OUR CORE TEAM
"When Ryu Okada, Ikkei Matsuda, and I founded the company back in 2016, other than being united by a passion to use blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of society, we were not entirely certain of the path that we would take. We had an idea that we could use blockchain technology to create a self-sovereign digital identity, that could preserve both the privacy of the user and protect consumers of the identity against fraud (the protocol for which was published in IEEE in 2018). However, we did not know that this journey would bring us down the road to creating our own blockchain platform, Hyperledger Iroha, or that we would later be commissioned to work for central banks and stock exchanges, propelling our organization across three continents with 60+ employees." -Makoto Takemiya
CEO | Blockchain Engineer

Makoto Takemiya is the CEO and Co-Founder of Soramitsu. Before founding Soramitsu, he worked as a research engineer at ATR's Department of Neuroinformatics. Additionally, he has helped on other blockchain projects in the past.
Co-Founder | Chairman

Ryu Okada is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Soramitsu. He worked as a Consultant at Deloitte, was a Founder of an e-commerce startup and financial consulting company, and holds a Japan CPA license.
Co-Founder | SORA Director

Ikkei Matsuda is the CEO of SARR, LLC, an accelerator for high-tech startups and the former Founder & CEO of Hokkaido Venture Capital.
CEO

Kazumasa Miyazawa is the creator of Edy electronic money and former board member of Rakuten Edy.
SORA Director

Tsukasa Ojima is the former Vice President of Sanwa Bank California and a former Nomura Securities Executive.
Advisor

Satoshi Hirota is the Founding Partner at HCA Law Office.
Nobuo Nakamura
Advisor
Advisor

Yoshimitsu Homma is CEO and Co-Founder of United Bitcoiners Inc. and Former President of the Japan Digital Money Association.
Masayuki Shimura
Sora Independent Advisor

Masayuki Shimura is CEO of Shimura&Partners, director of BASE Inc. and the former Senior Managing Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
Travin Keith
Sora Independent Advisor

Travin Keith is the CTO of Consortio Group and Co-Founder of STOKR. He also co-authored the Hyperledger White Paper and participated in the Blockchain4EU Initiative with the European Commission.
Hideto Ozaki
Sora Independent Advisor

Hideto Ozaki is Outside Director of Sanden Holdings Corporation, Dean of School of Lean Management, Shanghai Jiao Da Education Group and Management Advisor of Nile Corporation (China). He also was former General Manager of Finance Div. of Toyota Motor Corporation and former CEO of Toyota Financial Services Corporation.
Haraguchi Tsunekazu
Sora Independent Advisor

Tsunekazu Haraguchi is Advisor and former CEO of AEON Bank, Ltd. and former CEO of AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd. He also was Director-General of the Financial Bureau of Ministry of Finance, Director-General of the Planning and Coordination Bureau of Financial Services Agency and Vice President of the former National Life Finance Corporation.