Management Team

Board of Directors

Photo: HIRANO Yoichiro (Pina)

HIRANO Yoichiro (Pina)

President and Representative Director / CEO / Co-founder

-Dropout from Faculty of Engineering at Kumamoto University
-Lotus Development Corporation (currently IBM Japan, Ltd)

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KITAHARA Yoshiyuki

Executive Vice President and Director / CTO / Co-founder

-Digital Equipment Corporation Japan
-Canon Inc.
-Lotus, Inc. (currently IBM Japan, Ltd)

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GOMI Hirofumi

Outside Director

-Chairman of the Board of Shinsei Bank, Limited. (currently SBI Shinsei Bank, Limited)

Commissioner, Financial Services Agency

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Anis Uzzaman

Outside Director

CEO of Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Pegasus Tech Holdings Co., Ltd., which has bases of operations in five countries

-IBM Corporation
-Cadence Design Systems

Photo: TOKIOKA Mariko


Outside Director

Founder & CEO of New York-based IT company East Meet East Inc.

-Oxford University MBA
-Oracle Corporation Japan
-Co-founder & COO, Quipper Limited

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MASAMUNE Elizabeth

Outside Director

A wealth of international experience from a career as a diplomat for the Australian government

-Minister, Australian Embassy in Tokyo
-General Manager of Trade, Australian Trade Commission
-Senior Executive Advisor, Pasona Group Inc.

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

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TAKANO Yoshiharu

Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member

-Corporate Officer, Sumitomo Corporation
-Standing Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, SCSK Corporation
-Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member), SCSK Corporation

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Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Partner, City-Yuwa Partners

-Registered to Daini Tokyo Bar Association in 2002
-Asahi Koma Law Office (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
-Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Photo: NEMOTO Mio


Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Broad experience with environmental issues, including a career as a weather forecaster and knowledge in global environmental studies

-Registered as a certified weather forecaster in 2004
-Announcer at Tokhoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
-Outside Director, SHIN-NIHON TATEMONO CO., LTD.

Executive Officers

Photo: HIRANO Yoichiro (Pina)

HIRANO Yoichiro (Pina)

President & Chief Executive Officer

Born in Kumamoto Prefecture.
After dropping out of Kumamoto University, Hirano was involved in the launch of a software development venture. As a software engineer, he developed the best-selling Japanese word processor of the 8-bit era. Between 1987 and 1998, he held key roles in product marketing and strategic planning at Lotus Development Corporation (currently IBM Japan, Ltd). In 1998, he founded Infoteria Corporation (currently Asteria Corporation), which was listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Mothers in 2007.
From 2008 to 2011, he taught as a visiting professor at Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School while staying in his main job. In April 2023, he was appointed as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University.

Other positions outside Asteria: Advisor to venture capital firm Pegasus Tech Ventures, CEO of Blockchain Collaborative Consortium, and vice chairman of Advanced IT Consortium to Evaluate, Apply and Drive.

Photo: KITAHARA Yoshiyuki

KITAHARA Yoshiyuki

Executive Vice President
Subsidiary: Asteria Technology Pte. Ltd. Director

Born in Nagano Prefecture. Graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University. Involved in software development since his student years. 1987-90: worked at Digital Equipment Corporation Japan (now HP Japan) in critical areas of system development. 1990-91: participated in the Japanese localization of the NeXT Operating System at Canon Inc. 1991-1998: worked for Lotus, Inc. (now IBM Japan) leading, as Division Manager, the product development of business applications. Founded Asteria, formerly Infoteria Corporation with CEO Hirano in 1998.

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SAITOH Yasuhisa

SVP, Corporate Affairs

Joined Infoteria in July 2003, taking charge of the Management Division. Served as Division Manager of the Strategic Operations Division of Netvein Co., Ltd. from April 2001, and General Accounting Deputy Director of Ascii Corporation from March 1991.

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SVP, Sales Division, Marketing Division

Joined Infoteria in February 2005, taking charge of the Enterprise sales Division.

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Sim Wong

VP, China R&D Center
Subsidiary: President of Asteria (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

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VP, Development Division

Joined Infoteria in August 2000, taking charge of the Development Division.

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VP, Corporate Communications

Joined Infoteria in April 2015, taking charge of the PR & IR Division.

-Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Tohoku University
-Director at Earthwatch institute, Japan
-Chief of the secretariat of Blockchain Collaborative Consortium