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Board Members

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Members Introduction

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President and
Chief Executive Officer

Tetsuro Yoshimatsu

Graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science. Worked at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture PLC) before founding istyle in July of 1999. Assumed role of Representative Director and President of the company. In December of 1999, the cosmetics and beauty site @cosme was launched. In 2012, the company was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He currently provides support to those in the arts and athletics through the istyle Art Sports Foundation. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee of the Association of Corporate Executives of Japan.

Director and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President of Global Segment

Kei Sugawara

Received his MBA from the University of Bristol. Joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture PLC) in 1996.Joined Arthur D. Little (Japan) in 2000. He has been involved in planning istyle since its founding, and in 2004, he assumed a full time position on the Board of Directors. He is currently serving as Director and CFO at istyle. He also holds the positions of Director of Global Business and Director/Representative Partner of iSGS Investment Works.

Director

Meyumi Yamada

Graduated from the Faculty of Biological Science & Technology at Tokyo University of Science. After working in product development at a cosmetics manufacturer, she began to independently publish an email newsletter. This newsletter led to the planning of @cosme and the launch of the website. As co-founder of istyle, she serves as Director. She has also held positions on Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry committees related to consumer and Internet affairs.

Director(Outside)

Masamichi Naka

Graduated from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Keio Gijuku University. Received a master's degree from the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio Gijuku University.
1989: Joined Salomon Brothers Asia Ltd. working in the Foreign Bond Sales Department.
1999: Assumed the position of Director of the Bond Department when Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc. was founded. Promoted to Managing Director the following year. Made responsible for the entire Bond Group and set numerous records as top salesman.
2009: Promoted to Executive Vice President of Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
2010: Established StormHarbour Japan Ltd. and assumed the role of Managing Director.
2011: Appointed as Company Auditor for GLM.Co.,LTD. (Current Position)
2012: Received the award for the Most Innovative Boutique House of the Year from the Financial Times.
2014: Assumed the position of Director or Asuka Asset Management Co., Ltd.
2014: Appointed as Director of eWeLL Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
2014: Appointed as Director of istyle Inc. (Current Position)
2014: Appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors for StormHarbour Japan Ltd.
2014: Appointed as Director of Geniee, Inc. (Current Position)
2015: Appointed as Director of Prevent SAST Insurance Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
2016: Established Boardwalk Capital Inc. and assumed the role of Managing Director. (Current Position)

Director(Outside)

Yasuharu Ishikawa

Born on December 15, 1970 in Okayama City. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Okayama University. Received MBA from Kyoto University.
Started first business in 1994 at age 23. In 1995, founded Cross Company Co., Ltd. (now Stripe International Inc.). Launched the SPA (specialty store retailer of private label apparel) "earth, music&ecology" in 1999. This company has now expanded to over 30 brands. The total number of outlets in Japan and overseas has grown to 1,400 stores.
The lifestyle businesses/platforms under this brand's umbrella include the fashion subscription service, "Mechakari"; the adult e-commerce department store, "Stripe Department"; and "hotel koe tokyo," a hotel and global flagship retail store.
Actively involved in cultural exchange and efforts to help stimulate the economy locally in Okayama through work as Chairman for the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation's Ishikawa Culture Promotion Foundation and as the Overall Producer for the large-scale international modern art exhibition, "Okayama Art Exchange."

Director(Outside)

Yasukane Matsumoto

Yasukane Matsumoto

Born in 1984 in Toyama Prefecture.
Joined A.T. Kearney after graduating from Keio Gijuku University. Noticed inefficiencies in the ¥6 trillion printing industry while working on a cost reduction project, leading him to found "Raksul Inc." in September of 2009 hopes of revolutionizing the industry with the power of the internet. Raksul is a sharing platform that utilizes printer downtime. Started the distribution sharing platform "Hacobell" in December 2015. Listed on the "Mothers" Tokyo Stock Exchange market in 2018.
Took 1st place in the Forbes JAPAN Entrepreneur Ranking.

