Directors & Advisers

Directors & Advisers

President and CEOKenji Kakuta

Founder of iHeart Japan after his 8-year experience as a biotechnology-focused venture capitalist.

DirectorManabu Suzuki

Former President of Applied Biosystems Japan, Ltd..

DirectorHiroyuki Misawa

Partner of Miyako Capital Co., Ltd.

Scientific AdviserJun Yamashita

Professor of The Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

Scientific AdviserYasuhiko Tabata

Professor of The Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

Scientific AdviserMinoru Ono

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital

Development AdviserZenichi Mori

Independent consultant who has retired from JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., where he led the clinical development of TEMCELL, a regenerative medicinal product made from mesenchymal stem cells.