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Tomohiro FUKUZAWA

Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from Engineering dept., Tokyo University.
Worked at Toyota Motor Co. for a global procurement of car parts. Won the Cost improvement prize by Toyota production method in many production fields. Participated in CARTIVATOR and became a Co-representative Director in 2014. Established management consultant company for manufacturing industry in 2017 and improved the business for more than 20 companies. 

Established SkyDrive Inc. in 2018 and become CEO.

Nobuo KISHI

Chief Technology Officer

Nobuo Kishi has served as SkyDrive’s Chief Technology Officer since 2020.

Kishi joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1982, and transferred to Mitsubishi Aircraft in 2010. He became chief engineer of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), the first domestic jet-engine passenger aircraft, in 2012; three years later he was appointed MRJ executive vice president to lead its development.

Kishi holds a Ph.D System Integration/Project Management.

Takehiro SATO

Chief Human Resource Officer

A bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joined a general consulting firm and worked on projects in a wide range of fields, including business strategy, new business development, and business reform in industries such as manufacturing, retail, and construction.

In October 2018, he joined SkyDrive Inc. as the first employee, and engaged in project leadership for the launch of the cargo drone business and the formulation of company-wide strategies. He has been in his current position since September 2022.

Shintaro TAKAHASHI

Outside Director

Drone Fund Partner / Chief Executive of public policy Keio University
Graduated school, specially-appointed professor of media and governance.In Drone Fund, promote the activity to realize the Drone society and the Air mobility society as a public policy manager. In charge of strategic planning such as Industrial plan and System design for medium and long term, Infrastructure of society, Rule creation and Safety standard.In Keio University, develop an education program and industry-university-government collaboration.

Tatsuo TSUTSUMI

Outside Director

After graduation from a graduate school, he worked for Sanwa Research Institute, Global Brain Corporation, and engaged in new business development and establishment and operation of corporate venture capital at Cyber Agent Inc., Recruit Co., Ltd., and GREE Inc. After that, he established a new venture capital fund (currently STRIVE III Limited Liability Partnership) and assumed the role of representative partner.

Yoshiki HIRUMA

Outside Director

Development Bank of Japan Inc. Vice President Innovation Promotion Office Business Planning & Coordination Dep.

Mr.Hiruma is the Vice-Presicent, Innovation Promotion Office, Business Planning & Coordination Department of Development Bank of Japan Inc. He is both a graduate of the Center for Professinal Development, Stanford University and has a master of civil engineering, from the University of Tokyo. Joining DBJ in 2009, he worked in the Logistics Div., Sustainability Solutions Dep., Corporate Planning Dep., and Industrial Research Dep. He also has experiences in national and international government agecies, private sectors and universities in areas of disaster management, crisis management, and climate change. Joined SkyDrive in Sep. 2022.

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Masaru KIRIYAMA

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

After graduating from university, Mr. Kiriyama began his career at Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Company (now Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company). Over the course of approximately 20 years, he focused on the asset management division, where he honed his expertise in finance and accounting through involvement in planning, administration, and securities management. Subsequently, he assumed key roles in the risk management, internal audit, and human resources departments, gaining extensive experience in these areas. From June 2019, he served as an outside auditor at chemical manufacturer Kureha Corporation for four years.

In September 2023, he was appointed as an Audit and Supervisory Board Member at SkyDrive.

Ikuko UURA

External Auditor

After graduating from university, she joined Recruit Co., Ltd. and worked in the accounting and marketing departments.
Since 2009, she has been involved in projects such as dealing with company listing, internal control and regulation development, and risk countermeasures in the area of compliance and internal control.
As of July 2021, she is currently the General Manager of the Compliance and Internal Control Promotion Office at Recruit Co., Ltd.

She has been a part-time Auditor of SkyDrive since April 2021.

Arnaud Coville

CDO / Chief Development Officer

Holds a PhD in Automatic Control and Robotics, and an engineering degree from Paris Sorbonne University.
Formerly CTO of Volocopter, he has grown the Volocopter Engineering Organisation that designs the Volocity. Prior to focusing on electric flight vehicle, he has been in various management positions responsible for the development of vehicles, systems and structures in various programs of helicopters, regional jets, and large aircrafts.

