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Profile of ProNed Inc.

Honorary Chairman

Dr. Sadayuki Sakakibara

Sadayuki Sakakibara, Honorary Chairman

Education & Academic Career:
1965Bachelor Degree of Applied Chemistry from Nagoya University
1967Master Degree of Applied Chemistry from Nagoya University
2010Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Rhode Island, USA
2013Honorary Degree in Industrial Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy

Professional Career:
1967Joined Toray Industries, Inc.
1996Vice President, General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept.
2001Executive Vice President,
2010Chairman of the Board
2015Chief Senior Advisor, Chief Senior Counselor
2017Senior Advisor
2018Special Advisor

Official Posts / Other Industrial Activities:
2004-2014Member of Administrative Council, Nagoya University
2005-2007Chairman, The Japan Carbon Fiber Manufacturer Association (JCMA)
2005-2006President, Japan Chemical Fibers Association (JCFA)
2006-2007Guest Professor, Graduate School of Policy Studies, Chuo University
2007-2011Vice Chairman, Nippon Keidanren
2008-2010Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, Government of Japan
2008-2012Member of Advisory Board Meeting, Tokyo University
2009-Member of Administrative Council, ANA HOLDINGS INC.
2010-2014Board of Director, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd
2010-2015Chairman, Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society (JTECS)
2011-2012Chairman, the 19th EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee
2011-2013Representative Director, Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN)
2011-2014Vice Chairman, Japan-China Economic Association
2011-2015Member of EU-JAPAN Business Round Table
2011-2013Member of Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan
2012-Chairman, Japan Science Foundation (JSF)
2013-2014Member of the Industrial Competitiveness Council, Government of Japan
2013-2018Board of Director, Hitachi, Ltd.
2014-2016Chairman, Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
2014-2018Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
2014-2018Chairman, Industrial Structure Council, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan
2014-2018Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, Government of Japan
2016-Member of the Growth Strategy Council towards Investment for the Future, Government of Japan
2017Chairman, 2025 Japan World Expo Committee
2017Chairman, Fiscal System Council, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan
2018-Honorary Chair, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

2008DSPN, Dato’ship from Penang, Malaysia
2009France-Japan Investment Award
2010Republic of Korea, Gold Tower Industrial Medal
2011Mainichi Newspapers Economist Award
2012Chevalier, l'Ordre National de la Legion d'honneur, France
2012Business Statesman of the Year, Harvard Business School Club of Japan
2012The 3rd class Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Estonia
2013Grande Ufficiale of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, Italy
2015The National Order of the Southern Cross, Brasil

President & Representative Director

Isao Sakai

Isao Sakai President & Representative Director

1985 BA, Law, The University of Tokyo
1990 MBA/MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
1985 Joined Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
1990 MBA/MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
1993 Chief Representative, Hong Kong & Sheng Cheng Offices,Uniden Corporation
1995 Group Manager, Marketing Division, Apple Computer Japan
1997 Joined Egon Zehnder International
2000 Managing Director, Europe@web Japan
2003 Partner, Egon Zehnder International
2008 President & Representative Director, ProNed Inc.

Our Advisory Board Members

Mr. Yuji Harada, Chairman

Mr.Yoshiaki Yamauchi

1974 BA, Economics, Kyusyu University
Joined The Sumitomo Bank, Ltd.
1995 General Manager, San Francisco Branch,
The Sumitomo Bank, Ltd.
1997 General Manager, Planning Dept., Americas Div.,
The Sumitomo Bank Ltd.
1999 General Manager, Hong Kong Branch,
The Sumitomo Bank, Ltd.
2002 Executive Officer & General Manager,
International Banking Div.,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
2004 Joined Japan Research Institute
Senior Managing Director,
in charge of consulting think tank and overseas IT Div.
2008 Joined Mazda Motor Corporation
Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer,
in charge of Finance, Global Public Relations,
CSR & Environment, Domestic Fleet Sales
2017 Outside Director, Nippon Chemiphar Co., Ltd.
※alphabetical order

Mr. Philippe D. Monnier

Mr. Philippe D. Monnier

Philippe D. Monnier grew up in Japan, Mexico and Switzerland. His studies include Civil Engineering (ITESM/Mexico), MBA (Wharton) and Intellectual Property Strategy (Harvard). He is currently engaged for several organizations as board member, management consultant, university lecturer, book author and business journalist. His language abilities encompass six European languages and Japanese. Previous positions include Executive Director at Greater Geneva Berne area, Senior Vice President at Schindler Management Ltd., Co-founder of three e-business start-ups in Switzerland and Japan, Managing Director at Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd., Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co.

Mr.Norihiko Tanikawa

Mr.Yoshiaki Yamauchi

1968 BA, Economics, The University of Tokyo
Joined The Fuji Bank, Ltd.
1993 Senior Managing Director, a member of the Board,
Fuji Wolfensohn Int’l (M&A Advisory Firm ), New York
1998 Visiting Lecturer,
The E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
2002 Senior Vice President in charge of Corporate Planning,
Compliance & Subsidiary Companies Management,
NSK, Ltd.
2006 President & CEO, NSK-Chugai, Ltd.
2008‐2011 Chairman, Board of Directors, Eisai, Ltd.
2012 President, Tanikawa Associates

Mr. David Tropp

Mr. David Tropp

David received his AB degree in mathematics from Harvard College in 1984, and his MBA and MA degrees from the Wharton School's Lauder Institute program in 1990, with a concentration in East Asia / Chinese language.  David joined Citibank in 1990 and subsequently joined UBS in 2005.  David's banking career spanned New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, including 14 years based in Japan and Hong Kong.  David's primary focus in banking was corporate finance and M&A, and he spent three years early in his career in planning and audit functions.  David also worked for four years at two technology companies in the Boston area prior to his banking career.