CEO of SBI Ripple Asia, the joint venture between Japan's FinTech giant SBI and Ripple, global leader of Distributed Financial Technology.
Prior to join SBI Ripple, he Co-founded and was CEO of VeriTrans Inc., a leading online payment solution provider in Japan.
During his tenure as CEO from 2005 to 2015, he tried to expand the business across Asia, including the JVs in China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Takashi was known as one of the youngest CEOs among public companies both on JASDAQ and on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Now serves at the Board and Advisor level at several companies and organizations in Japan, US and Indonesia.
Elected as one of “100 people to change Japan” at Nikkei Business in 2014. Also serving for Japanese Government as a committee member of some councils.