Representative Director, Chairman, President and CEO

Hiroshi Mikitani

Hiroshi Mikitani

Date of Birth: March 11, 1965

Representative Director, Chairman, President and CEO

April 1988
Joined The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited

May 1993
Received MBA from Harvard Business School

February 1996
President and Representative Director (currently Representative Partner) of Crimson Group, Inc. (currently Crimson Group, LLC.) (current position)

February 1997
Founder and President and Representative Director of the Company

February 2001
Chairman and President and Representative Director of the Company (current position)

March 2004
Chief Executive Officer of the Company (current position)

April 2006
Chairman and Representative Director of Crimson Football Club, Inc. (currently Rakuten Vissel Kobe, Inc.) (current position)

January 2008
Chairman and Representative Director of Rakuten Baseball, Inc.

February 2010
Representative Director of Japan e-business Association (currently Japan Association of New Economy) (current position)

October 2011
Chairman of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (current position)

August 2012
Chairman and Representative Director and team owner of Rakuten Baseball, Inc. (current position)

March 2015
Director of Lyft, Inc. (current position)

August 2016
Chairman and Director of Aspyrian Therapeutics, Inc. (current position)

September 2017
Outside Director of Genesis Healthcare Co. (current position)