Operations Group

Yoshimi Harada

Director

Yoshimi Harada

Ms. Harada joined Polaris in Mar 2020. Prior to Polaris, she served launching the Japanese subsidiary of US pharma company as a Head of Corporate Operations. In her career history, she worked at Boston Consulting Group engaging in formulating strategies for consumer goods and digital services after starting her career at Shiseido where she was engaging in the launch of new brands, product planning and marketing. Later, she was involved in corporate turnaround of Kanebo (renamed as Kracie) when invested by PE funds. Subsequently she was a Head of BD and Alliances while serving as a Chief of Staff, and led projects for corporate culture, employees’ engagement, diversity, and corporate governance structure at Pfizer Japan. She has given many lectures on marketing and diversity. Ms. Harada received a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from London Business School.

She concurrently holds the following positions:
Director, Eclasia HD Co.,Ltd.
Director, Social Inclu Co., Ltd.

Takumi Kakazu

Director

Takumi Kakazu

Mr. Takumi Kakazu joined Polaris in June 2021. Before joining Polaris, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company, where he led a variety of projects from New Business Development, Operation improvement, to Initiatives Implementation. He also led Digital Transformation projects including Machine Learning model development and Agile Marketing implementation. Prior to McKinsey, he has experience working as an Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley Securities covering Precision Instruments Industry. He also experienced Software sales and implementation at Oracle Japan as a Pre-Sales Consultant. Mr. Kakazu received a BA in International Relations from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

He concurrently holds the following positions:
Director, Lincstech Co., Ltd.
Director, SPACE VALUE HOLDINGS K.K.
Auditor, GeoTechnologies Inc.

Kosuke Omata

Director

Kosuke Omata

Mr. Kosuke Omata joined Polaris in September 2022. Before joining Polaris, he was the head of Investment Business at Frontier Management Inc., where he advised regional financial institutions of PE investment. Prior to FMI, he was a private equity fund manager at Ant Capital Partners for more than five years, where he built deep expertise in B2B food wholesaler as the head of sales and apparel OEM maker as the director of manufacturing. He has career as a management consultant for 3 years at IGPI and an M&A advisor for 5 years at Daiwa Securities as well. Mr. Omata received a BA in Political Science from Waseda University and an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Haruyoshi Ichikawa

Director

Haruyoshi Ichikawa

Mr. Ichikawa joined Polaris in March 2023. Prior to Polaris, he was a Senior Vice President of Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC. As a project manager, he supervised a wide variety of projects, such as turnaround, corporate restructuring, PMI, operational improvement, and new business development for mainly manufacturing, retail and service industries. Before joining Deloitte, he worked at API consultants and Proudfoot Japan (previous company of API), where he managed a lot of hands-on value up projects, not only as a project manager but also as an interim CXO. Prior to joining Proudfoot Japan, he worked at Intelligence (PERSOL HOLDINGS CO.LTD), one of the largest HR solution company. Mr. Ichikawa received a BA in Economics from Keio University and an MBA from Chicago University, Chicago Booth school of business.

He concurrently holds the following positions:
Director, Sendenkaigi Co., Ltd.
Director, MASSMEDIAN Co., Ltd.

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