Taka is the CEO of Nihon Stery, a leading medical equipment sterilization servicing company in Japan. Nihon Stery, with over 3500 employees, aims to become the medical partner for hospitals by expanding its service lines as well as growing globally outside of Japan. Nihon Stery is a subsidiary of Miraca group a publicly listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Prior to Nihon Stery, Taka was co-founder and partner at Asia United Capital, a cross-border venture capital firm focusing on Japan-China growth/arbitrage opportunities based in Tokyo, Japan. Taka founded Asia United Capital in July 2011 with his long-time friend and GE colleague O Koo (China) and seeks to invest in innovative IT and consumer retail ventures. Earlier, Taka was a Partner at Globis Capital Partners (Tokyo), one of the leading independent Japanese VC firms, where he led the IT services and the retail services investment initiatives.
Before becoming a venture capitalist 7 years ago, Taka worked at GE Capital (UK) integrating a newly acquired venture, i-group. He was also on the GE Corporate Audit staff (US, France, UK, Australia, China, Singapore, Philippines, & Japan) and on a global task force driving new GE initiatives, in addition to consulting, process re-engineering, internal audits, and special projects. He was at a new location, with a new team, and a new assignment every 4 months. Prior to GE, Taka worked at Mitsui & Co. managing a palm oil/fatty acid derivative joint venture in Malaysia and distributing their products globally.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Taka holds an MBA from London Business School. He holds a BA in law and politics from Gakushuin University, where he was captain of the equestrian team, leading it to Best 8 in the All-Japan equestrian games.
Taka spent 6 years of his elementary days at Houston, Texas. He is now happily living in Tokyo with his wife Rieko, and newborn son Tiger Hata, and a black toy poodle 'Sherlock'. He is a sports lover and plays tennis every weekend.
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