Embassy of Japan in the UK
Shuhei KATAOKA is First Secretary at Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom. His responsibility includes the evangelist role for Finance, Technology, Investment situation between UK and Japan and promoting for Regulatory sandbox which implements innovative technology with Japanese Government. To address related issues, he participates in meetings Blockchain, AI&IoT, FinTech, and their development with UK government or startups. Most recently, he have involved in an innovative policy making process for Regulatory Sandbox in 2017 – 2018 as Deputy Director at Cabinet Secretariat (CAS), seconded from Ministry of Finance (MOF) Government of JAPAN. Prior to joining to Ministry of Finance, he managed all investment process from closing to exit as investment principal at private equity firm based in Tokyo, and also worked as consultant with new business development strategic project in TMT(Telecom Media Tech) sector and M&A strategic project in financial sector at BCG (the Boston Consulting Group).