Yoshiki Sasaki – Founding Partner
Former Board of Director at Alibaba Group, CEO of Social Impact Solutions Limited.
BE mechanical engineering (1973) and ME systems engineering (1976) at Kyoto University. Sales manager and engineer at Hitachi, Ltd. (steel rolling plants, FA systems) Industry Consultant at SRI International (1988). Executive board member at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd (JAIC) (1996), 150 exits from South East Asian investment after Asian Crisis. Started first Japanese funds to invest in China (2001) and Vietnam (2006), distressed debt fund in South East Asia (2003), and first Japanese fund to invest in biotechnology (2003). Invested in Alibaba (2002) and was board member.
After retiring JAIC as senior managing director in 2008, supervising $90 growth fund to invest in South East Asia funded by Development Bank of Japan and a NEC subsidiary. And he created several startups which was integrated under Social Impact Solutions Co., Ltd (2019). The group companies are active in healthcare service for seniors, agribusiness and startup investing, accelerator management, technology investment banking and new material development.