Taisuke Okamoto

- Multilingual International Critic

- Columnist

- Entrepreneur

- External Advisor

- Individual Investor

~Biography~

I grew up in Japan. I finished Okazaki High School in Japan.

To be able to work globally, I went over to America to study. 

I have studied Economics/ Mathematics at University of Southern California (USC), in the U.S.

After graduation, to broaden my perspectives, I decided to go to Europe, Germany, which has been the center of economy in Europe. 

I quickly learned German language and I started my career at DATEV, a leading software company in Germany, as assistant of Vice-Chairman and employee at international department.

I have learned how managements operate the company and their efforts to run the businesses. 

Having been influenced by Vice-Chairman who was a former Partner at Ernst & Young (EY), I switched the company to Ernst & Young (EY). There I experienced Transaction Advisory and Audit.

I was mainly related to buy-side activities of Japanese companies purchasing European, especially German companies (financial due diligence, valuation, project management, business development etc) as well as financial audit of Japanese/German  companies based in Europe.

After I left the company, I made a small company in Eastern Europe as I had always interest in developing countries. At the same time, I started being critic. Currently I am a weekly columnist for Fusosha (Fuji Sankei Group).

Besides, I am an external advisor of a medium sized company in Japan (IT/ Web/ Marketing). I also act as an individual investor.

 

Media/Publication appeared:

- MSN Money (Japanese)

- Horbor Business Online (Japanese)

- SPA! (Japanese)

 

 

~Hobbies~ 

Golf - not single golfer but good enough.

Coffee - Coffee Lover. Maybe 10 cups of coffee every day.

Reading - Heavy Amazon User. 

Running in the gym - new hobby

 

~Favorite Food~ 

Asian Food Lover, especially Japanese Food - every day I can eat.

Good Salad

 

~Social Life~

Drinking - No Alcohol.

Smoking - No Smoking.

 

~Character~

very unique - Maybe you can see this from my background. But you will probably notice if you get to know me more.

very inspirational - you can check my quotes.

very punctual - probably because I grew up in Japan.

 

~Weakness~

Drawing - Maybe 5 years old level.

Singing - Horrible Singer.

Cooking - I can't even cook fried eggs.