Polaris Advisors

Yoshio Masaka

Managing Executive Officer
Head of M&A Group

Yoshio Masaka

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.

Toshihiko Sasaki

Managing Executive Officer
Head of Investment Adviser Group

Toshihiko Sasaki

Mr. Sasaki joined Polaris in March 2020. Before joining Polaris, Mr. Sasaki worked 10 years as a Director and CFO at Japan Excellent Asset Management Co. (JEAM), a J-REIT asset management company. Prior to joining JEAM, he worked at Mizuho Financial Group for 16 years, first in corporate banking and treasury at The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (IBJ), then in corporate planning division at Mizuho Financial Group. Mr. Sasaki received a BA in International Relations from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and an MBA from ESSEC business school in France

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