Company Profile

Board Members

President & Chief Executive Officer

Issei Ainoura

Apr. 1986
Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.
Apr. 2000
President and Representative Director of Card Call Service, Inc. (now GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.)
Dec. 2003
Director of MTI Ltd.
Mar. 2006
Director of GMO Internet, Inc.
Dec. 2011
CEO and Representative Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2012
President and Chief Executive Officer of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2014
Managing Director and Head of Group Payment Processing Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2016
Deputy CEO and Head of Group Payment Processing Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2022
Director and Executive Vice President, Head of Group Payment Processing Division of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

Chairman & Director

Masatoshi Kumagai

May 1991
CEO of VoiceMedia, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Sep. 1999
CEO of MagClick, Inc. (now GMO AD Partners, Inc.)
Apr. 2000
Director of MagClick, Inc. (now GMO AD Partners, Inc.)
Aug. 2001
Representative Director and Chairman of iSLE, Inc. (now GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.)
Apr. 2002
Chairman of the Board of GMO Research Institute (now GMO Research, Inc.) (Present)
Mar. 2003
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Global Media Online, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Mar. 2003
Chairman of iSLE, Inc. (now GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.) (Present)
Mar. 2004
Chairman of the Board of paperboy&co, Inc. (now GMO Pepabo, Inc.) (Present)
Mar. 2004
Chairman of the Board of GMO Mobile&Desktop Inc. (now GMO Media, Inc.) (Present)
Dec. 2004
Chairman of the Board of Card Commerce Service, Inc. (now GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.)
Mar. 2007
Chairman of the Board of MagClick, Inc. (now GMO AD Partners, Inc.)
May 2008
Group CEO and Representative Director of GMO Internet, Inc.
Apr. 2009
Chairman of the Board of Inovex, Inc. (now GMO TECH, Inc.) (Present)
Dec. 2011
President and Chairman of the Board of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2012
Chairman and Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2015
Director of GMO AD Partners, Inc.
Mar. 2016
Chairman of the Board of GMO AD Partners, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2022
Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

Director, Executive Vice President
General Manager of Corporate Value Creation Strategy Division

Ryu Muramatsu

Apr. 1994
Joined Japan Associated Finance Co., Ltd. (now JAFCO Group Co., Ltd.)
Dec. 1999
Representative Director of Payment One, Inc.
May 2001
Representative Director and CEO of Payment One, Inc.
Dec. 2004
Managing Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Office of Card Commerce Service, Inc. (now GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.)
Dec. 2007
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Office of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Oct. 2009
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Office, in charge of Investment Strategy of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Oct. 2010
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Office, in charge of Investment Strategy and Corporate Strategy of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Nov. 2010
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of Corporate Planning Office, in charge of Investment Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Products and Services Strategy of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2010
Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Planning Office, in charge of Investment Strategy, Corporate Strategy and Products and Services Strategy of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Oct. 2012
Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Value Creation Strategy Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)

Director, Executive Vice President
General Manager of Corporate Support Division

Satoru Isozaki

Apr. 1984
Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.
Jan. 1998
General Manager of System Department of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Jan. 2006
Chairman, in charge of Finance Sector Delivery of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Jul. 2007
Executive Board Member, in charge of Application Innovation Service of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Apr. 2009
Executive Board Member, in charge of ITS Delivery of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Sep. 2011
Senior Executive Officer, in charge of System Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Oct. 2011
Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of System Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2011
Managing Director, General Manager of System Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Oct. 2012
Managing Director, General Manager of System Division, General Manager of IT Strategy Planning Office of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2012
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of System Division, General Manager of IT Strategy Planning of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Feb. 2013
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of System Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2014
Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of System Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Oct. 2017
Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Support Division of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)

