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Company Name GROUND Inc.
Head Office the SOHO 3F, 2-7-4 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064
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Representative Hiratomo Miyata, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Establishment April 10, 2015
Capital 100 million yen (December 2022)
Business Portfolio Planning, development, and provision of logistics solutions using leading-edge technologies
Certification ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and JIS Q 27001:2014


Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder Hiratomo Miyata

Hiratomo Miyata graduated from Sophia University's Faculty of Law. In 1996 he joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.) and then in 2000 moved to Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting, where he worked on logistics supply chain reform projects mainly for major logistic companies. In 2004, he joined Askul Corporation, where he was responsible for the operation of logistics centers in Japan as general manager of the Logistics Division. He then joined Rakuten Group, Inc. in 2007. After serving as Head of Logistics Preparation Office and Director of Logistics at this company, he established Rakuten Logistics, Inc. and became its representative director in 2010. In 2012, he assumed a post as Executive Officer in charge of the logistics business at Rakuten. He also served as managing director at Alpha Direct Service SAS (France) and served other positions. In April 2015 Miyata co-founded GROUND and assumed his current post as representative director and CEO.

Executive Vice-President Motohiro Yamauchi

Motohiro Yamauchi graduated from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. Joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.) in 1996 as a derivatives trader. From 2000, engaged in various roles in the management consulting and investment analysis fields at a global consulting firm, a foreign-affiliated credit rating agency, and a global bank. In 2010, joined EY Advisory Co., Ltd. (currently EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd.) as a managing partner. The company is a member firm of EY, which is a global firm in the field of audit, tax, consulting, and transaction services. From 2015, appointed to Japan Head of the Performance Improvement (PI) Division, which is a part of EY global consulting. Joined GROUND Inc. in 2022.

Director Atsumi Oku

Atsumi Oku graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Aoyama Gakuin University's School of Business. Joined Nichimen Corporation (currently Sojitz Corporation) in 1991 Engaged in corporate sales, business development and marketing operations. After joining Rakuten Group, Inc. in 2008, advanced the development of strategies for overseas business development and the acquisition of European companies as the General Manager of the Global Strategy Department and the General Manager of the EU Business Management Office. In 2010, led PMI as CSO and COO of PriceMinister S.A.S. (currently Rakuten France S.A.S.), an acquired company. In 2020, became an Executive Officer of Rakuten Mobile, Inc., where he has since been involved in strengthening sales and marketing and BCP. For many years, he was involved in business development and new market development on a global scale, and also contributed to the management of an overseas company as COO. Joined GROUND Inc. in 2022.

Outside Directors Yutaka Hamano

Director, Venture Growth Investment Group, INCJ, Ltd.

Outside Directors Hiroshi Shimizu

Former Managing Director, Manhattan Associates Japan

Director & Supervisory Bord Member Ken Sasaba
Director and Audit and Supervisory Board Member Shinichiro Kato

Executive Director, The Japan Third Party Logistics Association
Former President, TOYO KANETSU K.K.

Director and Audit and Supervisory Board Member Norifumi Tsuruma

President, Tsuruma Accounting Firm

Executive Officer and
Senior General Manager of
the Solutions Head Office
Ryusuke Shinagawa
Executive Officer and
Senior General Manager of
the Development Division
Daizo Nakajima
Executive Officer and
Senior General Manager of
the Technical Support Head Office
Akio Kobayashi
Executive Officer and
Senior General Manager of
the Administrative Division
Kosuke Ito
Advisors Koichi Inaba

Former Board member, Okamura Corporation
Former President & Representative Director, Okamura Logistics Corporation

Advisors Yoshikazu Yamashita

Former Executive Officer, Okamura Corporation
Advisors, Okamura Corporation