Takuya Okamoto, 2012 SIFJ

Takuya Okamoto
2012 SIFJ

Representative Director
Social Venture Partners Tokyo

President
Katariba

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Takuya’s Story

Takuya was born in Osaka in 1977. After graduating from his university, he acquired CPA certification and started working in the corporate regeneration section at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In February 2011, Takuya left PwC and shortly thereafter, 3/11 happened. In April 2011, Takuya became the representative director of SVP Tokyo and at the same time he became a board member of Katariba. Takuya has been responsible for the management of the social venture Katariba and as well as serving Japanese social sector development through his work in SVP Tokyo. In the Tohoku area, with Katariba Takuya is working with other non-profit organizations to develop various projects including the“Korabo School” (Collaboration School) as a board member as well as Executive Director. From his tough experience in the Tohoku area, Takuya learned the importance of supporting each other as well as having an independent mind. Takuya believes that the world is not ideal yet, however, that is the reason to take a leap based on your beliefs – which is beautiful. Takuya knows well about the importance of having a dream and believing in the potential of creating a positive future as well as being honest and doing what he believes. Takuya thinks that these humble acts lead to social innovation.