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Mr Yoshihiko Machida

Mr Yoshihiko Machida

Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor of Business Administration from Aoyama Gakuin University

    Experience:
    Mr Machida has extensive experience in general management and is very familiar with the golf course management business, having worked within the Accordia Group for nearly 10 years. He was the Corporate Executive Officer of the Sponsor and the Chief of the Department of General Affairs and Personnel Division from 2009, during which time he exercised an oversight and supervisory role over the general business of the Sponsor and also reported directly to the President of the Sponsor.

    Previous Roles:
    Mr Machida held positions in Nitto Kogyo Co., Ltd., the previous operator of the golf courses of the Sponsor, and Nitto America Co., Ltd., where he was largely responsible for overseeing the firm's golf course management activities and was also involved in the strategic planning of the firm's golf course business.

  • Mr Takuya Nagano

    Mr Takuya Nagano

    Executive Director and the Head of Investor Relations

    Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  •  Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from University of Rochester, New York
  •  Bachelor of Engineering in Tohoku University
  •  Chartered member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan

    Experience:
    Mr Nagano has approximately 20 years of investment banking experience in Daiwa Securities Group where he was involved in initial public offerings, equity and debt capital market transactions and mergers and acquisitions, including advising Japanese companies in their listings on the SGX-ST.

    Previous Roles:
    Executive Director and the Head of Investment Banking, South East Asia, in Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore Limited; Director in the Financial Sponsor Department  at Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., Tokyo; Assistant Director in the Corporate Finance Department at Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. Tokyo.

  • Mr Shunichi Nemoto

    Mr Shunichi Nemoto

    Chief Financial Officer

    Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor of Engineering from University of Tokyo
  •  Certified Public Accountant in Japan
  •  Certified Tax Accountant in Japan

    Experience:
    Mr Nemoto has extensive finance and accounting experience and knowledge of J-GAAP and IFRS. He started his career in BDO and later worked in Deloitte Tokyo. During this period, he was involved in statutory audit, M&A consulting and the establishment of corporate internal control systems. Mr Nemoto established his own accounting firm in 2006. He has provided professional service in the field of tax accounting, consolidated accounting, J-SOX (internal control system) and IFRS accounting for various listed companies in Japan.

    Previous Roles:
    From 2000 to 2003, Mr Nemoto worked at BDO Sanyu & Co. where he was mainly involved in statutory audit for listed companies. From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu where as an audit manager he was responsible for statutory audits under the FIEA and the Companies Act of Japan. He also gained experience in financial consulting (due diligence, valuation) and IPO consulting. In 2006, Mr Nemoto established his own accounting firm, and also obtained certificate of tax accountant the following year. From 2006 to 2014, he has advised many companies on the preparation of consolidated financial statements, J-SOX compliance and internal audits. He has also provided consultation on IFRS accounting services.

  • Mr Takahiro Kurosawa

    Mr Takahiro Kurosawa

    Chief Investment and Asset Management Officer

    Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  •  Degree in Law from Kokugakuin University

    Experience:
    Mr Kurosawa has extensive experience in finance, investment and asset management. He has been with the Sponsor since 2011 and was appointed Executive Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Management Planning Division of the Sponsor in April 2013. He is responsible for the buying and selling of golf courses on behalf of the Sponsor in relation to portfolio replacement.

    Previous Roles:
    Prior to joining the Sponsor, he was formerly employed with Goldman Sachs Realty Japan Ltd. since 2000, where he was in charge of the management and collection of purchase loans in the Loan Asset Management department and was also promoted to the position of Asset Manager. Mr Kurosawa played a key role in leading the acquisition by the Goldman Sachs group of the golf courses and was consequently promoted to Senior Asset Manager of Goldman Sachs Realty Japan Ltd. He also worked with Nippon Mortgage Co., Ltd. where he was engaged in property finance work for over 13 years.