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Kei Shibata

CEO
Venture Republic

Kei co-founded Venture Republic Inc. As CEO, he took the company public in 2008 after 7 years of operation. Over the last 13 years, Kei has built the various online vertical media including “Travel.jp,” “Hotel.jp,” and “coneco.net” (online comparison shopping engine).

Kei also serves as an active investor and board member of various startups including Telunjuk (Indonesia) and Trip101 (Singapore).

With his extensive knowledge of online travel, e-commerce and his strong entrepreneurship, Kei is responsible for driving the company by shaping its strategy, making commercialization efforts and building organization.

Previously, Kei worked at Mitsubishi Corporation for 11 years,  playing a key role in company’s largest M&A deal to acquire the Lawson Inc., one of the largest convenience store chains in Japan.

Kei received a BA of Law from Keio University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.