Joined SkyDrive in 2023.

Hiromi GO

Chief Financial Officer

After graduating from a university in the U.S. and returning to Japan, he worked for Deutsche Securities Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. Ltd., and then Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co respectively.

Hiroyuki MURAI

Chief Strategy Officer

Graduated from Osaka University, School of Economics. Joined SkyDrive after working for NTT data, SONY, and Recruit. Former executive officer at Macromill, a rapidly-growing global marketing research and digital marketing solutions provider. Involved in business development and management, M&A and startup investment at each companies.
At Recruit, he established and managed several business subsidiaries in ASEAN countries. After returning to Japan, he co-founded cross-border VC.

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of SkyDrive since February 2022.

Yugo FUKUHARA

Deputy Director of AirMobility Product Management Department

He graduated from Kyoto University with a bachelor’s degree of aeronautical engineering, faculty of engineering, and the University of Tokyo with a Master degree of aeronautics, graduate school of engineering. After joining Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1991, he was engaged in the development of fighter jets and other aircraft as an engineer, and launched the MRJ project, Japan’s first jet airliner, with a small group of core members. After Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation was established in 2008, he served as marketing leader and head of sales & marketing, and received orders from domestic and overseas airlines and leasing companies.

Joined SkyDrive in 2021.

Adam Hollis

Director of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department

After graduating from University of Nottingham with Manufacturing Engineering and Management Masters Degree in 2004, Adam began his career at Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom. Moving to Japan in 2007 under the Daiwa Scholarship programme he returned to Rolls-Royce in Japan in 2009 as Manufacturing Engineer, being promoted through Quality and Engineering Manager roles across Japan, South Korea and Taiwan before becoming Supply Chain Manager in 2018. 

In 2021, he was appointed as Senior Supply Chain Manager, overseeing multiple commodities in Japan, India, and Taiwan. He specialises in building and managing relationships with customers, suppliers and partners across cultures and languages.

In April 2024, he joined SkyDrive as a General Manager of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department.

Hikaru HASHIKAWA

Deputy Director of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department

Graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering at Nagoya University. He joined Bosch Corporation in 2009, working as an indirect purchasing buyer in the Corporate Purchasing Department, and was involved in a global organization and process change project.

In 2015, he was seconded to the headquarters in Germany, where he was responsible for projects across regions, countries, and business units. After returning to Japan in 2018, he worked as a group manager in the company.

Joined SkyDrive in December 2020.

Kenji NAKAGAWA

Kenji NAKAGAWA

Director of AirMobility Business Development Department

Graduated from Engineering Dept, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
For 10 years, he has engaged in new business development involving streamlined digital processes from design to manufacturing for automotive makers and precision parts makers in a manufacturing venture.
After that, he was responsible for the conception, development, and business of “meviy,” a platform that enables immediate quotation and manufacturing from 3D data in a machinery trading company.

Joined Skydrive in 2022, and has been in his current position since Mar 2023.

Sumie MIYAUCHI

Director of CEO’s office

Graduated from the master’s degree of Management Globis university.
In charged of editing, branding, internet marketing, partnership, R&D in Recruit Co. Experienced manager of marketing department for Recruit Co. Won several prizes such as Cannes Lions, Good design award.
Participated in CARTIVATOR in 2017.
For SkyDrive, in charge of business such as marketing, Human resource.

Toshio NARIMATSU

Director of Drone Business Development Office

Experienced in the design and manufacture of molds and jigs for optical components, and the trial manufacture and start-up of medical devices at a parts manufacturer.
After that, he joined SkyDrive in 2020 after working at a machine manufacturer, where he was involved in the entire process from sales to delivery of automated equipment for parts manufacturing, assembly, and transport for industries such as automobiles, construction machinery, and optical equipment, and after working in sales and engineering of machine tools and their peripherals.

Ikuto HONDA

Director of Human Resources Office

Mr.Honda has extensive experience in all aspects of human resource management over the course of 20 years.

His career began at SAP Japan Co., Ltd. and then moved to Philip Morris Japan Limited and Goldman Sachs Realty Japan, Ltd. 

