• Daisuke Kobayashi, CFO, Remow

    Daisuke Kobayashi, CFO, Remow

  • In today's dynamic business landscape, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play a crucial role in steering companies towards sustainable growth and success. Among them, Daisuke Kobayashi stands out as a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence. With a background rooted in professional ethics as a Certified Public Accountant, Daisuke has honed his skills across diverse sectors, from his early days in M&A advisory at an investment bank to his leadership roles at Nissin Foods Holdings and GSK. Now, as the CFO of REMOW, a burgeoning startup, Daisuke leverages his expertise not only in financial management and fundraising but also in strategic decision-making, M&A, and human resource strategies. His multifaceted approach embodies a dedication to enhancing enterprise value and driving the company towards greater heights.

  • Daisuke Kobayashi: Crafting Financial Fortitude In Remow's Trailblazing Odyssey

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Top 10 CFOs In Japan - 2024

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  • Top 10 CFOs In Japan - 2024

    The chief financial officers, Steering Finances, Navigating Success:

    The chief financial officer is assigned the primary responsibility for managing the company's finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting, and often the analysis of data. The CFO thus has ultimate authority over the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. They manage financial risks and work to optimize the financial performance of the company. They play a crucial role in shaping a company's financial strategy and ensuring its financial health.

    CFOs in Japan: Inspiring Growth with Financial Wisdom:

    In Japan, CFOs play a pivotal role in driving financial strategies, ensuring compliance, and adapting to the evolving business environment. They must navigate unique challenges related to economic diversification, cultural considerations, and technological advancements. They are responsible for overseeing risk management and compliance with local and international financial regulations. They are tasked with optimizing capital allocation and sourcing funding for the organization. With the rapid advancement of technology, CFOs in Japan need to embrace digital transformation to streamline financial processes, enhance data analytics, and improve decision-making. They must evaluate and implement modern financial technologies to ensure efficiency and accuracy in financial operations. Through effective financial management, strategic planning, and embracing innovation, CFOs contribute to the sustainable growth and success of organizations in Japan. They play a vital role in shaping the financial health and strategic direction of organizations. They balance financial responsibilities, risk management, regulatory compliance, and strategic decision-making to ensure sustainable growth and success in the Japanese business environment.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 CFOs in Japan - 2024' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 CFOs In Japan - 2024

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
JB Energy Akio Hashimura, CFO JB Energy The marketing professional has extensive experience in corporate marketing and internal communications for corporations across diverse industries in Europe and Japan
Remow Daisuke Kobayashi, CFO Remow A seasoned professional leverages his expertise not only in financial management and fundraising but also in strategic decision-making, M&A, and human resource strategies
Accenture Jean-Michel Ferrer, Chief Financial Officer Accenture With a wealth of experience in corporate finance & operational management, he is proficient in due diligence, corporate financing, investment, private equity, M&A, venture capital and so on
Yuimedi Kazuhiko Muraoka, Group CFO Yuimedi With his extensive experience in operations and finance, he excels in M&A, strategic planning, change management, risk management, cash flow forecasting, and more
Money Forward Naoya Kanesaka, Group Executive Officer & CFO Money Forward He specialized in advising on international mergers and acquisitions, organizing public offerings in technology and finance, and managing private equity and investments
I Cubed Systems Ryohei Satomi, CFO I Cubed Systems He possesses a wide range of skills including business strategy, financial analysis, implementation, and navigating complex industries, with duties ranging from strategic planning to administrative oversight
Liberty Japan Co Suguru Segawa, CFO Liberty Japan Co Having extensive experience in finance field ranging from financial closing, disclosure, financial operation, cost accounting, FP&A, controller, and corporate finance in multiple industries
Zone K K Toru Ando, CFO Zone K K Possess expertise in organizational development and change management, as well as problem-solving activities spanning various functions, utilizing strong facilitation skills with an educational approach
Prometric Toshiaki Aoyama, CFO Prometric An experienced finance professional who has actively participated in the establishment of new businesses and the growth of positions within well-known companies in both the US and Japan
Highreso Yusuke Nakano, Director & CFO Highreso He has managed publicly traded and privately held companies, focusing on company management, financial growth, and enhancing value both domestically and internationally

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