Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Eiichi Kashiwagi

Executive Officer, Member of the Board

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management

Atchutarao Killamsetty

IT Country Manager

Schroders Investment Management

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Daisuke Nakao

Chief Advisor, Global Financial Crime Division

MUFG

Nakao is the Chief Advisor for the Global Financial Crimes Division Financial Crimes Office for Japan, at MUFG Bank.  He joined the Bank of Tokyo in 1987 after graduating from the International Christian University. He has been in the AML field since 2009.

He has contributed articles to professional journals and has co-written two books on AML/CFT and Economic Sanctions.  He is a frequent speaker at the ACAMS Tokyo Conference and was awarded the ACAMS Al Gillum Volunteer of the Year in 2017.

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Takehiro Nakayama

Executive Officer, Chief Data Officer

MetLife Insurance

Takehiro Nakayama, Executive Officer & Chief Data Officer, has been with MetLife Japan since 2018. He is responsible for driving the data roadmap and prioritization of applying analytics, enforcing data governance, and adoption of strategic data implementation.

Before joining MetLife, he was a Chief Data Officer & Head of Smart Data at AXA Life Insurance. He set up a cross-functional data team that engaged in data platform development, data management, and data analytics. Prior to that, he was a director of Big Data Group at NTT DOCOMO, where he was responsible for the development and operation of its data analytics platform. He was also responsible for deriving business value from one of the largest data repositories in the world. He started his career as a researcher at Fuji Xerox and FX Palo Alto Laboratory, where he developed techniques for web data mining. He also worked on several research projects related to information retrieval, natural language processing, data analytics, and mobile terminal architecture.

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Masahiro Ono

Assistant General Manager

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company

Masahiro is an Assistant General Manager of International Department, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI), where he joined in 2000, after more than ten years carrier in Japanese banking sector.  Masahiro has been engaged mainly in legal and documentation (including ISDA) for international business (mainly cross border M&As) and financial solutions business, including Alternative Risk Transfer (eg. Weather Derivatives)

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Yutaka Sakurai

director-general

AI Finance Application Research Institute

Yutaka Sakurai is data science and AI expert with a strong background in Financial theory and practice. After more than twenty years' experience of fund manager, trader and quant in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sony Bank, he became a managing director of Research and Pricing Technology Inc.  in 2010. He started AI Finance Application Research Institute in 2017. He published a number of books on Finance and AI.

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Eiichiro Yanagawa

Senior Analyst, Financial Services

CELENT

Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.

Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade AsiaAsia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.

Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.