IoT device developer and manufacturer as COO. In 2020, he joined DRONE FUND and led the new investment of the 3rd fund. In February 2023, he assumed the position of President and CEO of VFR Inc.
Joined Sony Corporation in 1998. From 2014, after working as PC developer and smartphone developer PL at VAIO Corporation, engaged in new business and development with start-up companies. From 2020, Manager of Development Dept of VFR Inc., Director from April 2023.
Founded Creative Hope Co., Ltd. in 2002 and became its chairman in 2013. In September 2018, he became the co-founder/representative partner of DRONE FUND. Business Breakthrough University/Graduate School Professor.
Joined Sony Corporation in 1992.
Appointed Director, Executive Vice President & CFO, VAIO Corporation in 2014. In March 2021 he also became an Outside Director of VFR Inc.
Former permanent auditor of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. After serving as president and chairman of SMBC affiliated companies, he is currently an outside auditor of several listed companies and venture companies. He became an advisor to VFR Inc. in January 2021, and became the auditor since 2022.