Merit Venture Capital hires Naomi Akira to lead continued growth in Japan
04/30/2021

Merit Venture Capital today announced that Naomi Akira will join the Firm at its new Country Director of Japan to expand its services in the country.

Online PR News – 30-April-2021 – CENTRAL DISTRICT – Naomi Akira will advise and support Merit Venture Capital’s Japanese client base and oversee all investment transactions in Japan as the firm continues to expand its presence in the country.

Prior to joining Merit Venture Capital, Ms. Akira spent 7 years at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in Hong Kong and before that, she spent a brief time in London and Zurich before returning back to Asia where she has held various leadership roles within several Investment Banking institutions.

Naomi Akira began her career at Mizuho Bank where she started off in their Securities Division. She then joined Japan Post Bank and held senior leadership positions and also played a part in Japan Post Bank’s successful IPO.

Merit Venture Capital’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Douglas Hu commented on the new appointment saying “Naomi Akira brings a wealth of insight to Merit Venture Capital from his years of experience as a senior leader in this industry. We look forward to her leadership and expertise in the country and greater Asia Pacific region, which is an increasingly important part of our business.”

Naomi Akira also commented on her delight at joining the firm saying “I am excited to join Merit Venture Capital, a firm with such a strong reputation for excellence. Alongside the talented existing team in Japan and senior leaders from across the firm, I look forward to continued growth and success in the country,” said Naomi Akira, new Country Director of Japan for Merit Venture Capital.

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