IR Group / Others

Ryoichi Ogawa

Head of IR Group

Mr. Ryoichi Ogawa is a Partner, Head of Operations Group, and Head of IR Group of Polaris. Mr. Ogawa most recently served as Managing Director and CIO of Polaris CG Singapore Pte. Ltd., and an Investment Committee Member of Altair Capital Advisors, a buyout fund that is focused on SMEs in the ASEAN region. Before joining Polaris as a Principal of Investment Group in 2007, Mr. Ogawa worked as a Project Manager at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His project experience at BCG includes strategy and corporate development, and major organizational- and operational-change efforts in various sectors. Prior to joining BCG, he worked at Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the largest international trading companies. Mr. Ogawa received a BA in Political Science from Waseda University and an MBA from London Business School.

He concurrently holds positions as below;
Director, HITOWA Holdings Co., Ltd.

Atsushi Urushitani

Chief IR Officer

Mr. Urushitani joined Polaris in February 2014. Prior to Polaris, he worked for Alternative Investment Capital Ltd(AIC), leading investment and advisory activities related to private equity funds globally as Director. Prior to AIC, he worked for KFi, involving with various advisory projects related to Japanese financial regulation, risk management, internal audit, etc. Prior to KFi, he worked at The Chugoku Bank, Limited, primarily involving with risk management and investment in capital markets. Mr. Urushitani received a BA in Law from Kyoto University.

Toshio Hasegawa

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hasegawa joined Polaris in Sep 2012. Prior to Polaris, he was engaged in growth investment and management of PE funds for Greater China at Mizuho Securities Asia (Hong Kong), after taking charge of the establishment of offshore funds at Principal Finance Promotions Department of Mizuho Securities. Before that, he was in charge of corporate loan business at Mizuho Bank. He received a BA in business and Commerce from Keio University.

Mikiko Hari

Chief Administration Officer

Ms. Hari joined Polaris in November 2004 after working at Dell Japan and Fukino Consulting. Prior to Dell Japan, she worked at The Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) engaging in the personnel training division and the secretarial office, and subsequently took charge of the capital markets business at IBJ Securities. Ms. Hari received a LLB from Waseda University.