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Motoyuki is the CEO and Co-founder of Synspective Inc.
He began his career working at a US-based consulting firm in Tokyo, Japan for 5 years to support more than 15 global companies to design new business and technology strategies, to formulate corporate governance and to build the internal controls necessary to run global companies.
He received his Ph.D. in Technology Management for Innovation from the University of Tokyo.
During his time there, he focused his research on construction of energy systems to promote economic growth in developing countries.
He then implemented his knowledge of business development to solve social issues in areas such as energy, water and sanitation, agriculture, and recycling in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania, and the devastated areas of Japan.
Seiko is a Founder & Board Director of Synspective and a professor in the Graduate School of System Design and Management at Keio University.
Prior to Synspective, he worked for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation as a space systems engineer for 15 years.
One of the projects he worked on was the HTV, H-II Transfer Vehicle, from the ground up to the international space station.
His final position in the HTV project was a technical lead at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
He has been an Associate Professor at Graduate School of System Design and Management at Keio University since 2008, and a Professor since 2017.
His main research topics are Innovative Thinking Methodology and System Development Methodology, especially systems architecture.
From 2015 through 2019, he was a program manager at ImPACT (Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program) led by the Cabinet Office of Japan, and developed a Small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Satellite System for On-Demand Observation.
Seiko received a Master’s Degree in Astronautics from University of Tokyo and a Doctoral Degree in Systems Engineering from Keio university.
Toshihiro joined Synspective as a member of the Board of Directors and the General Manager of the Satellite System Development Department in April 2019.
Before joining Synspective, Toshihiro was with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for more than 19 years, first leading the team working on attitude control subsystems for earth observation satellites, then as manager of systems engineering for earth observation satellites.
He also worked for TerraSAR-X in Astrium (now Airbus DS) Friedrichshafen, Germany as an exchange engineer in 2004.
In 2016, he joined the University of Tokyo and worked on the system design of the small SAR (synthetic aperture radar) satellite that is basis of the demonstration satellites of Synspective.
Toshihiro received a M.S. in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1997.
Shoichiro joined Synspective as the General Manager of the Business Development Department in June 2018.
Prior to Synspective, he spent 37 years devoted to the space program at Mitsubishi Heavy Indusries, Ltd.(MHI).
He was a structural engineer for all the main Japanese launch vehicles: N-1, N-2, H-1, and H-2. From 1990 to 2000, he was engaged in the Japanese Space Shuttle, the HOPE-X programme.
In 2003, he was assigned as project manager to privatize the H-2A.
After managing space business in MHI, he became EVP of MHI’s US subsidiary in 2015.
He also served as the president of Japan Rocket Society from 2013 to 2015.
Shoichiro received a M.S. in Space Technologies from The University of Tokyo in 1980.
Tomoyuki joined Synspective as the General Manager of the Solution Development Department and the Ground System Department in April 2018.
Previously, he was with a geospatial information provider from April 2009 to March 2018, where he developed a high-speed image processing system for ASNARO satellite ground systems and became the project leader of research and development for feature recognition from satellite data through deep learning.
He served as a leader of an artificial intelligence project at the company and engaged in developing solution services by using deep learning with remote sensing data.
Tomoyuki holds a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Gunma University, Japan and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Keio University.
Atsushi is the General Manager of the Administration Department and manages accounting, finance, auditing, investor relations, and legal strategy and operation.
Prior to Synspective, Atsushi worked for a number of audit corporations, where he performed financial audits as well as support for IPO, J-SOX, and financial due diligence.
He was co-founder and CFO of a startup company and raised more than 1.2 billion yen of capital from venture capital, operational companies, and government organizations.
He is a Certified Public Accountant.