After working for the Bank of Japan for 30 years, he was appointed as the president of Nippon Credit Bank (currently Aozora Bank) for special public management, and led the sale to Softbank, Tokio Marine, and the Orix Union. After that, he became Chairman of Marsh McLennan Companies Japan and Special Advisor to former UFJ Holdings, and became Chairman of Promontory Financial Japan, Chief Advisor of CPF Group (current position).
In 2010, after working at a financial consulting company, she established a venture capital company in San Francisco that specializes in early stage start-ups. The venture has invested in more than 100 start-up companies, mainly settlement and fintech start-ups. After that, she participated in the prestigious entrepreneurship support program "Y Combinator" and established Apto in 2014. In 2015, Apto’s service launched in the US; the UK and EU launch completed in 2019.
|Company name||Kort Valuta|
|Business services||Issuing, managing, and operating various payment/employee ID cards|
|Address||153-0051 Tokyo Meguro-ku Kamimeguro 3-6-18 TY Building 5th FLoor|
|Capital||695 million yen (Including capital reserve)|
|Directors||Mitsumaro Akai, Norihiko Akamatsu, Kazunari Kono|
Takuya Fujii (Former Chairman of Promontry Financial Japan)
Tadachiyo Nagata (Former Managing Director, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
Japan Payment Sevice Association
Member of NCB Lab.
Fintech Association of Japan
Japanese Chamber of Commerce in the UK
Authorized Prepaid Payment Instruments for Third-Party Business Issuer.
Fund transfer service registration (preparing for application)
|August 2014||RBAJ (Ripple Business Associate of Japan) Founded|
|December 2014||Ripple Japan License acquisition|
|June 2015||Joined Nippon Card Business Institute Group|
|October 2015||Company name changed to Kort Valuta Inc.|
Invested in Silicon Valley Venture
Shift Financial, Inc
|July 2016||Joined the FinTech Association of Japan|
|October 2018||Joined the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in the UK|
|January 2020||Joined the Japan Payment Sevice Association|
|February 2021||Completed PCI DSS compliance|
|March 2021||Authorized Prepaid Payment Instruments for Third-Party Business Issuer. Director-General of the Kanto Finance Bureau No. 00743|