Keiichi Yoneshima Joins Akatsuki as Head of Finance & IR

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Akatsuki Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO Genki Shiota, hereafter “Akatsuki”) announces that Keiichi Yoneshima has joined the company as head of Finance and IR functions.
Prior to joining Akatsuki, Mr. Yoneshima worked as an equity analyst covering the telecommunications and internet sector at many securities firms, including Barclays and Credit Suisse. Leveraging this past experience, Mr. Yoneshima will take charge of the Finance and IR functions of Akatsuki.

Pictured from left: CSO Kazushige Shimizu, Keiichi Yoneshima, CFO Tomoya Ogawa

◼︎Profile of Keiichi Yoneshima
After graduating in 1994 from Keio University (School of Science and Technology), Mr. Yoneshima completed graduate studies (also at Keio University) in 1996, majoring in computer science. Upon graduation, he worked for International Digital Communications Inc. as internet services product manager. He entered the financial services industry in 2000, working as an equity research analyst covering the telecommunications and internet sector . He has worked for a number of securities firms, including J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and Barclays. Most recently, prior to joining Akatsuki, Mr. Yoneshima was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse.

◼︎Message from Keiichi Yoneshima
I am very pleased to be joining Akatsuki. I sense there is an opportunity to leverage my almost 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry at this company. Akatsuki is a “colorful” place and I hope to offer new “colors” myself and incorporate the wide variety of opportunities that arise, working both individually and as a member of the team. Embracing the “heart driven” approach that strives for emotion and co-creativity, I look forward to driving growth of myself and those around us.

◼︎Message from Tomoya Ogawa
My candid feeling at this time is that “it has been worth the wait these past four years.”
I felt that I wanted to work with Mr. Yoneshima since I had contact with him in my previous job. We asked him to join us at the time of Akatsuki’s IPO, but the timing was not right and he rejected our offer. After four years of continued invitations he is at last joining us now, reminding us that persistence is everything. We are excited to be working with Mr. Yoneshima and the potential for new developments, not only in terms of financial activities and communications with equity markets, but across the whole of Akatsuki.

◼︎Akatsuki Company Profile
Akatsuki’s vision is for “A Heart Driven World,” a world where we awaken to our potential. Through mobile gaming and live experiences, Akatsuki develops and provides entertainment that offers excitement and connections between people. At Akatsuki, we put our hearts into our work, creating experiences that move people and make the world a more colorful place.

Founded June 2010
Capital 2,755 million JPY (End of December 2019)
Representative CEO Genki Shiota
Office 8F Oak Meguro, 2-13-30 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan 141-0021
Businesses Mobile Gaming, Live Experiences