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 : 2022.3.31 (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