Mr. Kawamoto joined Polaris in May 2022 after serving as executive officer of Mizuho Securities. At Mizuho Securities he was engaged in investment banking business for 27 years, covering a broad range of corporates, and did a lot of deals mainly in M&A and finance. During his time at Mizuho Securities, Mr. Kawamoto stayed in Zurich and London as an expatriate staff and have a detailed knowledge of cross-border institutional investors. Before that Mr. Kawamoto worked 7 years in corporate banking at The Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ). Mr. Kawamoto received a BA in Law from Hitotsubashi University.
(concurrently Investment Group)
Mr. Kanbe joined Polaris in July 2014. Prior to Polaris, he worked at a JV of Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. (currently Daiwa Corporate Investment Co., Ltd.) and was engaged in launching its buyout investment division and dealing with investment transactions in healthcare, sercives, restaurant/retails and electronics sectors. Mr. Kanbe received a Bachelor of Engineering from Waseda University and Master of Science from Waseda University Graduate School.
He concurrently holds positions as below;
Director, AIMECHATEC, Ltd.
Auditor, O-net, Inc.