Prior to joining the Aspirant Group, Mr. Mima worked at a Japanese general trading company, Toyota Tsusho, focusing on strategy revisions and domestic and overseas M&As/alliances in the grain/food industry. He also worked at Ant Capital Partners from 2005 where he was in charge of investment to family-held businesses, management support and exit negotiations for its portfolio companies, and fund raising activities. Prior to Ant Capital Partners, Mr. Mima worked at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) from 2000 where he was engaged in various types of projects including new business start-ups, R&D strategy restructuring and operational reforms for governmental agencies, financial institutions, chemical companies and IT carriers. Mr. Mima holds a B.A. and M.A. in Technology from Kyoto University and an M.B.A. in Financial Strategy from the International Corporate Strategy of Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University.