Mr. Y. Kitao – Director

Mr Y Kitao is the Representative Director, President and CEO of SBI Holdings, Inc., which was previously the finance arm of SoftBank Corp. and established in July 1999. Mr Kitao began his career at Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., where he was mainly engaged in the investment banking business. He joined SoftBank Corp. in 1995 as Executive Vice-President and CFO and was then appointed CEO of the Softbank Finance group of companies. Mr Kitao graduated from Keio University with a Degree in Economics in 1974 and received a Degree in Economics from Cambridge University (England) in 1978.