Profile of Managing Director

Naota Asao
  • Openpower, Inc.  Tokyo April 2003- present 
Managing Director
As facilitator in learning and development for business people, crafts and delivers learning/training programs in the areas of financial literacy and business acumen.

As a part-time instructor at College of Interhuman Symbiotic Studies, Kanto Gakuin University, teaches "Logical writing" and "Critical thinking" (from Sept. 2016).  

  • C.E.S., Inc. (Current Visionary Express Inc.) Tokyo
Manager of Corporate Learning Business April 2000- April 2003
Developed and delivered a training program of the basic financial analysis focused for sales people.

Manager of Education and Training Business February 1997-March 2000
Developed and delivered three business-simulation training programs.
Started a training business for business people.

Manager of Business Planning and Development October 1995- January 1997 
Imported and localized an entrepreneurial education program for preschoolers from Scotland.
Built a fee management system for the preschoolers’ school business.
Administered the accounting operation.
  • The SEIYU, Co. Ltd. Tokyo
Business Planning Department (Headquarter) September 1991- September 1995
Conducted and analyzed a large customer survey at all stores.
Analyzed the business environment for sales planning from those sources as macro-economic and households’ consumption statistics, and competitors’ financial statements.

Sales Planning Section of OOMORI Branch Store  April 1990-September 1991
Operated the in-store promotions.

  • Master of Policy Studies from the Graduate School of CHUO University, Tokyo
    April 2000- March 2002, 

  • BA in Sociology from TOKYO University, Tokyo
    April 1986- March 1990

  • BATIC* Controller Level (2012.12.16, expiry date : 2019.3.31 (updated) )
    *Bookkeeping and Accounting Test for International Communication, .certified by
     The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Business Accounting Test* 1st Grade (March 2013)
    *Certified by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • JIAL* Certified Senior Action Learning Coach (February 2010)
    *Japan Institute for Action Learning

  • Senior Systems Administrator (January 2003)
  • Japanese and English
    TOEIC 930 (January 2003)
    Pre-1 Grade of EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) (1987)

  • Translated “How to Interview like a Top MBA”「MBA式面接プレゼン術」, EIJI Press, 2005

  • Translated “A Business and Its Beliefs” 「IBMを世界的企業にしたワトソンJrの言葉」, Eiji Press, 2004

  • Translated a chapter of “Public Finance and Public Choice”, 「財政学と公共選択」, Keiso Shobo, 2003