Founding Partner and Member, Board of Directors, Anthill Start-up Advisory Services (India) and Anthill Ventures (Singapore) www.anthillventures.com
Anthill is a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups located in India, Southeast Asia and the US. Key members of our team have cumulative experience of dozens of years in product conceptualization, fund-raising, executive recruiting, business plan development, marketing, sales and operations.
Doug is also active on cross-border innovative digital payments platforms. He works with his global team members to “change people’s lives” in the way that people across the planet transfer money using their mobile phones.
Member, Board of Directors, Creative Intelligence Associates (Tokyo) www.cia.com
CIA is a product and service branding advisor which focuses on increasing customer satisfaction, revenues and profits. The founder of Fast Retailing (Uniqlo)—currently Japan’s richest person—has written extensively about the role CIA played in building his company’s brand and corporate strategy.
Doug is a bilingual Japanese-American with a long and successful career in consulting and sales-driven corporate management. Prior to joining Cubed, Doug served as President, Japan for leading technology companies such as Siebel Systems and as head of Asia-Pacific for Autodesk. He served as the only non-Japanese member of the board of directors of Deloitte Tohmatsu Japan, where he led a 500+ person consulting group. Doug later served as the Regional Vice President in charge of the management services and IT consulting practices at EDS/A.T. Kearney in Japan, where he also served as a Board Member for EDS’ Japanese operations.
Earlier, Doug worked in Japan as a strategy consultant focused on information and communications technology for the Boston Consulting Group and served as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Business School of Sophia University in Tokyo.
Doug received his BA and MBA from the University of Southern California and also holds a JD from the Stanford Law School.