Director

Masashi Yasuda

Apr. 2000
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
Apr. 2000
Joined InterQ Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Sep. 2001
Head of Corporate Strategy Office of Global Media Online, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Mar. 2002
Director, Head of Corporate Strategy of Global Media Online, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Mar. 2003
Executive Director, in charge of Group Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations of Global Media Online, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Mar. 2005
Managing Director, Head of Management Division, in charge of Group Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations of Global Media Online, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
May 2008
Managing Director, Head of Group Management Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2013
Managing Director, Deputy to Group CEO, Head of Group Management Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2015
Deputy CEO, Deputy to Group CEO, Head of Group Management Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2016
Director of GMO Media, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2016
Director of GMO CLOUD K.K. (now GMO GlobalSign Holdings K.K.) (Present)
Mar. 2016
Director of GMO Pepabo, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2016
Director of GMO Research, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2016
Director of GMO AD Partners, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2016
Director of GMO TECH, Inc. (Present)
Jun. 2016
Director of GMO Click Holdings, Inc. (now GMO Financial Holdings, Inc.) (Present)
Jun. 2016
Outside Statutory Auditor of Aozora Trust Bank, Ltd. (now GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd.)
Dec. 2016
Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Jun. 2019
Outside Director of GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd. (Present)
Mar. 2022
Director and Executive Vice President, Deputy to Group CEO, Group CFO, Head of Group Management Division of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

Director

Hirofumi Yamashita

Apr. 1985
Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.
Feb. 2002
General Manager of Financial Solutions and Service Development Division of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Apr. 2007
Joined GMO Internet, Inc.
Acting Head of Group Systems Support Office of GMO Internet, Inc.
Apr. 2008
Head of Group Systems Support Office of GMO Internet, Inc.
Jan. 2009
General Manager of Systems Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2009
Director and General Manager of Systems Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Dec. 2010
External Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Mar. 2011
Executive Director and General Manager of Systems Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Jun. 2011
External Director of GMO CLICK Securities, Inc.
Mar. 2013
Executive Director, Head of Group Systems Division, General Manager of Systems Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2015
Managing Director, Head of Group Systems Division, General Manager of Systems Division of GMO Internet, Inc.
Dec. 2018
Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2022
Executive Vice President, Head of Group Systems Division, General Manager of Systems Division of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

Director

Yuki Kawasaki

Dec. 2011
Registration as a lawyer (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Dec. 2012
Joined GMO Internet, Inc.
Oct. 2016
Manager of Group Legal Affairs Department of GMO Internet, Inc.
Apr. 2018
General Manager of Group Legal Affairs Department of GMO Internet, Inc.
Dec. 2020
Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2021
Director and General Manager of Group Legal Affairs Department of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2022
Group Executive Officer, General Manager of Group Legal Department of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

External Director

Akio Sato

Apr. 1997
Registration as a lawyer (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Mar. 2003
Establishment of Sato Law Office (Present)
Mar. 2008
Outside Corporate Auditor of POLA ORBIS HOLDINGS INC. (Present)
Dec. 2008
External Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Jun. 2015
Outside Director of Kirayaka Bank, Ltd. (Present)
Jun. 2016
Outside Director of Aozora Trust Bank, Ltd. (now GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd.) (Present)
Jul. 2017
Outside Director of U-NEXT Co., Ltd. (now USEN-NEXT HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.) (Present)

Director

Teruhiro Arai

Dec. 1999
Joined interQ Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Apr. 2001
Manager of Corporate Strategy Office of Global Media Online Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Jul. 2001
Resigned from Global Media Online Inc.(now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Jul. 2001
Established Arai Accounting Office
Dec. 2003
Returned to Global Media Online Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Apr. 2004
Head of Group Investment Strategy Office of Global Media Online Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Mar. 2005
Director and Head of Group Investment Strategy Office of Global Media Online Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Dec. 2010
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
Mar. 2020
Executive Director and Head of Group Investment Strategy Office of GMO Internet, Inc.
Apr. 2021
Executive Director in charge of Group Investment Strategy of GMO Internet, Inc.
Dec. 2021
Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2022
Group Managing Executive Officer, Head of Group Investment Strategy of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

Director

Noriko Inagaki

Jun. 2003
Joined Global Media Online, Inc. (now GMO Internet, Inc.)
Jan. 2013
Manager of Group Finance Department of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2016
General Manager of Group Finance Department of GMO Internet, Inc.
Mar. 2020
Director and General Manager of Group Finance Department of GMO Internet, Inc.
Dec. 2021
Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)
Mar. 2022
Group Executive Officer, General Manager of Group Finance Department of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)

