Hiroki is a serial entrepreneur, one of the founder team of Locondo, one of the largest e-commerce services in Japan, and the founder of MerryBiz, a startup company that provides back-office outsourcing services for enterprises where he is a Director.

He is also the founder and first Chairperson of the Fintech Association of Japan, which has more than 400 financial institutions and 200 startups as members, and works together with Japanese Ministries to strengthen the Fintech ecosystem in Japan.

Currently is an Entrepreneurship in Residence with Foresight, a Mentor with Entrepreneurship@UBC and an advisor/mentor/investor for a few other startups.Prior to being an entrepreneur, Hiroki was a global alliance coordinator at GREE, a management consultant in CVA and a Project Manager at IBM Japan. Hiroki obtained an MBA from INSEAD and an MEng from Tokyo Institute of Technology.