Osamu Hoshino President & CEO
Engaged in European product planning and North American marketing at the International Division of Pioneer Corp. Engaged in the launch of lithium-ion battery business operations in Taiwan and China as part of the Nihon Denchi Corp. (currently GS Yuasa) planning division. For more than 10 years, was involved in the management of venture business through venture investing and JV establishment business at Trend Micro Corp. In 2014, established headspring, a global, open innovation company, with the aim of “providing energy systems characterized by the concept of local production for local consumption to emerging markets, utilizing his rich and varied experience in the establishment and launch of companies in 8 countries and experience in a wide range of manufacturing businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial equipment. Graduated from Keio University and obtained MBA from Graduate School of Management, McGill University.
Takanori Sugita Director & CTO
Engaged in research and development tasks related to power electronics technologies and control technologies at Meidensha Corp. Engaged in development of advanced power electronics as a technical manager for a venture company. Well-versed in semi-conductor power conversion technologies, control technologies for use in power electronics, next-generation power semi-conductor application technologies such as SiC, and special PWM generation technologies and has developed several new techniques for new energy and energy conservation systems. Also has to his credit a number of joint collaboration projects with leading companies and has contributed to the development of the power electronics business.
Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology and completed a Master’s Degree in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Yoshiki Okajima Director & CIO
Built mission critical systems as the person in charge of the Information Systems Division at the Semi-conductor Analysis Center, implemented the ISO27001 (information security management system), proposed a business model utilizing analysis data processing system, and engaged in development tasks. Has extensive experience in devising systems for mission-critical system optimization, network, communications, IT security, building server environments and social development projects at a venture company.
Graduated from Hokkaido University and completed a Master’s Course in the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University.