Operations Group

Ryoichi Ogawa

Partner,
Head of Operations 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.

Toru Kajimura

Partner

Mr. Kajimura joined Polaris in January 2006. Prior to Polaris, he was engaged in financial advisory work covering the telecom, media and internet sector at Mizuho Corporate Bank for five years. He received M. Eng in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo.

Kazunari Yokoyama

Managing Director

Mr. Kazunari Yokoyama is a Managing Director of Operation Group. Mr. Yokoyama joined Polaris in April 2019. Prior to Polaris, he worked at Misumi Group as Account General Manager to optimize global factory supply procurement by pursuing time strategy for 3 years. Before that, he served as Associate Principal at McKinsey in various projects such as operation improvement (e.g. global procurement optimization), alliance strategy development and new project launch mainly in industry sector for 7 years. Mr. Yokoyama also had broad business experience such as investment in mining equity and global trading during 14-year experience at Mitsui. Mr. Yokoyama has BA in aerospace engineering from Tokyo University.

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