He has joined Jetstar Japan Co., Ltd. in 2011 and contributed to its business launch.

He served as the head of human resources  at ispace Co., Ltd., a Japanese space start-up company. 

At each company, he created a structural system to leverage the potential of diverse organizations and employees and has led the business to growth.

Joined SkyDrive in December 2023.

Toshio ANDO

Technical fellow / Air mobility pilot

Head of flight unit. President of the construction company in tandem with Produce & fly with the RC of amphibious airplane for 40 years and produced more than 30 original drones.
Participated in CARTIVATOR in 2017.
In SkyDrive, in charge of VP of Technology.

Tomohiro FUKUZAWA

Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from Engineering dept., Tokyo University.
Worked at Toyota Motor Co. for a global procurement of car parts. Won the Cost improvement prize by Toyota production method in many production fields. Participated in CARTIVATOR and became a Co-representative Director in 2014. Established management consultant company for manufacturing industry in 2017 and improved the business for more than 20 companies. 

Established SkyDrive Inc. in 2018 and become CEO.

Nobuo KISHI

Chief Technology Officer

Nobuo Kishi has served as SkyDrive’s Chief Technology Officer since 2020.

Kishi joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1982, and transferred to Mitsubishi Aircraft in 2010. He became chief engineer of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), the first domestic jet-engine passenger aircraft, in 2012; three years later he was appointed MRJ executive vice president to lead its development.

Kishi holds a Ph.D System Integration/Project Management.

Takehiro SATO

Chief Human Resource Officer

A bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joined a general consulting firm and worked on projects in a wide range of fields, including business strategy, new business development, and business reform in industries such as manufacturing, retail, and construction.

In October 2018, he joined SkyDrive Inc. as the first employee, and engaged in project leadership for the launch of the cargo drone business and the formulation of company-wide strategies. He has been in his current position since September 2022.

Shintaro TAKAHASHI

Director

Drone Fund Partner / Chief Executive of public policy Keio University
Graduated school, specially-appointed professor of media and governance.In Drone Fund, promote the activity to realize the Drone society and the Air mobility society as a public policy manager. In charge of strategic planning such as Industrial plan and System design for medium and long term, Infrastructure of society, Rule creation and Safety standard.In Keio University, develop an education program and industry-university-government collaboration.

Tatsuo TSUTSUMI

Director

After graduation from a graduate school, he worked for Sanwa Research Institute, Global Brain Corporation, and engaged in new business development and establishment and operation of corporate venture capital at Cyber Agent Inc., Recruit Co., Ltd., and GREE Inc. 

After that, he established a new venture capital fund (currently STRIVE III Limited Liability Partnership) and assumed the role of representative partner.

Yoshiki HIRUMA

Director
Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Vice President
Innovation Promotion Office
Business Planning & Coordination Dep.

Mr.Hiruma is the Vice-Presicent, Innovation Promotion Office, 
Business Planning & Coordination Department of Development Bank of Japan Inc. 
He is both a graduate of the Center for Professinal Development, 
Stanford University and has a master of civil engineering, from the University of Tokyo.
Joining DBJ in 2009, he worked in the Logistics Div., Sustainability Solutions Dep., Corporate Planning Dep., and Industrial Research Dep.
He also has experiences in national and international government agecies, private sectors and universities in areas of disaster management, crisis management, and climate change.

Joined SkyDrive in Sep. 2022.
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Masaru KIRIYAMA

Audit &Supervisory Board Member

After graduating from university, Mr. Kiriyama began his career at Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Company (now Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company). Over the course of approximately 20 years, he focused on the asset management division, where he honed his expertise in finance and accounting through involvement in planning, administration, and securities management. Subsequently, he assumed key roles in the risk management, internal audit, and human resources departments, gaining extensive experience in these areas. From June 2019, he served as an outside auditor at chemical manufacturer Kureha Corporation for four years.

In September 2023, he was appointed as an Audit and Supervisory Board Member at SkyDrive.

