Our Team

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Kohki Sakata

CEO
After joining Cap Gemini and Coca Cola, Kohki joined Revamp Corporation where he managed projects on global expansion and turnaround in various sectors including F&B, healthcare, retail, IT, etc. After joining IGPI, he has managed projects mainly on global expansion and cross border M&A in various sectors such as logistics, IT, telecom, retail, etc. In addition to his broad experience in implementing solutions that has been developed in Western countries, he has developed multiple methods to turnaround Asian companies with focus on setting clear vision and employee empowerment. Kohki has proven the practicality of these methods by turning around Asian companies not only as an advisor but also as senior management. He graduated from Waseda University Department of Political Science and Economics and IE Business School  
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Ryota Yamazaki

Director
Before joining IGPI, Ryota worked in Deloitte Consulting in Singapore, where he was a leader in the areas of Consumer Business and Supply Chain & Logistics in Southeast Asia. His areas of expertise are Strategy & Operations such as market entry, Route-to-Market (RTM) strategy, business due diligence, and PMI. He started his career with A.P. Moller-Maersk Group as a management trainee and also worked for Kurt Salmon, where he had vast project experiences especially in Supply Chain & Logistics for the retail and consumer goods clients. Ryota graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Keio University.
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Rachit Khosla

Country Manager - Australia
Rachit Khosla has rich experience of leading and executing market entry and growth strategy engagements for Fortune 500 businesses and large MNCs across Asia. He has advised clients in a diverse range of industries including automotive, fintech, industrial, med-tech & healthcare, construction materials, IT & telecom to name a few. Rachit was the former country manager for Solidiance Asia Pacific and has also previously headed an online B2B marketplace startup focused on Emerging Markets. Rachit holds a Master’s degree with Merit in Global Business Analysis from Manchester Business School, UK and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from India. Rachit also holds numerous certifications from prestigious institutions including INSEAD and Wharton. He speaks fluent English and Hindi. Rachit has lived in 3 countries and has set foot on ~40 countries. He is always busy planning his next trip for work or leisure.
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Erwin Thio

Senior Manager
Before joining IGPI, Erwin was part of KPMG Corporate Finance team in Indonesia, where he led various cross-border transactions, working with both local/ regional and global players. He also acted as engagement lead for a handful of Corporate Finance strategy/ advisory engagements for Indonesian state-owned enterprises, including an engagement for a major strategic national project, a government-to-government cooperation between a consortium of Indonesia state-owned enterprises and a consortium of leading Chinese corporations. Erwin’s areas of expertise are in M&A deal management (both buy-side and sell-side), deal structuring, valuation and commercial due diligence, market analysis, and project management. He has also spent a number of years working within the investment and fund management (particularly for Real Estate Private Equity Funds) division of major developers such as Mapletree, Lendlease, Savills IM, and CFLD, where he helped with deal execution and origination, capital raising, fund creation/ development, and management. Erwin graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management from Singapore Management University with a Major in Finance and he is also a CFA Charterholder.
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Tatsushi Sasakura

Senior Manager
Before joining IGPI, Tatsushi has worked in Mizuho Bank and Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory(DTFA) in Japan. At DTFA, he belonged to the Corporate Strategy team,  specializing in business strategy planning, M&A advisory, and business due-diligence. He was also engaged in crisis management, supporting clients to tackle emergencies. He has profound experience in the energy, consumer, and financial industries. He covered a wide range of clients including Private Equity Funds and large-sized companies. Tatsushi graduated from Waseda University with a B.A. in International Political Science and Economy. He enjoys traveling and watching baseball in his free time.
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Jongwoo Lee

Manager
Jongwoo has worked in ABeam Consulting Ltd, where he engaged in various consulting projects including development of business plans, creating go-to-market strategy, hands-on supporting in several B2B industries such as energy, automotive, IT etc. He not only develops strategy but also support clients’ execution of the plan, such as searching for strategic alliance partner and approaching them. He started his career as an auditor in KPMG Japan, leading an audit team for foreign investment banks, and also provided regulation related advisory service to Japanese financial institutions. He has bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tokyo. He can speak Korean, Japanese and English.
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Tadasuke Noguchi

Manager
Before joining IGPI, Tadasuke worked in an IT company and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting in Japan, where he engaged in consulting projects, such as new business development and formulation of long-term corporate visions in various industries: automotive, logistics, retail, finance, etc. He also worked with government agencies on rulemaking. He has experience in hands-on new business development while on loan to Toyota Motor Corporation’s R&D department. Tadasuke graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A.  in Language and Culture and acquired a certification from the Graduate School of Public Policy of The National University of Singapore. He enjoys traveling and has visited around 50 countries.
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Asei Kishi

Associate Manager
Prior to joining IGPI, Asei worked for Mitsubishi Corporation for 8 years. He was in charge of finance, accounting, and risk management for the energy business, and then helped start up a JV in Korea, which grew into a company with net income of over 10 billion yen. He was also in charge of international trading of carbon materials, and have acquired comprehensive business skills. As a consultant, Asei is good at organizing market information and conducting in-depth research, and he has deep knowledge mainly in energy and decarbonization businesses. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in education and earned an MBA in Singapore Management University.
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Marcus Tan

Associate
Marcus has started his career with IGPI. He graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Finance. During his time in university, he has gained overseas internship experiences in the chartering and offshore industry. Marcus is proficient in English and Mandarin. His interests include travelling, golfing and cooking.
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Zhi Hao Thean

Associate
Zhi Hao started his career with IGPI. He graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Finance. During his penultimate year, Zhi Hao embarked on an internship in Corporate Advisory, where he was engaged in M&A, financial due diligence, and valuation projects across various industries. He also worked as a Research Assistant at SMU, where he performed academic research on real estate investment trusts. Zhi Hao is proficient in English and Mandarin. He enjoys keeping up with the latest developments in consumer technology such as smartwatches and mobile operating systems in his free time.
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Matthias Lim

Associate
Prior to joining IGPI, Matthias worked as an Investment Associate in Belt Road Capital, Real Estate Investment team, a private equity investment manager focus on investments within the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The real estate fund manages opportunistic and value-add assets, where he worked on acquisitions, joint-ventures and end-to-end asset management of real estate assets. During his tenure, he was also responsible for deal origination, market study, product positioning, financial analysis, due diligence and fund structuring for the firm’s real estate investments. Matthias holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA charterholder. He is proficient in English and Mandarin.
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Nicholas Quek

Analyst
Nicholas graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Finance. During his time in university, he gained internship experience at OCBC bank where he took on a compliance role responsible for AML and Counter Terrorist Financing. He was also a Teaching Assistant for Financial Markets and Investments, and a Research Assistant for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). In his final year, Nicholas embarked on an experiential learning course where he formulated strategies to increase e-commerce sales for an MNC. Nicholas is proficient in English and Mandarin. During his leisure time, he enjoys pursuing his interest in photography and cruising on his longboard.
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Tian Jin Hoong

Analyst
Before joining IGPI, Tian Jin started his career at Ernst and Young Singapore in the Assurance service line, where he led digital audits and reviewed operational controls of healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies. During his time in university, he also worked at an e-commerce start-up performing business development, online marketing and search-engine optimization. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy). Tian Jin is proficient in English and Mandarin. He is passionate about corporate and social responsibility and volunteers regularly with numerous non-profit organizations to give back to society. In his leisure time, he enjoys football, music and chess.