ProNed - Promotion of Non Executive Director

Profile of ProNed Inc.

About ProNed

ProNed Inc. Isao Sakai
President and Representative Director
Contact Level 10, Nishi Shimbashi 1-chome Kawate Bldg.
1-5-8 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
TEL:03-6268-8186 FAX:03-6268-8187
We offer

1. Board Academy (Seminars and Training)

2. Board Review (Consulting Services on Corporate Governance)

3. Introduction of independent directors / auditors

4. Executive Search

5. Appraisal / Coaching on executive officers


Officer Profile

Isao Sakai, President & Representative Director

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.

Mr. David Tropp, Principal Advisor

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.

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.Kenichi Tanaka

Mr.Kenichi Tanaka

Mr.Tanaka received his bachelor's degree in Law from Kyoto University. He joined Toray Industries, Inc. in 1962 where he was principally engaged in overseas operations. Mr.Tanaka was stationed abroad for 11 years, including postings in New York, Penang and Hong Kong. At Toray International, Inc., he held a variety of senior positions including President and Chairman. In 2003, Mr. Tanaka became President of Chori Co., Ltd., a company specialized in China business. He also served as Representative Director at DirectForce, a non-profit organization of senior executives active in supporting venture business, management training and recruitment of outside directors and auditors, from 2007.

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


ProNed Inc.
Level 10, Nishi Shimbashi 1-chome Kawate Bldg.
1-5-8 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
TEL:03-6268-8186 FAX:03-6268-8187


"Uchisaiwaicho" station on Toei Subway Mita-Line -1-minute walk from exit A4
"Toranomon" station on Tokyo Metro Ginza-Line~4-minute walk from exit 10
"Shimbashi" station on JR Yamanote-Line, Keihin Tohoku-Line and Toei Subway
Asakusa-Line~4-minute walk