|Shimanefs career covers two distinctive fields: one is from
import/export business and the other from direct marketing/e-commerce.
During 20 years of his career in the direct marketing/e-commerce
industry, he successfully directed and supported start-ups in Japan for
four foreign affiliate companies. Through these launchings, he was
specifically in charge of marketing, merchandising, operations, data processing (IT) and financing.
While his tenure at Damart Japan, a French mail-order company, he
achieved the companies sales grow from approximately 1 million Euro to
more than 40 million Euro in ten years. Then, his efforts went to new
product development, and after a few years, the sales he had developed
took up 10% of the total sales of the company.
During the past two years, he served as CEO of a subsidiary of an
American e-commerce company, and as director of venture capital for
funding and business consulting.
Keio University, Tokyo
B.A. in Law (1976)