Management

Directors

CEO
Masafumi Yasukochi

Personal History

1995: Graduated from Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kobe University
1997: Graduated from master’s course in Sports Medical Science, University of Tsukuba Graduate School
Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
2006: Visiting Lecturer at Saitama Medical University, Japan
2006: Established a2 sigma Inc. as CEO

Outside Director of Unisis Corporation, Japan
Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, Japan
Director, All About Science Japan (NPO)
Auditor, GanNote (NPO)

Director
Akio Ametani, PhD

Personal History

1988: Graduated from Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Tokyo, Doctor of Agriculture
1988: Post Doctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles
1990: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo
1994: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo
1998: Research Scientist, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
2002: Associate Member, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
2009: President, InfoBio Co. Ltd.

Director
Kei Yoneyama

Personal History

Certified public accountant (CPA) in Japan.
Graduated from Waseda University School of Human Sciences. His job history started at Maezawa Industries and after working for several venture companies, he joined ImmuniT Research Inc. in 2019 as General Manager of Business Administration. He became a director in 2021.
Former insei of the Nihon Ki-in. Certified weather forecaster.

Outside Director
Keima Ueno, MBA

Personal History

CEO, DOJIN GROUP CO., Ltd.
Prior to DOJIN GROUP, worked at Morgan Stanley and The Boston Consulting Group.
Serves for multiple healthcare and bio technology companies as an outside director.

Full-time Auditor
Toshio Sudo

Personal History

Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University. Started his job career at the Bank of Tokyo. After that, moved to the healthcare industry and was involved in finance as well as corporate governance, risk management and internal control as CFO of the manufacturers. Worked in US for 19 years as a total, including a period of CFO of a US subsidiary of a manufacturer of antibody test drugs. Currently, also serves as a part-time accounting advisor for Toshiba Group’s Malaysian subsidiary.
USCPA, CGMA and CIA

Part-time Auditor
Fumimaro Kumagai

Personal History

Attorney-at-law in Japan.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo. He joined Sato Sogo Law Office after working for a public think tank and Barclays Securities Co. Ltd. He provides a wide range of legal support of general corporate legal affairs such as domestic and overseas M & A, TOB and crisis management as well as them for start-ups including start-up financing, alliances with large companies, exits of IPO and M & A, regulatory investigation and intellectual property strategy of new businesses, and labor and litigation, additionally including them related to open innovation for large companies.
He also serves as an outside corporate auditor of GMO Click Securities Inc., an outside director and audit and supervisory committee member of GMO AD Partners Inc. and is also involved in corporate management of various business formats.

Scientific Advisor

Hiroshi Kagamu, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Japan

Personal History

1988: Graduated from School of Medicine, Niigata University, Japan
1995–1998: Studied at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, United States
1998: Graduated from Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
2005: Assistant Professor, Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital
2007: Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine II, School of Medicine, Niigata University
2010: Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine II, School of Medicine, Niigata University
2014: Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine II, School of Medicine, Niigata University
2015: Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center

Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine; Board Certified Specialist and Advanced Certified Specialist of the Japanese Respiratory Society; Board Certified Specialist of the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy; General Clinical Oncologist and Tentative Instructor of Oncology of the Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy.

Shigehisa Kitano, MD, PhD
General Manager, Department of Cancer Immunotherapy Development, Advanced Medical Development Center, Cancer Research Society Ariake Hospital, Japan
Visiting Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Saitama Medical University

Personal History

1998: Graduated from School of Medicine, Mie University, Japan
2005: Assistant Professor, Department of Gene and Immune Cell Therapy, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine
2007: PhD (Professor Hiroshi Siku, Department of Internal Medicine, 2nd, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine)
2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine)
2009: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunology, Visiting Investigator (Drs. James Allison and Jedd Wolchok)
2013: Department of Advanced Medicine, National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan
2019: General Manager, Department of Cancer Immunotherapy Development, Advanced Medical Development Center, Cancer Research Society Ariake Hospital, Japan

General Medicine Specialist of Japanese Society of Internal Medicine; Board Certified Cancer Pharmacology Specialist/Instructor of Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology; General Clinical Oncologist (by Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy)


Advisor


Sachio Semmoto, PhD

Personal History

BS in engineering from Kyoto Unibersity and PhD in engineering from University of Florida.
Worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT at present).
Co-founded Daini Denden (KDDI at present) with Mr Kazuo Inamori and others.
Launched eAccess and eMobile, and served as the pressident and CEO Served as a director of SIlicon Valley’s Excellent Company as well as Reuters.
Served as a professor at Keio University Graduate School and University of California at Berkley, a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and a visiting fellow at Stanford University.
Currently, Executive Chairman of RENOVA Inc.