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Akio Saito, General Partner

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Akio Saito founded ANS Associates in May, 2006. Prior to ANS Associates, Akio spent about forty years in the telecommunications and network field. In the recent twenty-five years, he primarily worked for foreign country-based companies, such as Andrew, Nortel, Stratacom, Bay Networks, Atento-Pasona (a Telefonica CRMbusiness unit of Japan), Ciena, etc., holding a variety of senior executive positions with full responsibilities for their Japan operations. Before joining Andrew Corporationto establish their Japan office, he started his business career with Hitachi, Ltd.

His experiences are ranging from genuine start-up operations, business development, sales & marketing, consulting through heading hundreds employees of Japan operations.

Akio Saito holds Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering from Keio University, Tokyo.


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Mr. Tetsuro Mikami, Senior Business Partner (Founder and CEO, CASL)

(Biography)

Mr. Mikami, who is an influential seasoned veteran with his unparalleled successful track records in the telecom carrier space and industries, founded CASL (Challenge And Smile Laboratories) to provide consulting services for global business and human resources development in 2013.

Before founding CASL, Mr. Mikami was Vice President and Executive Officer at Hitachi Cable.  Prior to Hitachi Cable, he spent more than 30 years with NTT Group, taking a variety of senior executive positions which included CEO of NTT Singapore, Vice President of Global Business at NTT Communications, General Manager of Long Distance at NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone), Director of Corporate Planning at NTT America, and Senior Manager, Europe and North America at NTT.

Mr. Mikami holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electronic Engineering from Yokohama National University (YNU).  He serves Yokohama Kogyoukai, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation as Director of the board. He also serves Alumni Association of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at YNU as Chairman.



Naoki Ido, Partner (President of Voyager Planning, Inc.):

(Biography)

Mr. Ido, who has very successful track records in the information, communications and technology (ICT) industry, founded Voyager Planning, a technology business consulting firm in 2007.  


Before founding the company, Mr. Ido was Vice-President of Extreme Networks, a US based leading supplier of network system and President of Extreme Networks Japan where he led the Japan team to number one position in business growth rating among Extreme Networks’ international organizations. Mr. Ido has been involved in systems engineering and technology since the 1970’s and is a recipient of many awards and technical licenses.  He is also a published author on the subject matter of network and IT systems. 




Shigeru Ikemoto, Partner (President of Ike Enterprises)

(Biography)

Mr. Ikemoto, a seasoned veteran, founded a company -a professional support services firm- in May, 1995 to provide clients with advisory and assistance services for their doing-business requirements in Japan. The services areas Ike Enterprises offer will cover Japanese laws, tax processes, accounting procedures, social insurance, and others, whatever required for a client to launch a new venture and to set up a new office in Tokyo.

Ike Enterprises will, with its over 30 years of combined experiences, also provide administrative support services for clients, including assistance in accounting, payroll, office management, facility management and even in clients' employees and families care services in Tokyo.

Prior to Ike Enterprises, Shigeru worked for Nortel Networks as Manager of General Affairs of its Japan operations. Prior to Nortel, he worked for a major trading firm in Japan.

Shigeru Ikemoto holds a Bachelor of Economics from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.



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