Executives

Hiroki Hasegawa

Born in 1979, Chief Executive Officer

Hiroki graduated from the faculty of Information System at Tokushima Bunri University in 2001.

Hiroki began his career in 2001 at ilios Co. Ltd, an event promotion and mobile site service company, where he worked until 2005.
He went on to become a promotion manager of I-FREAK Holdings Inc. a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
In 2010, he joined TAGGY Co. Ltd, and worked as a manager before joining Unimedia Co.Ltd.

Hiroki also co-founded Hasegawa Planning.
Hiroki has been attending as a CEOat GANAPATI PLC since 2014.

Mitsuya Fujimoto

Born in 1960, Chief Operating Officer

Mitsuya Fujimoto is the Chief Operating Officer for Ganapati Plc, a new entertainment brand from Japan with global ambitions. He is also Chief Executive Officer for Ganapati Malta, the Ganapati-owned games development studio based in Malta.

Ganapati Plc is a curator of the very best in Japanese culture, bringing it to the global publishing, entertainment and gaming sectors. Mr Fujimoto is a Japanese entrepreneur with proven experience in bringing Japanese businesses and its culture to the European market.

As COO of Ganapati Plc, Mr Fujimoto is responsible for launching the business in the European market, growing revenue opportunities and developing new brands and products to take to market.

Prior to joining Ganapati PLC, Mr Fujimoto was an established music producer and talent manager, working for Japanese enterprises such as Fuji TV and Yamaha Music Foundation. Mr Fujimoto also set up his own music media agency, Life Is So Cruel, where he worked on a variety of international projects, providing Japanese culture and media to foreign nations.

Over the past 30 years, Mr Fujimoto has launched and helped develop a number of Japanese headline acts internationally including: CHANGE & ASKA, PUFFY, LUNA SEA, Masashi Sada, THE ALFEE, Fumiya Fujii, Kiyoharu, HitomiYaida.

Taku Sawada

Born in 1984, Chief Liaison Officer

Taku was a store manager at “Tokyo Midtown RESTIR” of RESTIR holdings from 2009.

Being the top sales clerk, he was involved in the operating and planning of events as a senior sales associate, and managing over 200 of its employees. After experiencing being a buyer in Paris, London and Milan, he was involved in marketing, planning and promotion targeting the international market.

Taku has been attending as a Board Director at GANAPATI PLC since 2015.
Taku has been attending as a CLO at GANAPATI PLC since 2016.

Yukio Ishihara

Born in 1974, Chief Marketing Officer

Yukio began his career at Grace Japan Co.
Ltd in 1999, and subsequently joined First Charge Inc.
in its advertising department as an assistant manager.
Yukio was a Senior Manager of RDS Co.Ltd. He co-founded Major Craft Inc.
Yukio has been attending as a CEO at GANAPATI LTD since 2013.
Yukio has been attending as a CMO at GANAPATI PLC since 2014.

Anthony Drury

Born in 1946, Non-executive Chairman

Athony is the Non-Executive Chairman of Alpha Returns Plc, a Hong Kong based Investment Company listed on AIM.

He is Chairman of Axiom Capital, an FCA authorised corporate finance house, a Director of City Fiction Ltd, a media company. He was previously the founder and Chairman of St. Helens Capital Plc. This was a FSA (now FCA) regulated corporate advisory firm based in the City of London.

As Chairman he was responsible for the strategy and new business activities. St. Helen’s became one of the most successful PLUS Markets advisory firms. Plus Markets was the previous name of ISDX, prior to its acquisition by ICAP Plc.

Anthony has been attending as a Non-executive Chairman at GANAPATI PLC since 2015.

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