Management Team

Director

President and CEO
Hideto Fujino

Founded Rheos Capital Works in 2003 following a career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jardine Fleming (currently JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management) and Nomura Asset Management. Has served as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) since the founding. Abundant experience as a fund manager with a deep expertise in small mid cap and emerging growth equity investments.


Director
Mitsuhiro Yuasa

Founded Rheos Capital Works in 2003 following a career at Rothschild Asset Management and Gartmore Asset Management. Extensive experience in analysis and management of emerging growth stock portfolios and long/short equity hedge funds. Deep knowledge of Japanese and global asset management industry.


Director
Jiro Iwata

Developed numerous IT solutions and served as a systems project leader at Toshiba. He became a director of I&AS in January 2004, providing systems consultation for domestic financial instruments providers. Subsequently co-founded Gaitame Online and served as the director in charge of foreign exchange transactions, leading the company to a leadership position in the industry through the implementation of advanced information technology platforms. Believes in the potential to implement information technology for statistical and basic analysis.


Director
Miki Shiramizu

Began her career as an equity trader at Daiichi Securities (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities), followed by Sony Life insurance and then participated in the founding of DJLdirect Securities (currently Rakuten Securities). Experienced in corporate planning, administration and the management of customer services over many years in the internet securities industry before joining Rheos Capital Works in 2008. Appointed director in 2009.


Director
Takashi Fujimoto

Joined Japan Development Bank in 1971. Served as Head of Business Development Department and Head of International Operation Department. Successively held various posts as Executive Director of SECOM General Insurance Co., Ltd in 2001, President & CEO of Tomakomai Port Development Co.,ltd in 2007. President & CEO of Nakano Sunplaza in 2012. Appointed director of Rheos Capital Works in June 2016.


Director
Moriyoshi Matsumoto

Joined Japan Line Co.Ltd. (currently Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd) in 1982. Joined Japan Asia Investment Co, Ltd in 1989 and served as Director. Served as President & CEO of JAIC America Inc. in 2007, Representative Director of Japan Asia Investment Co, Ltd in 2009 and Board Chairman in 2012. Appointed Representative Director of WM Partners in 2013 (present post). Appointed director of Rheos Capital Works in June 2016.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Tatsunosuke Kagaya

Joined Showa Audit Corporation (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC) in 1972. Registered as certified public accountant in 1976. Joined Ota Showa Audit Corporation (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC) in 1994. Appointed outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Sanyei Corporation in 2009 and Obayashi Corporation in 2010. Appointed full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Rheos Capital Works in June 2016.


Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Kazuhiro Yasuda

Lawyer since 1998, HORI & PARTNERS, Financial Services Agency, IS Holdings, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation. Appointed Audit & Supervisory Board Member to Rheos Capital Works in 2015.


Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Koji Wada

Certified Public Accountants since 1994. PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs Japan, Pro Staff Solutions. Appointed Audit & Supervisory Board Member to Rheos Capital Works in 2015.