Hideko Takee , President of IFC
Hideko Takee co-established IFC with Atsushi Kusamoto in 1997 and has been president since the company's inception. She initiated and has maintained broad networks of government, ministries, financial and economic circles as well as multinational companies and has been very active in new business development. Ms. Takee worked for many years as an account executive at Japan's leading PR agency, specializing in assisting local and international financial concerns. She also worked as an account director for a European PR firm, where she handled the financial client section. Earlier, she joined a TSE-listed company where she established a unique language school. She began her career as a journalist, with six years of experience reporting on economic and financial news.