Nobuo Sayama, Founder and Co-partner of Integral Private Equity Investment, has been appointed as High Commissioner at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. High Commissioner Sayama will represent Japan in the Global Startup Committee of the Grand Assembly.
Nobuo .Sayama @wbaforum.org
He is a founder and co-partner of Integral which is a Japan based private equity investment, (1st result was 26% IRR, and 2.6% MOI) and currently the asset under management of 3rd fund is USD 700 mil with operating 18 portfolio companies including Skymark airlines, Yoji Yamamoto (Clothing), QB house (Quick Barbershop, USD 10 cost) and so on. Integral is regarded as the best turnaround manager in Japan. Job History: l Teijin Corporation (Research Division of Polyester, Ehime 1976-87) l Mitsui Bank ( General Manager at M&A Dept, Tokyo 1987-90, NY 90-96, Tokyo 96-98) l Unison Capital (Founded as the 1st Japanese PE funds, Co-CEO, 1998-2004) l GCA (Co-founder, CEO, 2004-13, 1st IPO as M&A Advisory in 2006) l Integral Corporation (Co-founder, Partner, 2007-today) l Skymark Airlines Inc. (Chairman, 2015-today) l Hitotsubashi Univerity, Business School of Business Administration (Professor 2004-2018, Visiting Prof. 2018- today ) l Kyoto University, Graduate Schoold of Management (Adjunct Professor, 2007- today) l Kyoto University, Graduare Schoold of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivabiliy, (Specially Appointed Professor 2019-today ) Education: l Kyoto University ( Dept. of Enginerring Polymer Chemistry, BS in 1976) l New York University (Stern Schoo of Business, MBA in 1994) l Tokyo Institute of Technology ( Dept of Industrial Engineering, Ph.D in 1999) Asscciation: l The Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals ( Executive Director) l Japan Corporate Finance Association and the Japanese Associatation of Management Accounting l A member of committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ( Inc. MBOcomitte and pre-packagedfiling comitte)
Amy Yoshida, Former Vice President, Goldman Sachs Japan, has been appointed as Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Yoshida will represent Japan in the Global Woman Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly.
After graduating from New York University, joined at the finance department of Toyota Motor Corporation as the first professional woman and then was scouted by Morgan Stanley as the 1st female FX trader and again scouted by Goldman Sachs as an institutional sales for FX and Fixed income, achieving the top sales there. Then I was invited to become a senior VP at corporate sales in Deutsche Bank and enjoyed No,1 sales. After spending 10 years at financial institutions, I decided to retire earlier to start my own 3 business by setting up my company for investing in international properties and startups, publishing 20 books and consulting with VCs for fund raising in Japan.