Director

Takashi Shimahara

Apr. 1985
Joined Sumitomo Bank (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
Nov. 2006
General Manager of Maritime Finance Dept. of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Apr. 2008
General Manager of Europe Banking Dept. IV of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Jun. 2011
General Manager of Europe Banking Dept.VI of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Apr. 2013
General Manager of Trade Finance Dept. of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Apr. 2015
Member of the Board, General Manager of Global Business Promotion Dept. of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Apr. 2016
Member of the Board, General Manager of Transaction Business Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Apr. 2018
Managing Executive Officer of Ginsen Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2018
Head of Group Financial Business Promotion and Management Office of GMO Internet, Inc.
Jun. 2019
Outside Statutory Auditor of GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd. (Present)
Mar. 2020
Head of Group Financial Business Promotion and Group Internal Audit Office of GMO Internet, Inc.
Apr. 2021
General Manager of Group Risk Management Division and Head of Group Financial Business and Group Internal Audit Office of GMO Internet, Inc. (Present)
Dec. 2021
Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)

External Director

Kazutaka Yoshida

Apr. 1974
Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.
Oct. 2002
Member of the Board, General Manager of the First Financial Services Business Division of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Apr. 2004
Executive Officer, in charge of Financial Solutions Center of IBM Japan, Ltd.
Nov. 2006
Executive Officer, General Manager of IT Consulting Division of JRI Solutions Ltd. (now JSOL Corporation)
Jan. 2009
Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of the Technology Division of JSOL Corporation
Dec. 2016
External Auditor of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2021
External Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)

External Director

Kazuhiko Okamoto

Apr. 1970
Joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now Panasonic Corporation)
Oct. 1989
President of Bang & Olufsen Japan K.K
Jan. 1993
Vice President, in charge of Japanese Market of GES Division of American Express Japan Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2001
Vice President, in charge of Japanese & Korean Markets of GNES Division of American Express Japan Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2006
Deputy Representative Director of Visa Worldwide (Japan) Ltd.
Dec. 2008
Representative Director of Visa Worldwide (Japan) Ltd.
Oct. 2010
Representative Director of CyberSource KK (Japan)
Sep. 2015
Chairman of Visa Worldwide (Japan) Ltd.
Jun. 2017
External Auditor of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2021
External Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.(Present)

External Director

Yumi Hokazono

Oct. 1998
Joined Showa Ota & Co. (now Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
Apr. 2002
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
Jul. 2013
Representative of Yumi Hokazono Certified Public Accountant Office (Present)
Dec. 2018
External Auditor of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.
Dec. 2021
External Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)

External Director

Fumio Kai

Apr. 1983
Joined the Bank of Japan
Jun. 1996
Director of Management Administration Department of the Bank of Japan
Jun. 1998
Director of Personnel and Corporate Affairs Department of the Bank of Japan
Jun. 2000
Director of Payment and Settlement Systems Section of Credit Systems Office of the Bank of Japan
Oct. 2001
Director of Examination Department of the Bank of Japan
Jun. 2006
Associate Director-General of Financial System and Bank Examination Department of the Bank of Japan
Oct. 2008
General Manager of Akita Branch of the Bank of Japan
Jun. 2011
Associate Director-General of Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan
Apr. 2013
General Manager of Deposit Insurance Department of Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan (seconded from the Bank of Japan)
Jun. 2015
Full-time auditor of Chuo Labour Bank
Jun. 2019
Policy Research Director of the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
Jun. 2021
Outside Director of the Board of FIDEA Holdings Co. Ltd. (Present)
Dec. 2021
External Director of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. (Present)

Chief Managing Executive Officer
Shinichi Sugiyama
Chief Managing Executive Officer
Tatsuya Koide

Senior Managing Executive Officer
Yuichi Hisada
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Takashi Mitani

Managing Executive Officer
Tomoyuki Murakami
Managing Executive Officer
Masaru Yoshioka
Managing Executive Officer
Takeshi Yoshii
Managing Executive Officer
Katsunari Mukai
Managing Executive Officer
Kazunari Taguchi