Ten years have already passed since the establishment of IGPI in 2007. While being conscious of changes in the economic situation and the social environment both domestically and abroad, we have faced the issues head on related to the essence of management as we seek out where the needs of society and the expectations of our clients are.
The various support provided by IGPI from the corporate revitalization phase to the growth phase has been expanded from the original domestic market to the Asian region at present. In addition to investing and managing transportation businesses in Eastern Japan by the Michinori Group under our umbrella, we have actively made principal investments in high-tech and IT ventures. We also provide management and field support through our team (MSC)*1 specialized in the manufacturing industry, provide strategic support by our team (BAI)*2 specialized in utilizing AI and big data, and provide advice regarding infrastructure concessions. This spread of activities into new fields is IGPI's uniqueness.
IGPI has professionals with various backgrounds, such as strategy firms, investment banks, investment funds, megabanks, operating companies, etc. Some of them have professional qualifications such as lawyers, certified public accountants, tax accountants, etc. Also, members who joined IGPI as new graduates have grown as professionals through various experiences. These professionals are organized into teams to take advantage of their specialty areas, so that we can prepare a structure that can respond to every client's needs. In order to derive a "real solution" unique to IGPI, which is not a desktop theory, all professionals keep taking full advantage of their strength to challenge the possibilities and limits, at some point from the viewpoint of the management or at the next moment from a field perspective.
IGPI will continue to strive for its existence as a unique and one and only firm that can contribute to client companies and society.
*1 MSC (Manufacturing Solution Company)
*2 BAI (IGPI Business Analytics & Intelligence)
Takashi Muraoka has led numerous cases on business revitalization as well as M&A and growth strategy formulation and implementation in China and other Asian markets. He is Senior Adviser of Financial Services Agency and outside director of Cool Japan Fund Inc. He was Managing Director at IRCJ and led turnaround cases such as Mitsui Mining, Misawa Homes, Sankei and Daiei. Prior to IRCJ, he dealt with M&A and project finance transactions at Sanwa Bank (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) and covered the telecom industry at Morgan Stanley.
He holds an MBA degree from UCLA.