The Directors have extensive senior level experience in private and publicly held international companies, both within and outside the financial services sector. The Directors of the Company, their age and positions are as follows:

Keiichiro Takishima
Chief Executive Officer

Keiichiro Takishima graduated from the faculty of economics at Keio University in 1969 and went on to complete an MBA at Michigan State University, USA two years later. In 1973 he established and was appointed CEO of Dainichi Sangyo, KK. He went on to establish the Funai Investment Company Ltd, under the instruction of Yukio Funai in 1987, holding the position of Executive Director, and established Yes Corporation a year later. Keiichiro has since been appointed Adviser and Representative to a number of investment and fund management companies, both in Japan, the USA and Europe. Keiichiro is a founding member of General R&R and remains Representative Director.

Yoshio Nakajima
Executive Director

Yoshio Nakajima joined the Ministry of Finance in Japan in 1966 and went on to hold a number of influential positions within the Ministry including Head of Administration Section of Budget Bureau, Secretary to The Prime Minister (Kaifu Cabinet, Miyazawa Cabinet) and Vice-Chief of Budget Bureau, before retiring in 1995 as Head of Institute of Finance. Yoshio is a founding member of Association R&R and holds the post of Trustee/Administration Officer.

Shuichiro Tamaki
Chief Financial Officer

Shiichiro Tamaki joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited in 1956 and was initially appointed to the New York branch, where he worked for ten years, in charge of various international projects. By 1986 he had become Executive Managing Director of the Industrial Bank of Japan and an Advisor to them four years later. He went on to hold the posts of Advisor to Tokiwa Kosan Co. Ltd, Representative Director/Vice-President of JAMEX, Director of the Four Seasons Hotels Inc and Special Advisor to Global USA Inc. Shiichiro is a founding member of Associated R&R and holds the post of Trustee/Administration Officer.

Will David
non-executive director

Will David has more than 20 years’ experience working in corporate advisory and broking roles for small and mid cap companies. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Advanced Power Components plc. and Cello Group plc. Will has also worked as Non-Executive
Chairman of Polaron Group plc. and Orca Interactive Limited and also worked at Investec Henderson Crosthwaite, PricewaterhouseCoopers ,Hoare Govett & Co and The London Stock Exchange. During his professional career Will has worked on over 20 flotations for clients across a range of sectors. His experience also includes acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers and secondary fundraisings and provision of advice on corporate governance matters.