|Company name||JEPLAN, INC.|
|Representative||CO-FOUNDER: Michihiko Iwamoto
CEO & CO-FOUNDER: Takao Masaki
|Established in||January 2007|
|Capital||1.492 billion yen (including capital reserves)|
|Tel. & Fax.||Tel. +81 3-6273-3218 Fax. +81 3-6273-3220|
|Location||headquarters: Kasumigaseki 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki Bldg. 5F, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan, 100-6005|
|Location||Kitakyushu Hibikinada Plant: Hibikimachi 1-120-6, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka, Japan, 808-0021|
|Location||Imabari No.1 Plant: Kinuboshi cho 4-2-25, Imabari City, Ehime, Japan, 794-0813|
|Location||Imabari No.2 Plant: Higashitoriu-cho 5-20, Imabari City, Ehime, Japan, 794-0813|
Iwamoto holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Kitakyushu and has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing in textile trading companies. He worked to establish the textile recycling system in collaboration with government, retailers, and trading companies. He then founded JEPLAN with a vision to realize a society where everything will be circulated with economic efficiency. Under his leadership as CEO of JEPLAN, the company has achieved nine consecutive years of profitability. Iwamoto published his first book “Business for creating ‘future without waste’” (in Japanese) and in 2015 gave a presentation in Ted Haneda. He was selected as the fifth Japanese Ashoka fellow in 2015.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Takao holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and studied Technology Management for Innovation at the University of Tokyo. Before founding JEPLAN, he worked with Osaka University. In 2009, Takao founded JEPLAN with Iwamoto and he has been in charge of the whole operation, including technology development, factory operation, finance, and management. He developed the bio-ethanol production technology from cotton in collaboration with a chemical company. He also led a couple of research & development projects, such as ethanol production from waste gas and also the mobile phone recycling process through pyrolysis. As vice-president, Takao took command of the capital increase project and succeeded in raising $14 million in 2014. He took over the role as CEO in March 2016.
CFO & Director
Hara holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Keio University. He worked for Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC as an Auditor from 2007 and experienced audit of financial instruments, manufacturers, and IT companies. He spent two years in Ernst & Young LLP in the US and experienced IPO audit of US based IT companies (Nimble Storage, Arista Networks). Prior to joining JEPLAN, he was the CEO of Style Act and led a couple of departments, such as finance, HR, Capital, and M&A.
After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University he started working at Nomura Securities company in the corporate finance unit. He was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in September 2015. In addition, he also served as representative director for Shijo Ltd and also as board member for Kado Ltd
After graduating from Kyushu University, he was engaged in the semiconductor business at NEC Corporation. Then, in 2004, he served as Board of Directors in Hiroshima Elpida Memory, Inc. In 2007, he worked as an executive officer in Tera Probe Inc. He was appointed to JEPLAN as the auditor in November 2015.
After graduating from Dokkyo University, he joined Morimurashoji Corporation in the ceramics department. In 2002 he worked as a board member at Inflo Co., Ltd. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Management Department from Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Graduate School of Technology. He worked as the Executive Officer in Anikomu HD Co. Ltd. In 2007, and was appointed as a Company auditor in September 2015. He also works as a Representative Director to augment a specific non-profit organization and as a Representative Director at Kamakura Social Good Capital Co., Ltd.
Isao graduated from Chuo University and registered as a certified public accountant in 1978. He established Camellia CPA firm in 1986 and registered as a tax accountant in 1988. He was then appointed a representative director of Camellia Comprehensive Institute of Management. In March 2016 he was appointed as a Company auditor. He presently also works for nine other companies.
Kasumigaseki Building 5F, Kasumigaseki 3-2-5, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan, 100-6005