Our vision is to contribute towards the creation of a society that uses Green Technology to free itself from the issues concerning energy, food, water, and other natural resources. We believe that within Green Technology, our focus is on secondary batteries.
Our mission is to contribute towards the furthering of the “Lifecycle Management” of secondary batteries, by utilizing the wisdom of Japan and the world. This would minimize the damage to the environment caused by the undisciplined discarding of secondary batteries and prevent batteries from becoming the “Second Asbestos”.
Our value is to introduce and spread the “Lifecycle Management” approach in dealing with secondary batteries. The “Lifecycle” approach is to manage the battery from the procuring of the raw materials, manufacture, consumption, and finally its disassembly, and reuse. Our value is to provide a trustworthy service on a global scale.
|Corporate Name||OPTY ECO Co., Ltd.|
|Chief Executive||Riichi Shimazaki|
|Address||Resona Kudan Building 5F KS Floor
1-5-6 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0074, JAPAN
|Capital Affiliation||Subsidiary of the OPTYWORKS Group|
|Fiscal Year Cycle||From August to July|
|Main Bank||Mizuho Bank|
|Executive Team||（Chief Executive） Riichi Shimazaki
（Director） Satoshi Iwanaga
（Director） Hiroshi Yamamoto
|Special Advisor||Dr. Yoshiyasu Takefuji
Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Chief Executive & Founder
Bachelor of Economics
Upon earning a degree in economics from Keio University, Riichi started his business career at the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ, currently Mizuho Bank).
At IBJ, he worked in the IT and securities areas. He was also received several overseas assignments in New York, Hong Kong, and Europe.
After leaving IBJ after the merger with two other banks to create Mizuho Bank, he worked at a consultancy, petrochemical company, system integration company, and finally, a management consultancy. During this process, he served as the manager of numerous projects, such as Corporate DX, planning of a corporate overseas strategy, a feasibility study to determine whether or not to building a factory overseas, M&A projects of numerous IT companies, cyber security planning and assessment, and business administration through management information systems.
In 2019, he became independent and set up OPTYWORKS Co., Ltd., his own management consulting company. OPTY ECO will be the first subsidiary of the OPTYWORKS Group.
■Excels in …■
Riichi excels in the planning, building, and introduction of new management framework. His expertise is drawn from his diverse experiences in numerous different sectors of the economy, both in Japan and abroad.
B.A. in Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Master of Arts, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
After earning his B.A. at International Christian University, Satoshi joined the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ). During his long tenure at IBJ, he was assigned to the treasury, research, risk management, and asset management fields. It is also worth noting that he spent two thirds of his career working abroad (London, Shanghai, New York, Singapore). During that time, he was the Head of Risk Management in London and Shanghai, starting up an asset management company specializing in alternative assets in New York, and finally running a database company in Singapore that had just been acquired by Mizuho.
Satoshi returned to Japan and left Mizuho in 2019. After working for a major net securities company, he joined OPTYWORKS in 2021.
■Excels in …■
Working in a multi-cultural environment has become an essential skill built up during his entire career, and that is what he excels in.
Bachelor of Environment and Information Studies
Master of Media and Governance
Certificate of Cyber Informatics
Armed with a versatile background in science and technology, especially systems engineering, Hiroshi has consistently demonstrated versatility in the design and development of various systems in IT projects, through his own development company, Ookuni Corporation.
In addition to this, he has taken up numerous lecturer posts at various universities, including his alma mater, Keio University.
He joined OPTYWORKS in 2021.
■Excels in …■
Hiroshi’s proclaimed area of specialization is in embedded systems and cloud computing. He also excels in prototyping models utilizing various element technologies, which is the result of his long years in scientific research.
Dr. Yoshiyasu Takefuji
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Ph. D (Electrical Engineering)
After earning his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Keio University, Dr. Takefuji went to the US, where he taught at the University of South Florida, the University of South Carolina, and Case Western Reserve University. He returned to Japan in 1992 to join the Faculty of Environmental Information at Keio University.
His research interests center on neural computing, machine learning, security, IoT, and nonlinear behavior. He has written numerous books and articles on these and many other research interests. His work has inspired many others to follow in his path and become experts themselves. In 2020, he resigned from Keio with a Professor Emeritus citation.
He is currently a professor at the Faculty of Data Science at Musashino University.
■Excels in …■
Dr. Takefuji’s insight and knowledge has attracted the interests of foreign governments and institutions, such as Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Srilanka, Thailand, Argentina, and Jordan.
He also serves as an economic advisor to the city of Weihai and Shangdong province in China.