Mamoru Taniya

  • Seasoned investment professional
  • Currently chairman of Asuka Asset Management and Asuka Corporate Advisory
  • Formerly director and founding member of Tudor Capital Japan, managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney, co-head of the proprietary trading desk, and head of equity and fixed derivatives trading at Solomon’s Tokyo operations
  • Funded multiple startups including Lifenet Seimei (online life insurance), Money Design (online investment platform) as well as ISAK (NPO international school in Japan)
  • B.A. in Law from Tokyo University


Chris Dai

  • Cross-border deal maker and business operations executive
  • Currently COO/CIO of Yixing SCM, a company specialized in international trade, logistics, and supply chain management between China and Japan. Managing 6 group companies
  • Previously worked at Accenture Japan. Specialized in international projects involving business process re-engineering and IT integration
  • Serving as the president of Stanford Club of Shanghai since 2015
  • B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University