Yasu Sako, WG'08
Chief Representative
Mitsui Global Investment Beijing

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Mr. Sako is the chief representative of Mitsui Global Investment Beijing and leads its venture capital investments in Chinese technology and consumer business sectors. He has been with Mitsui & Co. for almost 20 years and spent most of his time in Mitsui’s cross-border new business development among US, China, and Japan.
Prior to Mitsui Global Investment, he worked in Mitsui’s IT solution business and led a strategic investment in Foundry Networks (now Brocade Communications, NASDAQ: BRCD), a California based high-speed networking equipment startup. After the investment, he founded its Japan business team and managed its sales and marketing in the region as general manager of the team.
He earned a BS in physics from Waseda University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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