Hirofumi Monden

Assistant Manager of Strategic department of GMO Payment Gateway, Inc., Largest Online Payment Service Provider in Japan with more than 44,000 online merchants. The only Tokyo Stock Exchange listed online PSP, public since 2005, current market cap is approx. 600M USD.
He is in charge of Business Development and Investment in foreign companies.

Prior to that, Hirofumi worked for NIF SMBC Ventures (currently Daiwa Corporate Investment and SMBC Venture Capital), the second largest VC in Japan, in charge of Investment and Business Development in promising companies. He was in charge of the portfolio companies of more than 30 companies.
Also he worked for Daiwa Real Estate Asset Management, real estate asset management company of Daiwa Securities Group (TSE: 8601). He was in charge of Finance and Budget making and control.

Hirofumi earned his B.A. degree from Keio University.