Corporate Leadership

Board of Directors

Noriaki Hirao

President, CEO & Founder

Hirao Noriaki was born in 1983. He has experience in three creations and one liquidation of companies in the entertainment, semiconductor, IoT, and cybersecurity fields...

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Tõnu Samuel

Director & CTO (USA), Director (Estonia), Executive Office & CIO (Japan)

Tõnu Samuel was one of the four core members of MySQL development. Developed overall MySQL's security, such as SSL connection...

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Jaan Priisalu


Jaan Priisalu is a world-known authority in the security of infrastructure and information assets. He has more than 15 years of practical experience in...

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Raul Allikivi


Raul Allikivi was born in Estonia in 1979. He graduated from Tartu University in 2002 completing his master's degree at Waseda University in 2005 and started working at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications...

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Rahel Priisalu

Chief Operating Officer

Over the past 20 years, Rahel Priisalu has worked for Estonian IT companies and international organizations where she gained extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art IT technology...

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Atsushi Taira

Independent Director

Atsushi Taira was in the Softbank Group for 12 years. In 2003 he took office in Yahoo! Japan's first marketing headquarters. In 2008 he took over as MySpace Japan CEO (CEO), a joint venture...

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Nobuhisa Itoh

Director & COO

Itoh has over of 20 years of experience in setting up businesses and establishing systems in the IT industry. In 2010 he helped launch Sercomm Japan Inc...

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Executive Officers

Kenji Ohyama

Executive Officer & CBO (Japan)

Kenji Ohyama worked for Andersen Consulting (presently Accenture) for seven years from 1998. He was involved in projects such as...

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Yuta Ishida

Executive Officer

From 1988 Yuta Ishida worked at the R&D department of a major electromechanics company for 10 years mainly dealing with supercomputers and open systems for technical calculations...

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Masakazu Ohtsuka

Executive Officer CTO

Ohtsuka has 15 years of extensive experience in system and business development. Since joining Planetway in 2017, he has supervised engineers both in Japan and...

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Advisory Board

Tetsuzo Matsumoto

Special Advisor

Tetsuzo Matsumoto, also known as Ted, graduated from Kyoto University’s Faculty of Law in 1962 and joined ITOCHU Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President...

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Taavi Kotka

Taavi Kotka is a co-founder and CEO of Nortal, a leading software development company in the e-government, digital healthcare and communication solution fields...

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Seishiro Tsuruho

He became the President of NTT Software Corp in 1997. From 2001 he served as XML Consortium Chairman at Information Processing Society of Japan. In 2003 he started working at Kochi University of Technology...

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Lauri Korts-Pärn

Lauri Korts-Pärn started working in the computer and IT industry in his teens. At the time he was self-learning without manuals and the Internet environment of today...

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Ron Tackaberry

Ron Tackaberry graduated from the University of Edinburgh and South Illinois University by 1987. In 1985 until 2011 he was a Scientific Control Systems Engineer at X-ray Optical Center in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

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Indrek Neivelt

Indrek Neivelt has been contributing to the development of cutting-edge banking systems in Europe over 25 years. In 2014, he founded mobile banking service, Pocopay and has been ...

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Taku Inoue

Taku Inoue graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Technology in 2007. He graduated the Science Education Program School of Law in the University of Tokyo in 2009. Inoue passed the national bar examination in 2010...

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Godo Irukayama

Godo Irukayama developed an automatic stage lighting control system in 1982. In 1983, he joined a chemical company where he developed artificial organs at the company's research institute...

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Mizusawa Ryo

Mizusawa Ryo worked at KPMG AZSA LLC from 2004 to 2013. He joined the I-TRAD Tax Accountant Corporation in the same year. In February 2015 he became representative partner (his current position)...

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