Mr. Hirao has unique global experience in direct private corporate investments with both control and non-control as well as fund investments.
He started his career with Mitsubishi Corporation, that is one of the biggest investment and trading firm in Japan. His business and administration experience at Mitsubishi Corporation had led to his investments in a number of private companies in Japan, China, South East Asia, Europe and South Africa, through his assignment at several Mitsubishi subsidiary companies such as Millennia Venture Partners, Kizuna Capital Partners and MC Capital Europe. His investments diversifies from large corporate curve-out, turnaround, growth and development capital to early stage investments with hands-on support to portfolio companies as non-executive director to create value of the businesses. He also made Private Equity and Infrastructure fund investments globally and have extensive network among GP, LP community. Not just as an investment manager, he has real life management experience as President &CEO at Alternative Investment Capital, Kizuna Capital Partners, and Millennia Venture Partners.
Mr. Hirao holds BA in Economics from Keio University.