Innovation Connect Inc, CEO
Shota recently left Fintech and Innovation Office of the Financial Services Agency(FSA) and founded Innovation Connect Inc. At FSA, he was in charge of overseeing the team to bring overseas FinTech companies to Japan. He started his financial career at Goldman Sachs and later worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Bank and a Hong Kong-based family office before joining Everest Ventures Group, a FinTech venture studio, at its launch. He spent most of his career in Hong Kong and returned to Japan when he joined the FSA. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University in 2008.