Cinnamon AI announces the new CFO and Board of Director.

Cinnamon AI announces that Mr. Shimpei Saito becomes the new Executive Officer & CFO and that Ms. Eriko Kosaka becomes the new Outside Board of Directors.


With the mission of ‘Extend human potential with AI’, Cinnamon AI has had over 100 top AI researchers in Asia and grown the business in Business AI fields for creating a society that people have productive and creative lives. We have large enterprise customers from Insurance, Financial institutes, and Manufacturers and provide AI solutions to drive digital transformation and to improve productivity for corporate through Intelligent Document Capturing, Voice Recognition, and so on.


Mr. Shimpei Saito has strong track records about capital markets at investment banking and a great experience as CFO at Inagora Holdings, and Ms. Eriko Kosaka has strong experience as a full-time auditor at a company listed with the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.  Cinnamon AI will strengthen our management structure and grow the business faster.



■Profile of Mr. Shimpei Saito

Joined Cinnamon AI as the CFO and Executive Officer in July 2020.  Previously, Mr. Saito worked for Inagora Holdings, a cross-border E-commerce start-up company in Japan, for 2 years as CFO heading FP&A and IR department after 10 years of experience as an investment banker of Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan.  Graduated from The University of Tokyo, Master of Engineering in Management of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering.


■Profile of Ms. Eriko Kosaka

After receiving M.S. in the field of physics from Waseda University, Ms. Kosaka started her career at Goldman Sachs IBD mainly engaged in M&A advisory service and financing service.  She also worked as a vice president of Tokyo Marine Capital, a senior associate of PwC Strategy (ex. Booz and Company), an engagement manager of Yahoo Japan etc.  From 2018, she was appointed as a full-time company auditor of i-mobile Co., Ltd., a listed company on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.  She has also finished Ph.D. research guide from Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce.


■New Management Team

【Board of Directors】

Role Name Notes
CEO Ms. Miku Hirano Co-founder at Cinnamon AI
Former Co-founder at Naked Technology
Chairman Mr. Yoshimitsu Kaji Former Chief Marketing Innovator at Accenture JapanFormer Director at the Prime Minister’s Office, Kamakura city counselor
COO Mr. Yoshiaki Ieda Co-founder at Cinnamon AI
Former P&G Singapore
Former Recruit Holdings, etc
Outside Board of Director Mr. Makoto Takano Chairman and Publisher of Forbes JAPAN at linkties Co., Ltd.
D4V (Design for Ventures) Founder and CEO
Former President of PIMCO Japan
Fomer Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Outside Board of Director Dr. Hiroaki Kitano President & CEO at Sony Computer Science Laboratories
Executive Officer at Sony
Outside Board of Director Mr. Aki Mori CFO at RENOVA, Inc.
Former Goldman Sachs
Former Japan CPA
Outside Board of Director
(Audit and Supervisory Committee)
Mr. Masaru Yamazaki Former Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Former Director at BAKE Overseas (Singapore, China, Taiwan, the US)
Outside Board of Director
(Audit and Supervisory Committee)
Ms. Makiko Tsuda Nishimura & Asahi
Outside Board of Director
(Audit and Supervisory Committee)
Ms. Eriko Kosaka Former full-time company auditor at i-mobile Co.
Former engagement manager of Yahoo Japan
Former PwC Strategy (ex. Booz and Company)
Former Goldman Sachs

6 board of directors out of 9 board of directors



【Executive Officers】

Role Name
CEO Ms. Miku Hirano
Chairman Mr. Yoshimitsu Kaji
COO Mr. Yoshiaki Ieda
CAIO Dr. Hajime
CFO Mr. Shimpei Saito
CAO Mr. Mikiya Imai
CSO Mr. Tatsuo Sato