Company Profile

Company Name Institution for a Global Society Corporation
Capital JPY 95 million (as of March 31, 2023)
CEO Masahiro Fukuhara
Established May 2010
Location Head Office
4F, 1-11-2 EbisuMinami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022,Japan

Board Members

CEO/Representative Director/Founder Masahiro Fukuhara

Before founding IGS, Fukuhara was Managing Director at asset management firm Barclays Global Investors (BGI) where he made investment decisions based on computer-driven models. Fukuhara earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Keio University and MBA from INSEAD. He holds a Master's degree (with Honors) in International Finance from Grandes Ecoles HEC and a Ph.D. from Tsukuba University Graduate School of Business Sciences. He is currently a Project Professor at the Economics Department at Keio University, a Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Science, and a Project Professor at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School. He is the first Japanese to be elected as a Ethereum Foundation Next Billion Fellow.

  • DirectorFumito Nakae

    Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University and joined The Mitsubishi Bank Ltd.,(currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.) in 1974. Appointed Deputy General Manager of Foreign Exchange and Money Market Division of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.,(currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.) in 1996. Chairman of the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market Committee during 1996-1999. Joined Standard Chartered Bank Tokyo in 1999 and served as Co-Head of Wholesale Banking and Head of Global Markets Japan. Appointed to an Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent) of IGS in 2021, and to a director of IGS in 2022.

  • Director and Chief Operating OfficerShinobu Nakasato (Narita)

    After serving as the Executive Officer in charge of Public Relations and Association Business at a foreign PR firm and an online media company, the individual is currently employed in their present position. They are conducting research on educational systems at the Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management. They hold a Master's degree in Systems Engineering and serve as a member of the High School Inquiry Project Advisory Board at Tokyo Gakugei University.

  • Full-time AuditorYutaka Kanou

    Graduated from Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. After declining the offer from a major company, he joined a venture company as a new graduate, he witnessed an exponential growth. Afterward, he participated in the establishment of a venture company and served as a Technical Officer. After he retired the company, he became the Representative Director and CTO in another venture company, which is currently a subsidiary of a company listed with the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • Outside DirectorHiroto Koda

    Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics. Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan and became Vice President (Representative Director) of Mizuho Securities in 2016. After retiring from the company in 2018, he has served as president of Innovation Intelligence Research Institute, Inc. and director of INCJ (outside). Appointed as an outside director of the Company in 2021.

  • Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent)Takeshi Kobayashi

    Graduated from Keio University. Obtained a MSc International Finance from HEC Paris. Engaged in corporate valuation, asset management, consulting at Rating and Investment Information, Inc. and Barclays Global Investors (BGI), and more. Obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba. He was appointed to an Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent) of IGS in 2022.

  • Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent)Sayaka Hieda

    Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Law. Registered as a lawyer in 2007 and joined Hanzomon Sogo Law Office. She later joined the Omotesando General Law Office in 2010 (current position). Appointed as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent) of Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. in 2019. Appointed as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent) of the Company in 2021.


Head Office

4F, 1-11-2 EbisuMinami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022,Japan