I’mbesideyou Co., Ltd.
Former Mercari Senior Executive Officer SVP Corporate Atsushi Yokota Appointed as I’mbesideyou Advisor
Online MTG video analysis company I’mbesideyou (Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO Shozo Kamiya, hereinafter referred to as
I’mbesideyou) has appointed former Mercari senior executive officer SVP Corporate Atsushi Yokota as an advisor to strengthen the back office. I will let you know. By solidifying the management foundation, as a global startup from Japan, we aim to realize a society where everyone respects and learns from each other, which is the vision of I’mbesideyou.
[Profile of Atsushi Yokota]
After graduating from Keio University, joined NTT DATA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (now NTT DATA Corporation) in 1996. Joined CyberAgent, Inc. in 2001 and was assigned to the management headquarters. While engaging in corporate affairs for the entire group, such as legal affairs, finance, accounting, internal control, corporate planning, budget management, investment, capital policy, corporate governance, group business management, and listing projects on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, he has been involved in many new businesses and groups. Engaged in company management support and special project work. In 2007, he was appointed General Manager of the Management Headquarters, and in 2014, he was appointed Executive Officer. In 2015, with the establishment of AbemaTV Co., Ltd., he was appointed as a director and engaged in the launch of video-related businesses. Joined Mercari in 2017 and launched a new business as Executive Officer of Souzoh Inc. and Director of Merpay Inc. In 2019, he became Mercari VP of Corporate and Kashima Antlers FC Auditor. 2020 Senior Executive Officer, Mercari, Inc.
SVP Corporate, 2021 Appointed Auditor of Mellogi, Souzoh Co., Ltd. Oversees corporate operations for the entire group.
[Comment from Atsushi Yokota]
I was attracted to Mr. Kamiya’s passion for taking on global challenges to transform society with AI technology, and I was appointed as an advisor. For medium- to long-term corporate growth, it is essential to build a strong management foundation that supports management and business growth. Thank you very much.
[Comment from Kamiya, CEO of I’mbesideyou]
It is time for our company to overcome 0→1 in the Japanese market and solidify the foundation as a global company originating in Japan. We can become a globally competitive company not only by attracting excellent human resources, but also by having a strong management foundation where excellent human resources can demonstrate their abilities with peace of mind. I believe that Mr. Yokota’s many years of experience at CyberAgent and Mercari, as well as his broad understanding of everything from 0 to 1 to 1 trillion yen companies, will help us grow into a global company. Together, we want to conquer the world.
[About I’mbesideyou Co., Ltd.]
I’mbesideyou is a global company that aims to realize a society where everyone respects and learns from each other through video analysis of online communication. It has been selected as a finalist for J-Startup certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and SXSW (South by Southwest) 2022, and has applied for more than 180 international patents. doing. We are developing a service that provides better communication by visualizing the engagement, mental health status, and psychological safety of each person in online communication.
Please contact us from “Contact Us” on https://www.imbesideyou.com.
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