On August 30, 2018, WonderPlanet Inc. (head office: Nagoya; Founder and CEO: Tomoki Tsunekawa, hereinafter referred to as “the Company”), which is involved in the planning, development, operation, and sale of fully native applications and games for smart devices, appointed Hiroki Teshima as an outside director.
In order to further improve its corporate governance structure and to increase management transparency, the Company decided to newly appoint an outside director.
While director for UNITED, Inc., Hiroki Teshima led the management of group companies, the launching of new businesses, M&A, and so on at listed companies. At the same time, in the field of venture capital investment, he brings significant experience and extensive knowledge. In addition to the Company, he has led investment from the early stages at Mercari, Inc., which recently saw a large-scale listing, and dely, Inc., which achieved a capital and business alliance with Yahoo Japan Corporation. WonderPlanet has determined that it may be able to gain valuable advice and insight concerning its overall management by appointing Hiroki Teshima. WonderPlanet will aim to build a better management structure in the future based on this new system.
◆ Newly Appointed Director
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1976. Graduated from Hitotsubashi University’s Faculty of Commerce and Management. Joined Hakuhodo Inc. in 1999 and worked there for six years. Appointed director at Interspire, Inc. (now UNITED, Inc.) in 2006, and became director at UNITED, Inc. at the end of 2012 after two management integrations. From 2013 to 2017, Teshima served as outside director for the invested Mercari, Inc. In June 2018, he resigned as director of UNITED, Inc. and in August 2018 was appointed outside director at Gunosy Inc.
Comment from Hiroki Teshima
“My first encounter with WonderPlanet was in the summer of 2013. At that time, WonderPlanet was in a multi-tenant building in Nagoya. The founding members wanted to make a name for themselves in the smartphone game industry. With only their ambition, they were working on development day and night. At that point, no one at the company had past experience in the planning and development of games. Talking to Mr. Tsunekawa, as a businessman I understood his ambitions. I remember well that on my way back to Tokyo from Nagoya on the Shinkansen, I had personally decided that United should invest in WonderPlanet (I subsequently made an official proposal and United invested as a company). Five years later, I am very happy that I can be involved in WonderPlanet in a different way. I plan to take on new challenges as an active manager, businessman, and investor in the future. I hope to contribute to the improvement of WonderPlanet’s corporate value in the medium and long terms by utilizing not only my past experiences but also the knowledge that I will continue to cultivate.”
In addition, the Company would like to notify you that the leadership will be as follows starting on September 1, 2018.
|Founder and CEO||Tomoki Tsunekawa|
|Director and Executive officer COO||Norihiko Kudeken|
|Director and Executive officer CFO||Akinori Sato|
|Chairman of the board||Atsushi Ishikawa|
|Director (outside)||Yoichi Wada|
|Director (outside)||Hiroki Teshima|
|Director (outside)||Masatoshi Fukusawa|
|Director (outside)||Jiro Kumakura|
|Full-time auditor (outside)||Hiroyasu Mouri|
|Auditor (outside)||Akihiro Yoshijima|
|Auditor (outside)||Atsushi Okada|
|Executive officer||Masaaki Sumi|
|Executive officer||Taku Daibo|
|Executive officer||Michiharu Aota|
|Executive officer||Norikazu Hiraki|
|Executive officer||Tomotsune Murata|
Since its establishment in September 2012, WonderPlanet has developed and operated products targeting not only the domestic Japanese market but also the global market, with a focus on the Asia.
The Company will further improve its management structure and further accelerate its global business development through these changes in leadership.
■ Overview of WonderPlanet
Overview of WonderPlanet
Company name: WonderPlanet Inc.
Head office location: Sakae-Machi Bldg. 11F, 3-23-31 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi
Founded: September 3, 2012
Representative: Tomoki Tsunekawa, Founder and CEO
Business fields: Planning, development, operation, and sale of fully native applications and games for smart devices
PR Manager, WonderPlanet Inc.