Board of Directors

  • Representative DirectorAkihiko Matsumura

    Akihiko Matsumura is a graduate of Hokkaido University’s Faculty of Law. Since he was a university student, he has founded numerous companies in fields spanning education, beauty, healthcare, food, apparel, and environment. He founded Transcu Group Limited in 2008 and listed it as the first Japanese biotech company on the Singapore Exchange Mainboard. In September 2011, he founded 3DOM Technology Inc., the precursor to 3DOM Alliance Inc. In February 2014, he established 3DOM Inc. (now 3DOM Alliance Inc.) and became Chief Strategy Officer. He was appointed Director of 3DOM Alliance Inc. in June 2022 and has served as Representative Director and President since August 2023.

  • DirectorHeizo Takenaka

    Professor Emeritus, Keio University. PhD in Economics. After graduating from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Economics, Mr. Takenaka joined the Japan Development Bank in 1973. After resigning in 1981, he served as Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University and Professor in the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University. In 2001, he was appointed Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Koizumi Cabinet, followed by appointments as Minister of State for Financial Services, Minister of State for Privatization of Postal Services, and Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. He was elected to the House of Councillors in 2004, then resigned from the House of Councillors and retired from politics in 2006. He concurrently holds positions including Research Advisor to the Japan Center for Economic Research, Chairman of the Board of Academyhills, Independent Outside Director of SBI Holdings, Inc., and Member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum.

  • DirectorMitsuhiro Furusawa

    Mr. Furusawa entered the Ministry of Finance after graduating from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law. He has built his career in the field of international finance, serving as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in the United States, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Director-General of the Financial Bureau, and Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs. After retiring in 2014, he became a Special Advisor to the Cabinet, where he advises on international economics. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the IMF in 2015 and Chairman of the Institute of International Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 2021.

  • DirectorMasataka Matsumura

    Mr. Matsumura graduated from American Intercontinental University London. In his career as a designer, he served as Creative Director and Representative Director of a Japanese fashion brand, then started and managed his own brand as its Representative Director. After first serving as a Director of 3DOM Inc. (now 3DOM Alliance Inc.), he was appointed Representative Director and President in September 2018. He has served as CEO of noco-noco since November 2022.

  • Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee)Minoru Tanaka

    Mr. Tanaka was registered as a certified public accountant in March 1986. He joined Shinko Audit Corporation in 1981 and Kaikei Joho Center K.K. in 1988 before being appointed Representative Director of Accounting Firm Recolte (incumbent) in December 1994. He was appointed Corporate Auditor of Hikari Tsushin, Inc. in June 2004, Representative Director of abreuvoir (incumbent) in August 2004, Corporate Auditor of Kamikawa Taisetu Sake Brewery (incumbent) in July 2016, Director of Trans Continental (incumbent) in January 2017, Corporate Auditor of Ryokkyu Kobo K.K. (incumbent) in December 2017, and Director of Standard Link K.K. (incumbent) in July 2022.

  • Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee)Noriyoshi Suzuki

    Graduated from Seikei University, Faculty of Economics. He has worked at Nikko Cordial Securities Co., Ltd. (currently SMBC Nikko Securities Co., Ltd.) for 37 years and Edmon de Rothschild Nikko Co., Ltd. for 12 years, holding positions such as Representative Director. Currently, he serves as Outside Director of Electric Kogyo Co., Ltd., President of SUZUKI NORIYOSHI OFFICE Co., Ltd., Outside Director of transcosmos Inc., and Representative Director of LES ROIS MAGES JAPONCo., Ltd.

  • Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee)Hiroshi Iizuka

    Graduated from Seikei University, Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science and graduated with a Master of Science in Public Administration from Arizona State University in 1985. Mr. Iizuka served as secretary to multiple prominent Japanese politicians from 1986 until 2007. In 2007, he assumed the position of Representative of Office Iizuka and currently serves as Representative Director and President of Office Iizuka Co., Ltd. He was a principal researcher at Asia Forum Japan from April 2007 to March 2015 and was a visiting researcher at the East-West Center from August 2007 until January 2008.

Senior Leadership

  • CTOKiyoshi Kanamura

    Studied at Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering and withdrew from Industrial Chemistry Doctorate Final Course. PhD in Engineering (Kyoto University). Held positions of Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University; and Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University. In April 2002, Dr. Kanamura became Professor of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University.
    Dr. Kanamura developed the 3DOM separator.
    He held the position of guest professor of several universities and served as a Screening Committee Member of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). His publications include “Next Generation Secondary Battery Material Development (2016, 2014),” “Lithium Ion Battery (2015),” and “Automotive Lithium Ion Battery (2010).”
    In December 2016, Dr. Kanamura became a Director of 3DOM Inc. (now 3DOM Alliance Inc.).

  • noco-tech Inc.
    Representative Director & President
    Tatsuo Mori

    Graduated from Chuo University Faculty of Science and Engineering. Engaged in the battery business for 30 years, previously at Nichicon Capacitor Ltd. (now Nichicon Corporation) and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now Panasonic Corporation).
    At Panasonic, he was as a product development engineer for 12 years and a plant manager for 18 years, responsible for overseeing the manufacturing floor and management of the battery manufacturing plant. His experience includes serving as president of subsidiaries Panasonic Energy Wuxi Co., Ltd. (China) and Panasonic Storage Battery Shenyang Co., Ltd. (China) and lithium-ion battery plant manager (Hyogo, Japan). Mr. Mori was appointed Manager of 3DOM Alliance's Shinkoyasu Office and Product Division Manager in March 2021.

  • Technical AdvisorToshiya Kuwamura

    Graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology. Joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Corporation). Participated in the development and mass production project of lithium primary batteries for the industry’s first high-power camera. Since then, Mr. Kuwamura has consistently engaged in the development of lithium batteries. After being assigned to the U.S. as a technology expert, he was responsible for managing lithium primary battery and micro battery businesses. Subsequently, Mr. Kuwamura was involved in the development of materials for lithium ion secondary batteries at Kureha Battery Materials Japan Co., Ltd. and Kureha Co., Ltd., before serving as a technical advisor to Panasonic Corporation, followed by his current position. Mr. Kuwamura is one of the pioneers of lithium metal anode battery technology. He is responsible for 3DOM Alliance’s R&D division.

  • CDMO (Chief Diversity & Morality Officer)Yuichi Tei

    Dr. Yuichi Tei graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine in 1989 and received his M.D. degree in 1997. After serving as a resident at the University of Tokyo Hospital, a researcher in the Endocrinology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and an associate professor at the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, he became Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering in 2007 (concurrently with his role at the Graduate School of Medicine). He began serving concurrently as Professor at the Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine in 2016 and as Director and Vice President of the Kanagawa University of Human Services in 2020. He was appointed Chief Diversity & Morality Officer (CDMO) of 3DOM Alliance in 2022. Dr. Tei researches and analyzes the creation of innovative organizational structures from the perspective of morals and comradeship. He also organizes various workshops and works extensively in the field of education and training. Publications: "The Mechanism of Morality as Considered by a Professor of Science at the University of Tokyo” (2013), "Diversity and Morality” (2017), "A Professor of the University of Tokyo's Challenge: How to Teach AI to Judge Right from Wrong” (2018)