Ikuko UURA

External Auditor

After graduating from university, she joined Recruit Co., Ltd. and worked in the accounting and marketing departments.
Since 2009, she has been involved in projects such as dealing with company listing, internal control and regulation development, and risk countermeasures in the area of compliance and internal control.
As of July 2021, she is currently the General Manager of the Compliance and Internal Control Promotion Office at Recruit Co., Ltd.

  She has been a part-time Auditor of SkyDrive since April 2021.

Arnaud Coville

CDO / Chief Development Officer

Holds a PhD in Automatic Control and Robotics, and an engineering degree from Paris Sorbonne University.
Formerly CTO of Volocopter, he has grown the Volocopter Engineering Organisation that designs the Volocity. Prior to focusing on electric flight vehicle, he has been in various management positions responsible for the development of vehicles, systems and structures in various programs of helicopters, regional jets, and large aircrafts.

Joined SkyDrive in 2023.

Hiromi GO

Chief Financial Officer

After graduating from a university in the U.S. and returning to Japan, he worked for Deutsche Securities Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. Ltd., and then Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co respectively.

Hiroyuki MURAI

Chief Strategy Officer

Graduated from Osaka University, School of Economics. Joined SkyDrive after working for NTT data, SONY, and Recruit. Former executive officer at Macromill, a rapidly-growing global marketing research and digital marketing solutions provider. Involved in business development and management, M&A and startup investment at each companies.
At Recruit, he established and managed several business subsidiaries in ASEAN countries. After returning to Japan, he co-founded cross-border VC. Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of SkyDrive since February 2022.

Yugo FUKUHARA

Deputy Director of AirMobility Product Management Department

He graduated from Kyoto University with a bachelor’s degree of aeronautical engineering, faculty of engineering, and the University of Tokyo with a Master degree of aeronautics, graduate school of engineering. After joining Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1991, he was engaged in the development of fighter jets and other aircraft as an engineer, and launched the MRJ project, Japan’s first jet airliner, with a small group of core members. After Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation was established in 2008, he served as marketing leader and head of sales & marketing, and received orders from domestic and overseas airlines and leasing companies.

 

Joined SkyDrive in 2021.

Adam Hollis

General Manager of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department

After graduating from University of Nottingham with Manufacturing Engineering and Management Masters Degree in 2004, Adam began his career at Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom. Moving to Japan in 2007 under the Daiwa Scholarship programme he returned to Rolls-Royce in Japan in 2009 as Manufacturing Engineer, being promoted through Quality and Engineering Manager roles across Japan, South Korea and Taiwan before becoming Supply Chain Manager in 2018. 

In 2021, he was appointed as Senior Supply Chain Manager, overseeing multiple commodities in Japan, India, and Taiwan. He specialises in building and managing relationships with customers, suppliers and partners across cultures and languages.

In April 2024, he joined SkyDrive as a General Manager of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department.

Hikaru HASHIKAWA

Deputy Director of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department

Graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering at Nagoya University. He joined Bosch Corporation in 2009, working as an indirect purchasing buyer in the Corporate Purchasing Department, and was involved in a global organization and process change project.

In 2015, he was seconded to the headquarters in Germany, where he was responsible for projects across regions, countries, and business units. After returning to Japan in 2018, he worked as a group manager in the company.

Joined SkyDrive in December 2020.

Kenji NAKAGAWA

Kenji NAKAGAWA

General Manager of AirMobility Business Development Department

Graduated from Engineering Dept, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
For 10 years, he has engaged in new business development involving streamlined digital processes from design to manufacturing for automotive makers and precision parts makers in a manufacturing venture.
After that, he was responsible for the conception, development, and business of “meviy,” a platform that enables immediate quotation and manufacturing from 3D data in a machinery trading company.

Joined Skydrive in 2022, and has been in his current position since Mar 2023.

Sumie MIYAUCHI

Head of CEO’s office

Graduated from the master’s degree of Management Globis university.
In charged of editing, branding, internet marketing, partnership, R&D in Recruit Co. Experienced manager of marketing department for Recruit Co. Won several prizes such as Cannes Lions, Good design award.
Participated in CARTIVATOR in 2017.
For SkyDrive, in charge of business such as marketing, Human resource.

