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Kenichi Saito

Sozo Ventures

Senior Director

As a Senior Director, he focuses on strategy, investment initiatives, business development and educational activities. He spent over 21 years at MUFG Bank, Japan’s top financial group where, as Managing Director of the DX Office, he led corporate innovation activities globally. In 2009, he was stationed in Singapore for three years, managing partnerships with banks in India, Vietnam and the Philippines. From 2015 to 2020, he led MUFG’s Global Innovation Team in the Bay Area, where he was responsible for start-up investments and business development, especially in fintech. He believes the innovations he developed at MUFG can be an engine of growth for large companies all over the world, which is why he joined Sozo. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, and also graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in Electronics, Information and Communication.

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