Managing Executive Officer
Head of M&A Group
Mr. Masaka joined Polaris in July 2016 after engaged in PwC Japan as a deal marketer or a project manager of M&A advisory services for 6 years. Prior to PwC, he worked at Mizuho Financial Group for 19 years, first in capital markets division of The Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ), in the debt capital markets division (IBJ Securities),and then as a corporate credit analyst of the Credit analysis Department of IBJ. Since 2000, At IBJ and Mizuho Securities, he was also engaged in M&A transactions in various sectors, such as foods, retailers, metals, fibers, chemicals, logistics, financial services and private equities as the project manager of the M&A advisory services. Mr. Masaka received a BA in Economics from the University of Kyoto.