Board of Directors

Directors

Managing Director & Chairman

Oki Matsumoto

Oki Matsumoto began his career at Salomon Brothers Asia Limited in April 1987. He then joined Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. in April 1990 and was appointed General Partner of The Goldman Sachs Group, L.P. in November 1994. As a General Partner, he was Co-Head of its Tokyo Branch’s FX & Fixed Income Business and was in charge of FX and fixed income products and the related risk management. It was in April 1999 that Matsumoto jointly established (the former) Monex, Inc. with Sony Corporation. In August 2004, Matsumoto become the Representative Director and CEO of the Company (former name: Monex Beans Holdings, Inc.) upon its formation through management integration of Monex, Inc. and Nikko Beans Inc. He was named the Representative Director, Chairman and CEO of the Company in February 2011 and then assumed his current position in June 2013.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Representative Director & President, Monex, Inc. (the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary)

- Chairman of the Board of Directors, TradeStation Group, Inc. (the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary)

- Director, Coincheck, Inc. (the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary)

- Outside Director, MasterCard Incorporated

- Outside Director, UZABASE, Inc.

Managing Director & Vice Chairman Shoji Kuwashima

Shoji Kuwashima joined Nikko Securities Co., Ltd. in April 1977. He became a member of the Board of Directors of Nikko Cordial Corporation in October 2001 and was in charge of the group's technology department. Kuwashima was promoted to its Representative Director and President in December 2006, assumed the post of its Vice-Chairman in January 2008 and then retired from his position in December 2008. He served as a part-time Director of the Company from June to December in 2006. Kuwashima assumed the post of Managing Director of the Company in June 2009 and became Managing Director and Vice Chairman in February 2011.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Managing Director, Monex, Inc. (the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary)

Managing Director Takashi Oyagi

Takashi Oyagi started his career at the Bank of Japan in April 1991. After receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, he joined Goldman Sachs (Japan) Ltd. In April 1999, he joined (the former) Monex, Inc. as one of the four founding members. Oyagi joined Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. in New York in May 2004. In August 2007, he became CEO and President of MBH America, Inc., the Company’s U.S. subsidiary, upon its establishment. He was appointed Executive Director of the Company in July 2009 and implemented business developments in Beijing and Hong Kong. He assumed his current position as Chief Strategic Officer in February 2011 and became a Member of the Board of Directors in June 2011. Oyagi concurrently serves as a Chief Strategic Officer and Director for TradeStation Group, Inc., the Company’s U.S. subsidiary.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Director and Chief Strategic Officer, TradeStation Group, Inc. (the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary)

Outside & Independent Director
(Lead Independent Director)
Jun Makihara

Jun Makihara joined Goldman Sachs Co., Ltd. in September 1981 and was named a General Partner of Goldman Sachs & Co. in December 1992.  He was Co-Head of Investment Banking of its Tokyo Branch, and then became the Co-Branch Manager and Co-Head of Equity Business at the same before he was nominated as Chairman of Neoteny Co., Ltd. in July 2000. Makihara assumed his current position at the Company in June 2006.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Director, TradeStation Group, Inc. (the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary)   

   (Outside Director in substance)

- Outside Director, Shinsei Bank, Limited

- Outside Director, Philip Morris International Inc.

Outside & Independent Director Nobuyuki Idei
Founder and CEO, Quantam Leaps Corporation

Nobuyuki Idei joined Sony Corporation in April 1960. At Sony Corporation, he was appointed President and Representative Director in April 1995, Chairman and Representative Director in June 2000, and then Chairman and Representative Executive Officer in June 2003. In April 2006, Idei founded Quantum Leaps Corp. and became its Representative Director, CEO. He assumed his current position in the Company as its Director since June 2013.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Founder and CEO, Quantum Leaps Corporation

- Outside Director, FreeBit Co., Ltd.

- Outside Director, Lenovo Group Limited

Outside & Independent Director

Fujiyo Ishiguro
President & CEO, Netyear Group
Corporation

Fujiyo Ishiguro joined BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. in January 1981. After she worked for Swarovski Japan K.K,, she established Alphametrics, Inc., a consulting firm in Silicon Valley, in September 1994 and assumed the position as its president. She was named a Director of Netyear Group, Inc. in the U.S.A. in January 1999 and assumed the position of Director of Netyear Group Corporation in Japan in July 1999. She has been the Representative Director and President of Netyear Group Corporation since May 2000. She assumed her current position as Director of the Company in June 2014.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- President & CEO, Netyear Group, Inc.

- Outside Director, Hottolink, Inc.

- Outside Director, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

Outside & Independent Director

Nobuo Domae
Former Executive Vice President and
Member of the Executive Board, FAST
RETAILING CO., LTD.

Nobuo Domae joined McKinsey & Co., Inc. (Japan) in April 1993. After joining FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. in September 1998, he was named Director and Executive Vice President in November 2004, and then Executive Vice President in November 2008. He also assumed positions of President of FAST RETAILING FRANCE S.A.S. and CEO of FAST RETAILING USA, Inc. He assumed his current position as Director of the Company in June 2016.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Outside Director, DeNA Co., Ltd.

Outside & Independent Director

Masaaki Koizumi
Certified Public Accountant , KOIZUMI C.P.A. OFFICE

Representative Partner, Futaba Audit Corporation

Masaaki Koizumi has been registered as Certified Public Accountant since August 1991.  He established KOIZUMI C.P.A. OFFICE  in October 2003 and also became Representative Partner of Futaba Audit Corporation in August 2006.  He was appointed as Director of the Company in June 2018.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Certified Public Accountant , KOIZUMI C.P.A. OFFICE

- Representative Partner, Futaba Audit Corporation

- Outside Statutory Auditor, K.R.S. Corporation

- Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), TSUKUI CORPORATION

- Outside Sutatutory Auditor, IKKA Dining Project Co., Ltd.

- Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Membe), ISHIGAKI FOODS,CO., LTD

Outside & Independent Director

Shiho Konno
Attorney-at-law, Shiho Konno Habataki Law Office

Shiho Konnno was registered as a Lawyer in April 1991 and established Konno Habataki Law Office in March 2015.  She assumed her current position as Director of the Company in June 2018.

 

<Important concurrent positions at other organization>

- Attorney-at-law, Shiho Konno Habataki Law Office

- Outside Director, Kakaku.com, Inc.

- Outside Director, Alfresa Holdings Corporation

- Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Shinsei Bank, Limited

Three Committees

Nominating Committee
  • Chair  Nobuyuki Idei  Outside & Independent Director
  • Member  Fujiyo Ishiguro  Outside & Independent Director
  • Member  Nobuo Domae  Outside & Independent Director
  • Member  Jun Makihara  Outside & Independent Director
  • Member  Oki Matsumoto  Managing Director & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Representative Executive Officer, Present & Chief Executive Officer
Compensation Committee
  • Chair  Jun Makihara  Outside & Indpendent Director
  • Member  Nobuyuki Idei  Outside & Indpendent Director
  • Member  Oki Matsumoto  Managing Director & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Representative Executive Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer 
Audit Committee
  • Chair  Masaaki Koizumi  Outside & Independent Director
  • Member  Shiho Konno  Outside & Independent Director
  • Member  Nobuo Domae  Outside & Independent Director