Corporate Auditor(Outside)

Hitoshi Hara

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Osaka City University.
1992: Joined the Asahi Audit Corporation (now KPMG AZSA LLC.)
1997: Registered as a Certified Public Accountant.
2001: Appointed as the executive secretary of Intraset Co., Ltd.
2005: 2005: Joined Toyo Shinyaku Co., Ltd. as the Management Planning Director and the General Manager of the Management Headquarters.
2008: Appointed as Company Auditor for istyle Inc.

Auditor (Outside)

Kenji Miyako

Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Keio Gijuku University. Representative of Altas Group (Altas Tax Accountants' Corporation, Altas Co., Ltd, Altas Partners Limited Liability Company, etc.)
After graduating from university, worked at Arthur Andersen LLP managing international tax and accounting, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tax affairs, and financial product development (aircraft leasing), etc.
After becoming independent, established Altas Tax Accountants' Corporation, which provides advice on tax accounting matters.
Assumed the role of Managing Director when establishing Altas Co., Ltd, which mainly provides consultancy services for both public offering of stocks preparation and business restructuring matters.
Presently working as an external director/company auditor for istyle, Inc. and many other public-listed and unlisted companies.

Auditor (Outside)

Makiko Nakamori

Certified Public Accountant. Graduated from the Department of Business Administration within the Faculty of Economics at Kyoto University. After leaving the corporate planning department of The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (now NTT), she joined Arthur Andersen LLP. (now KPMG AZSA LLC.) .
Established Nakamori CPA Offices after becoming a registered Certified Public Accountant, and now takes part in a wide range of company auditing and accounting work.
Possesses many years of experience as an external director for numerous publicly listed and startup companies.
Appointed as Company Auditor for istyle Inc. in December 2006. Also currently appointed as an external director for M&A Capital Partners Co., Ltd.; LIFULL Co., Ltd.; Itochu Techno-Solutions Co., Ltd; and TeamSpirit Inc.

Beauty Service

Hajime Endo

Born in 1973. Graduated from Keio University.
After holding positions at companies such as Funai Consulting Inc. and Tashiro Co., Ltd., he was appointed as a member of the board at cosme next Co., Ltd. in January 2007, joining the istyle Group.
Appointed president and CEO of cosme next in July 2014. Appointed Executive Officer of istyle Inc. in July 2015 and promoted to Senior Vice President in July 2018.
Additionally, as President and CEO of istyle Retail (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and iMakers Inc., is working to consolidate istyle Group's distribution operations domestically and globally.

On Platform

Kensaku Hamada

With a background in consulting, entered istyle Inc. in April of 2005.
Appointed general manager of istyle Inc.'s Service Development Division in 2012, engaging in cosmetics industry service development. Appointed as an Executive Officer of istyle Inc. in July 2015, promoted to Senior Vice President in July 2018. Additionally, serves on the boards of cosme next Co. Ltd., cosme.com Inc., Eat Smart Inc., and Media Globe Co., Ltd.

Vice President(VP)

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Corporate Engine

Masafumi Masuda

Vice President(VP)

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Corporate Engine / Technology / Platform

Shigeyuki Watanabe

Vice President(VP)

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Corporate Engine

Keisuke Suzuki

Vice President(VP)

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Platform

Shuntaro Kondo

Vice President(VP)

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On Platform

Masataka Ishiguri

Vice President(VP)

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Global

Raphael Jutant

Vice President(VP)

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Global

Tadashi Yoshida

Associated Vice President(AVP)

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Corporate Engine

Jo Okada

Associated Vice President(AVP)

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Technology

Shinya Matsuda

Associated Vice President(AVP)

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Platform / On Platform

Akiko Katsunami

Associated Vice President(AVP)

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Platform / On Platform

Yusuke Hatae

Associated Vice President(AVP)

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Platform / On Platform / Beauty Service

Miku Motohashi

Associated Vice President(AVP)

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On Platform

Takeshi Shibuya

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CCO

Hideaki Ooki

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CTO

Yuuki Takezawa