Toshio NARIMATSU

Director of Drone Business Development Office
Experienced in the design and manufacture of molds and jigs for optical components, and the trial manufacture and start-up of medical devices at a parts manufacturer.
After that, he joined SkyDrive in 2020 after working at a machine manufacturer, where he was involved in the entire process from sales to delivery of automated equipment for parts manufacturing, assembly, and transport for industries such as automobiles, construction machinery, and optical equipment, and after working in sales and engineering of machine tools and their peripherals.

Ikuto HONDA

Head of Human Resources Office
Mr.Honda has extensive experience in all aspects of human resource management over the course of 20 years.

His career began at SAP Japan Co., Ltd. and then moved to Philip Morris Japan Limited and Goldman Sachs Realty Japan, Ltd. 

He has joined Jetstar Japan Co., Ltd. in 2011 and contributed to its business launch.

He served as the head of human resources  at ispace Co., Ltd., a Japanese space start-up company. 

At each company, he created a structural system to leverage the potential of diverse organizations and employees and has led the business to growth.

Joined SkyDrive in December 2023.

Toshio ANDO

Technical fellow / Air mobility pilot

Head of flight unit. President of the construction company in tandem with Produce & fly with the RC of amphibious airplane for 40 years and produced more than 30 original drones.
Participated in CARTIVATOR in 2017.
In SkyDrive, in charge of VP of Technology.

Adviser

Hisashi MATSUMOTO

Adviser

Professor at the Nippon Medical School Born in Ishikawa, Resident in Chiba After graduation from Kanazawa university, he become a Gastroenterological surgeon then emergency physician from 2000. He is a pioneer of Helicopter emergency medical services (doctor-helicopters).

1987: Joined Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kanawzawa University.
2000- Emergency and critical care center, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital
2014: Became Professor Nippon Medical School
2016: Became Assistant Director of Hospital, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital
2017: Got an MBA (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

Hiroaki SUGITA

Adviser

1983: Graduated from Department of Social Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology
1984: Joined JTB
1993: Graduated from Keio University, Graduate School of Business Administration
1994: Joined the Boston Consulting Group
2001: Assigned to Managing Director & Partner
2006: Appointed to the head of Japan Office
2007: Appointed to Managing Director & Senior Partner
2016: Appointed to Japan Representative, The Boston Consulting Group
2018: Appointed to Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
2021: Appointed to Managing Director & Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group
2021- Professor at Waseda University Business School
2023- Appointed to Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group

Norio Mitsuya

Norio Mitsuya

Adviser

Born in Ise City, Mie Prefecture.
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he joined the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
After working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries, he retired from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as Director General of the Civil Aviation Bureau, and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2003. He was elected six times. He served as Parliamentary Vice Minister of Finance, Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, and served as Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in the second Abe Cabinet.

He retired from politics in October 2021.

Hisashi MATSUMOTO

Adviser

Professor at the Nippon Medical School Born in Ishikawa, Resident in Chiba After graduation from Kanazawa university, he become a Gastroenterological surgeon then emergency physician from 2000. He is a pioneer of Helicopter emergency medical services (doctor-helicopters).

1987: Joined Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kanawzawa University.
2000- Emergency and critical care center, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital
2014: Became Professor Nippon Medical School
2016: Became Assistant Director of Hospital, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital
2017: Got an MBA (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

Hiroaki SUGITA

Adviser

1983: Graduated from Department of Social Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology
1984: Joined JTB
1993: Graduated from Keio University, Graduate School of Business Administration
1994: Joined the Boston Consulting Group
2001: Assigned to Managing Director & Partner
2006: Appointed to the head of Japan Office
2007: Appointed to Managing Director & Senior Partner
2016: Appointed to Japan Representative, The Boston Consulting Group
2018: Appointed to Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
2021: Appointed to Managing Director & Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group
2021- Professor at Waseda University Business School
2023- Appointed to Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group

Norio Mitsuya

Norio Mitsuya

Adviser

Born in Ise City, Mie Prefecture.
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he joined the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
After working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries, he retired from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as Director General of the Civil Aviation Bureau, and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2003. He was elected six times. He served as Parliamentary Vice Minister of Finance, Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, and served as Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in the second Abe Cabinet.

He retired from politics in October 2021.