LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

Hiroki Edo

CEO

After joining Gaiax Co., Ltd. in 2004, Edo started various businesses such as internet monitoring, cyberbullying prevention, and social application support. Following these successes he founded adish Co., Ltd., and is the current CEO. Positions in other organizations: Director at adish plus Co., Ltd., Chairman of the Board at adish International Corporation, Director at the Social Media Counseling Association.

Mitsuki Matsuda

Director/Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy & Planning Division Manager

After joining Gaiax Co., Ltd. in April 2015, Matsuda was in charge of M&A in the Business Administration Department. In October of the same year, he founded GX Incubate Inc., a subsidiary of Gaiax Co., Ltd., and assumed the position of President and CEO. After making a number of investments as a venture capitalist, Matsuda joined adish Co., Ltd. in September 2018. He promoted the public listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market in March 2020 as Business Management Department Head and Internal Audit Office Manager and became Director in the same month. In 2021, he was appointed as the Director/Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy & Planning Division Manager.

Akiko Suginohara

Director

Suginohara joined as an intern at Gaiax Co., Ltd. in 2008. After starting up the “School Guardian” Division providing cyberbullying prevention services; she joined the foundation of adish Co., Ltd. as a Director. She currently also takes the position as head of the Administration Department. In 2021, she was appointed as the Director.
She founded a sponsorship community to address gender gaps among the decision makers of IT ventures. Currently, she also serves as the COO of NPO Minna no code and an External Director of Slogan, Inc.

Hirofumi Sawa

External Director

Hirofumi Sawa

Sawa joined Fujitsu Ltd. in 1991. He has a wide range of work experience ranging from programming to new business development, such as implementing internet services. After that, he engaged in new IT business development at Sojitz Corporation and engaged in business investment in a venture company at a major business investment company. In 2009, based on his experience in developing trend analysis services using big data, he became the CEO of Datasection Inc.

Hirofumi Sawa

Masato Takahashi

External Director

Masato Takahashi

In 1982, Takahashi joined Recruit Co., Ltd. In 1995, Takahashi started a new Internet venture as a Division Manager. He also led the teams responsible for housing information business and car information business at the company. In 2007, Takahashi joined Rakuten, Inc. He was in charge of the domestic and overseas EC malls, logistics, direct marketing, auction businesses as a Managing Director. Takahashi has been independent since 2017. He sits on the board as an External Director of adish Co., Ltd. since 2021. He has also worked as the External director of multiple companies including LIFULL Co., Ltd., Fringe81 Co., Ltd., and EPARK, Inc.

Masato Takahashi

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Osamu Akiba

Statutory Auditor

Osamu Akiba

Akiba has worked to establish a provider business since 1996 up until 2000, when he transferred to build the support center and infrastructure business for Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd. He later became the information security division head in the same company. In 2012, Akiba became an independent information security consultant. He joined adish in 2015, as the statutory auditor for the company in 2017.

Osamu Akiba

Takashi Iizuka

External Statutory Auditor

Takashi Iizuka

Iizuka has worked in companies such as The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Aoyama Audit Firm (later known as PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC), and BNP Paribas Bank since 1985 - working in both Japan and London. In 2005, he established his own company using his knowledge in finance, accounting and tax gained through his experiences.
He became an external statutory auditor for adish in 2017. Iizuka is also a certified accountant and tax accountant, and a graduate of Tsukuba University.

Takashi Iizuka

Yasushi Mabuchi

External Statutory Auditor

Yasushi Mabuchi

Since becoming a lawyer in 2002, Mabuchi has gained experience in a wide range of legal cases, from corporate to juvenile law. In 2008, he majored in tax law at Aoyama Gakuin University, and registered as a tax accountant in 2010. Four years later, he established the MINATO AOYAMA LAW OFFICE, a firm committed in the areas of tax and compliance consulting, as well as child abuse and juvenile cases. In April 2014, he took up the position as an external statutory auditor for adish.

Yasushi Mabuchi

Corporate Executive Officers

Masao Ikeya

Executive Officer, Service Design Division Head

From 2000, Ikeya built his career in the fields of international trading and manufacturing. In 2009, he joined Gaiax Co. Ltd., helping develop the services and sales of internet monitoring for businesses, and customer support. In 2014, together with the foundation of adish Co., Ltd., he joined the board of directors. In 2021, he was appointed as the Executive Officer and Service Design Division Head.

Takuma Ishikawa

Executive Officer in Charge of Service Delivery Division and Enablement Division

After working for a major telecommunication company and a mobile solution venture, Ishikawa joined Cresco Communications to launch the Marketing Solution Division and was appointed as the Division Manager. He worked on community management, customer support, web solutions, etc. After selling the business to Gaiax Co., Ltd, and together with the creation of adish Co., Ltd., he also joined the board of directors and Customer Solution Division Manager in 2014. From 2018, he was in charge of the manager of the Customer Solution Division and the Front Support Division. In 2021, he was appointed as the Executive Officer in Charge of the Service Delivery Division and Enablement Division. Positions in other organizations: CEO at adish plus Co., Ltd., a subsidiary since 2015.

Toshihiro Yoshikawa

Executive Officer in Charge of Service Promotion Division and School Guardian Division

Yoshikawa started his career in customer support in companies such as a support center of foreign storage media in 1998 and Yahoo in 2000. He was also involved in sales and event planning at an IT company and joined Gaiax Co., Ltd. in 2014. In October of the same year, he joined the newly started adish Co., Ltd. He was the head of the School Guardian Department from 2016 to 2018. In 2018, he became a director of the company, as well as the head of the Online Community Division. In 2021, he was appointed as the Executive Officer in Charge of Service Promotion Division and School Guardian Division.

Yutaka Ozawa

Executive Officer, Administration Department Head

After building his career in management at multiple IT related companies, such as foreign security system manufacturer and ticketing service company, Ozawa joined adish Co., Ltd. in November 2016. In January 2017, he was appointed as the Manager of Human Resources and General Affairs Department. In April 2019, he also served as the Head of Legal Affairs. In April 2020, he was appointed as the Legal Department Head. He has taken up the position of the Executive Officer and Administration Department Head since January 2021.

Ryotaro Ohara

Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy Division Head

In 2009, Ohara started his career at OKWAVE, Inc., where he was engaged in ASP sales and advertising businesses. In 2010, he cofounded PTMIND, a Mar Tech SaaS provider, where he was in charge of marketing and business partnerships. He joined the Business Administration Division at adish Co., Ltd. in November 2018 being responsible for business strategy, then he was appointed as the Vice President of Strategy in April 2020. He has been the Executive Officer and Corporate Strategy Division Head since January 2021.

Daisuke Kato

Executive Officer, Sales Division Manager

Kato led the sales team and represented a subsidiary of HIKARI TSUSHIN, Inc. He was later involved in forming a joint-venture and in setting up a sales team of a start-up at the company. In July 2018, he joined adish Co., Ltd. After serving as a Vice President of Sales, he was appointed as the Executive Officer and Sales Division Manager in January 2021.