Takahide (Tak) Akiyama

Takahide Akiyama is a long time international corporate banker and senior corporate executive and has held various senior management and leadership positions with global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
He is currently Board Managing Director of Erex Co., and the President of Erex Spark Marketing Co.

Prior executive management positions were; Managing Director and Japan Country Head of the Bank of New York as well as President and CEO of the The Bank of New York Securities Company Japan Ltd., and the President and CEO of CBRE Japan operation and Executive Managing Director of San Francisco office.

Prior to these positions, he was with the Industrial Bank of Japan for over 25 years and held senior management positions including the Head of Private Equity and Global Project Finance as well as General Manager of San Francisco Branch. He also worked in London and Los Angeles. He specialized in private equity and corporate finance in such areas as acquisition finance, energy and infrastructure project finance and real estate finance.

He also practiced his own consulting business in San Francisco Bay Area, and during consulting practice he successfully closed transactions of US-Japan JV alliances, such as Erex Spark Marketing Co. (JV of the Erex Co. of Japan, and the Spark Energy Inc. of Texas)

He holds MA and BA degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PP&E) from Oxford University (Keble College), and BA degree in Economics from Keio University in Japan.

He is a board member of Japan Society of Northern California. He previously served as a board member of San Francisco Ballet and UC Berkeley International House.

Takahide Akiyama with Mr. Kenneth Blanchard,
the author of The One Minute Manager.

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