Hiroaki Kobayashi

Tokyo

Kobayashi-san is a seasoned investor and telecommunications executive, having been part of the senior investment team of NTT Investment Partners (the corporate venture arm of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation) and now advising Singapore-based venture capital fund Digital Media Partners.

Prior to NTT Kobayashi-san was part of the management team of CICOM BRAINS, covered Japan’s telecom, broadcasting and advertising sectors for HSBC Securities, and served as BT Japan’s Director of Strategy.

He started his career at Boston Consulting Group and NTT’s marketing department. Kobayashi-san holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Chicago.