Executive Officers
Rimpei Iwata– Chief Executive Officer
Began career at The Sanwa Bank, Limited (Currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.). Joined McKinsey & Company and nominated Partner in 2012. Appointed Director and CEO of Cookpad Inc. in 2016.
Akimitsu Sano– Founder
Founded Cookpad Inc. (formerly Coin Ltd.) in 1997 and served as CEO until 2012. Appointed Director thereafter. Executive officer since 2016.
Morio Inukai– Chief Financial Officer
Began career at Asahi & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC). Joined Goldman Sachs Realty Japan Ltd., Venture Republic Inc., and CBRE, Inc. Appointed Vice President of Finance for Cookpad Inc. in July 2016. Executive officer and CFO since November 2016.
Tomoya Yasuda
Began career at Sumitomo Corporation. Joined Cookpad Inc. in 2011, after a position at McKinsey & Company (Germany office). Previously the Head of New Business Development, Foods Market, and International Business. Appointed Vice President of International Business in April 2016. Executive officer since November 2016.
Issei Naruta– Chief Technology Officer
Began career at Yahoo Japan Corporation. Joined Cookpad Inc. in 2010. Appointed Vice President of Engineering and R&D in April 2016, after having previously served as Head of Infrastructure. Executive officer and CTO since November 2016.
Akimitsu Sano
Rimpei Iwata
Outside Directors
Toru Kitagawa
Began career at Kanematsu-Gosho, Ltd. (currently Kanematsu Corporation). Has served as Executive Officer of Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd. since 2006, after having previously served at Japan Communications Inc., Baltimore Technologies Japan Co., Ltd as Senior Executive Financial Officer, and Levi Strauss Japan K.K. as Finance Controller. Appointed Outside Director for Cookpad Inc. in 2016.
Daisuke Yanagisawa
Began career at Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. Founded KAYAC Inc. in 1998 and currently serves as Representative Director and CEO. Also has been acting as Outside Director for TOW Co., Ltd since 2015. Appointed Outside Director for Cookpad Inc. in 2016.
Kyoko Deguchi
Began career at Bain & Company Japan, Inc. Has been serving as Outside Director for Nippon Ski Resort Development, Co., Ltd. since 2014 as well as Director and COO for Ochanomizu Orthopaedic Medicine, Active Rehabilitation Clinic, Medical Corporation Shikiku-kai since 2015, and Executive Director and COO for Ochanomizu Orthosis and Prosthesis Co., Ltd. since 2016. Previously served at Disney Store Japan, Inc., GE Plastics Japan, Ltd. as Director and Head of Finance Manager, and Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. as Deputy Vice President of Marketing Division. Former positions also include Representative Director and President of Stryker Japan K.K., Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief of Office of the President and Officer In-charge of Accounting and Finance Division at Bellsystem24, Inc., and President of AbbVie G.K. Appointed Outside Director for Cookpad Inc. in 2016.
Koichiro Fujii
Began career at the Science and Technology Agency. Founded Makaira K.K. in 2014 and has been acting as Representative Director, after working at FleishmanHillard Japan, Inc. and Google Japan Inc., where he served as Executive Officer. Previous positions also include Deputy Director of International Science and Technology Affairs at the Science and Technology Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Appointed Outside Director for Cookpad Inc. in 2016.
Yasuyo Iga
Began career at The Nikko Securities Co., Ltd. (currently SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.). Joined McKinsey & Company (Japan office) as a consultant and then became Recruiting Manager. Became independent as a Career Development Adviser in 2010. Appointed Outside Director for Cookpad Inc. in 2017.

as of March 2017