Kitao-san is the Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of SBI Holdings, and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Asia. He was the former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of SoftBank Group Corp. before SBI Holdings spun-off from SoftBank. Prior to joining SoftBank as its CFO, Kitao-san was a career investment banker. He was the General Manager in the Corporate Finance & Services Department III, of Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. In Tokyo, and a Managing Director and Board Member at Wasserstein Perella & Co.
Kitao-San holds an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University, M.A and a B.A. in Economics from Keio University (Japan).