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Management Team

Representative Director, President & CEO Taku Toguchi

Representative Director, President & CEO

Taku Toguchi

AI Representative Director, President & CEO of AI inside Inc. He started his research and development of artificial intelligence in 2004. Since then, he has been engaged in continuous research and development of artificial intelligence for more than 10 years, as well as commercialization and financial strengthening. In 2015, he established AI inside Inc. He has led service development, technology and management strategies, and has invented many technology patents, including the below;

  • Character recognition technology using machine learning combined with image recognition and natural language

  • Virtual personality generation and recommendation technology from anonymous information

  • Encryption technology using image processing

  • Compression and transfer technology for documents

  • Collation check system between AI-OCR result and human input data

  • and others

Board Director Katsuaki Nakaoki

Board Director

Katsuaki Nakaoki

Former Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. Mr. Nakaoki started his career at Merrill Lynch as head of the regional financial institutions team within the fixed income sales division, and later became head of the entire sales division, including business corporations and central financial institutions. During his 25 years at Merrill Lynch, he consistently served as the main point of contact for the sales department and has many connections with clients, especially financial institutions. At AI inside Inc., he involved in sales activities for financial institutions, and utilizing his experience as a member of management he is engaging in general management. He was appointed as Director of AI inside Inc. in October 2016.

Board Director Takeo Kusunose

Board Director

Takeo Kusunose

After joining Nomura Securities, he joined Merrill Lynch and was in charge of Equity Capital Markets Department, and then became General Manager for the Investment Banking Division where he was involved in advising Japanese companies on their overall financial and business strategies. He has extensive experience in large-scale cross-border and domestic M&A projects, government privatization projects, large-scale IPO projects, and fundraising through stocks and bonds. He is a former Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. Graduate of Keio University with B.A. in Economics, and MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Executive Officer, COO Maori Saito

Executive Officer, COO

Maori Saito

Graduate of Sophia University with a degree in International law relations. After graduating, he joined Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (now Shinsei Bank), where he worked at the financial products development department at the head office in Sapporo. During then he obtained MBA from New York University Graduate School of Business. He then joined Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, where he worked in the corporate business department. Afterwards he joined a IT start-up company as executive, and supported in listing and new business creations. After resigning, he supported a number of start-up companies including AI inside Inc as an incubator. He was appointed as Corporate Officer COO of AI inside Inc. in April 2021.

Executive Officer, CFO Masafumi Takahashi

Executive Officer, CFO

Masafumi Takahashi

Graduate of Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University. After graduating, he joined IBM Japan Ltd, where he engaged in failure analysis of mainframe software. He then worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC until October 2017, when he joined AI inside Inc. At our corporate planning office he has been in charge of fund procurement and establishment of internal controls, and was appointed as Corporate Officer CFO in September 2018. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (USCPA).

Executive Officer, CXO Hiroki Hosaka

Executive Officer, CXO

Hiroki Hosaka

Graduate of Chiba University with a degree in Design Science. After graduating, he joined Nikon Corporation, where he worked on UI design for electronic devices. Afterwards, he worked on UX design for IoT devices at LEOMO, Inc. and UX design consulting at Tigerspike Tokyo. He started supporting AI inside Inc. from July 2017 as external designer, and officially joined in October 2019. He launched the design organization, and oversees the design operation. Appointed as Corporate Officer CXO of AI inside Inc in April 2021.

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Takuo Hosokawa

After joining IBM Japan, Ltd and experienced managing the planning and administration division, he served as CFO at Kobelco Systems Co and EXA Co. Until June 2016, he served as director and general manager of corporate management division of Comtua Co, overseeing all aspects of business management including corporate governance. Appointed as Audit & Supervisory Board Member of AI inside Inc in September 2017.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Misao Akutsu

After joining Recruit Center Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holding Co., Ltd.), he worked in human resources for 10.5 years, and in real estate for 4.5 years. He then took charge in human resources at Able Inc, Plaza Create Co, Backs Group Inc and Apaman Shop Network Co (Currently APAMAN Co., Ltd). In March of 2004, he establishing Coco Breeze. Inc and has been consulting mainly for start up companies. Appointed as Audit & Supervisory Board Member of AI inside Inc in June 2018.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Takayuki Satoh

After joining a foreign bank and working at a major auditing firm (in the U.S.), he established Sato Management Law Office. He has served as an external auditor of Mixi Inc. and Ace Insurance Co., Ltd. and was appointed as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member of AI inside Inc in June 2019. Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Political Science and Economics. Lawyer and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (USCPA)