Sean Lenihan is a permanent resident of Japan where he has lived for the past 31 years. He has 26 years experience as a Japanese small, mid and large cap analyst and portfolio manager, investing across different market cycles in Japan. He has advised on portfolios for governments, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and endowments and foundations. He is a graduate of Cambridge University with an MA in Economics and is a fluent Japanese speaker.
Executive Vice President
Masamitsu Akahane has 18 years of financial industry experience, the last 14 years focused on Japanese company research and portfolio management. He has experience in various Japanese investment strategies including event driven, shareholder activist and long only. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He has known and worked with Sean Lenihan for 11 years.
Hidehiro Yamaguchi was a Senior Member of Management of Sekisui House, one of the major housing companies in Japan, where he worked for 32 years in various positions including Legal, Finance and Public Relations. Following his retirement from the company, he was appointed Managing Director at Sekiwa Real Estate Kansai, a major subsidiary of Sekisui House. He has significant experience communicating with overseas investors.
Yoshito Kaneyama has 34 years experience as a Registered Certified Public Accountant in Japan working with multinational and domestic companies as an external auditor and providing other financial, accounting and tax advice. He began his career with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1983. He established his own accounting firm, Kaneyama & Associates in 1995.
Maki Nogami has 29 years of financial industry experience focusing mainly on Compliance, Control and Risk Management for foreign and domestic asset management companies in Japan. She has significant experience working with Japanese financial regulators. She graduated with a BA in History from University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo. Maki is a Japanese and English speaker.
Satoko Amano has 16 years experience of office management and supporting senior executives in Japan, handling multiple office management related functions. She has also taken and passed Japanese financial industry examinations. She has known and worked with Sean Lenihan for 9 years. Satoko was educated in Canada and speaks Japanese and English.