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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Seishiro Tsuruho

Managing Director

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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Core Members

Jaan Priisalu

Chief Scientist

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

CRO

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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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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Shinichi Fujita

Managing Executive Officer COO and CTO

As a director of Benesse Corporation’s IT department, he managed the development of digital education services. Before joining Benesse, he worked as a board of director and CTO of Evolable Asia Co., Ltd. in the establishment of a Vietnamese corporation and sales activities for offshore development.

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Jeff Chamberlain

Executive Officer (Planetway Europe CEO)

More than 13 years experience in domestic sales and business development, specially industrial electrical infrastructure systems, factory automation, precision equipment, IoT RF and LPWA signal / sensor equipment (LoRaWAN Alliance). Established a Japanese corporation as representative director for a prominent German electric solutions manufacturer in 2013.

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Takahiro Aoki

Executive Officer

He joined Planetway at April in 2019 , works for consulting sales and then became General Manager of Business Promotion Division. Before joiing Planetway, he worked for various projects for all of industries as IT consultant, Strategic consultant, Sales, New Business Development.

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Osamu Iwasawa

Executive Officer (Planetway Europe CIO)

Since joining Planetway at May in 2019, he worked as Director of Product Planning Dept, then assigned Officer for Planetway Japan and CIO for Planetway Europe. Before joining Planetway, he worked for digitalization of the educational materials as a CDO (Chief Digital Officer) in Benesse Holdings, Inc. which is No1 Educational Company in Japan.

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Advisory Board

Partners

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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