Aki has more than 20 years of experience in search and evaluation, business development and venture investment. Prior to joining Remiges, he was at Ora as Vice President of Corporate Development with focusing on identifying innovative opportunities for licensing, Joint Venture and new corporate formation. Aki worked at Daiichi-Sankyo for more than 13 years with focusing on identifying opportunities from discovery to late clinical stage. He played an important role in establishing and managing Sankyo’s Corporate Venture Capital funds. Aki helps several privately-held companies in the US/EU with fund raising and BD activities. Aki holds a BSc. in Material Sciences from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and MSc. from San Diego State University. He also holds M.B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.