Atsushi Kusamoto , Chairman of IFC
Atsushi Kusamoto co-established IFC with Hideko Takee in 1997. He opened a representative office for a European Bank, acting as General Manager for one and a half years. He has a vast network and strong relationships with influential parties in many sectors, including financial and economic journalists of major Japanese media, legislators, policy makers, regulators, political advisors, senior management of leading Japanese enterprises, institutional investors and academic intellectuals in Japan. Until he established IFC, Mr. Kusamoto worked as an account director at Japan’s largest PR consulting firm where he was head of the Financial client section and led the new business development team. He began his career as a journalist for a leading Japanese economic newspaper.