Masami Kato, Partner

Masami joined NSV in 2007 to engage himself in the fast-paced world of Silicon Valley to create exciting new services and products for the digital network era.

He began his career at Sony Corporation where he was involved in the world of cutting-edge digital consumer electronics. He undertook product planning and business planning roles for VAIO laptop computers, coordinating product creation of world’s lightest and thinnest laptop, as well as devising product introducton plans for more than ten European countries. Prior to his VAIO days, Masami was in the public relations office, introducing Sony’s newest digital products and key technologies to the global media community.

Following his career at Sony, Masami joined McKinsey’s Tokyo office as a management consultant to assist Japanese corporations with deep-rooted management issues. He engaged in a number of projects such as strategy formation, corporate branding, procurement optimization, and fixed-capital usage optimization for companies in the semiconductor, airline, and chemical industry.

Masami holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France and Singapore, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in Canada.

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