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Greater China

Partner

  • Yuki Ishida
    • Yuki Ishida
    • Group CEO
    • Yuki Ishida, as YCP Group's Chief Partner, is actively involved in managing the Group and oversees the Group's principal and fund investment activities, dispatching management resources, and structuring platforms to provide overseas expansion support to our clients.

    • Prior to founding YCP Group, Yuki was at Goldman Sachs Japan, Asian Special Situations Group, managing investments into equity, real estate, corporate debt, and other asset classes while leading turnaround operations for clients. In 2011, Yuki founded Yamato Capital Partners, a core company in YCP Group. As the company has changed to a holdings company in 2013, Yuki was appointed as a managing director of YCP Holdings.

    • Yuki received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and earned his master's in Engineering from Tokyo University.

  • Naoki Arai
    • Naoki Arai
    • YCP Shanghai Managing Director
    • Naoki Arai founded and manages YCP Shanghai, Inc., and is in charge of investments and management services for retail, e-commerce and services industries in China.

    • Prior to joining YCP Group, Naoki served at the Japan Research Institute, where he sought to launch new businesses in environmental energy while supporting the launch of other businesses and government led policies. Since May 2009, He moved to Beijing, China and founded JRI's Beijing office, where he provided consulting services for Chinese municipal governments and offices. Naoki joined YCP Group in 2013.

    • Naoki received his B.S. and master's in Engineering at Kyoto University.

  • Justin Leung
    • Justin Leung
    • Justin is responsible for business growth and providing management services in Greater China. Justin has led engagements in M&A, Post Merger Integration, Market Entry Strategy and Corporate Growth Strategy for various industries, such as food & beverage, medical beauty, medical device, manufacturing and retail.

    • Prior to joining YCP, Justin was involved in various startups and practice development in consulting and fintech. He co-led the business technology practice at Booz Allen Hamilton in Greater China, and worked for McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, KPMG, HP and Chase.com. Currently, he is also a board member and an independent non-executive director with a main board listed company in Hong Kong. Additionally, Justin is keen on giving back to society and has a strong passion in youth development. In light of that, he has been an alumni volunteer interviewer for Stanford University, mentor for Imperial College mentorship programme, and panelist for both The Avery Dennison Foundation Invent Scholarship and GE Foundation Tech Award.

    • Justin received his BSc(Eng) degree from Imperial College London and MS degree from Stanford University.

  • Goro Asakura
    • Goro Asakura
    • Goro Asakura is involved in strategic planning, multi-national market entry planning, sales force transformation, HR system renewal, and new systems introduction for various clients across industries. After his move to the China region, he is responsible for overseas business expansion of Japanese services company.

    • Prior to joining YCP Group, Goro served at McKinsey & Co, where he was involved in mid-to-long-term strategic planning, new business development, and operations restructuring. After his career at McKinsey, he joined Locondo as a founding member where he played a leading role in launching the purchasing department, introduced a new system, and launched new businesses, which contributed to a significant sales growth of 6636%. Goro joined YCP Group in 2014.

    • Goro received his B.S. and master's in Engineering from Tokyo University.

  • Satoshi Kuriga
    • Satoshi Kuriga
    • YCP Hongkong Co-Managing Director
    • Satoshi Kuriga has been involved in various financial advisory services such as sell and buy-side advisory, M&A execution, PMI and worked on development of business strategies and new businesses. Satoshi is also in charge of deal sourcing and execution of YCP's investment activities.

    • Prior to joining YCP Group, Satoshi Kuriga was at Mizuho Securities, where he delivered many M&A execution for wide range of companies in steel, food and logistics companies. He also worked at Boston Consulting Group, where he provided various services such as business strategic planning, turnaround operations and PMI. Satoshi joined YCP Group in 2014.

    • Satoshi received his LL.B from Hitotsubashi University.

  • Ken Or
    • Ken Or
    • YCP Hongkong Co-Managing Director
    • Ken has been leading the commercial due diligence, corporate turnaround strategy, and post merger integration practices at the Hong Kong office. Over the course of 3 years at YCP, Ken and his team successfully revived a client's overseas investment portfolio by closing a US$250M M&A transaction, and restructured the business for global expansion. Afterall, Ken has started to develop his expertise in synergy realization and human resources transformation.

    • Prior to joining YCP Group, Ken worked at Deloitte Consulting, where he was involved in business strategic planning and process re-engineering for financial institutions, retailing and betting clients across the globe. In addition, Ken was also part of the Deloitte Digital team, where he led customer relationship management systems implementations and digital marketing strategies development. Ken joined YCP Group in 2015.

    • Ken received his B.Eng. and Master's in Systems Engineering from Imperial College London.

Director

  • Jia Fan
    • Jia Fan
    • Jia Fan has been involved in mid-long term business strategy development and operation strategy development/execution support mainly in manufacturing and retail industries, and also worked on management and investment deal sourcing activities in China.

    • Prior to joining YCP group, Jia worked at Denso where he was responsible for new customer development, business localization and marketing in Asia regions. Jia joined YCP Group in 2015.

    • Jia holds an MBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with concentration in marketing.

  • Ayumu Kobayashi
    • Ayumu Kobayashi
    • Ayumu Kobayashi joined YCP Group as his first career in 2015.

    • Ayumu received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo and earned his M.Phil in Sociology at the University of Hong Kong.

  • Kei Hasegawa
    • Kei Hasegawa
    • CPA
    • Prior to joining YCP Group, Kei Hasegawa worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Japan, where he was involved in auditing services for comprehensive financial groups. In addition to his experience at Deloitte, Kei also worked at an energy-related company, where he launched a new business and an overseas subsidiary while managing M&A transactions. Kei joined YCP Group in 2015.

    • Kei received his B.A. in Economics from Waseda University.

  • Masahide Suzuki
    • Masahide Suzuki
    • Masahide Suzuki has been involved in hands-on management service for manufacturing(heavy industry) / integrated trading industries regarding business strategy development / corporate plannning support / new business development / operation improvement.

    • He was at Accenture, where he provided strategy consulting services, including corporate planning, new business development and digital transformation for a wide range of industries such as advanced technology and logistics.

    • Masahide joined YCP Group in 2018.