Leadership

Kosuke Sogo

Kosuke Sogo

CEO and Co-founder

Kosuke Sogo is the CEO and co-founder of AnyMind Group, and oversees the expansion and growth of the company and its business units in various markets across the globe.

Under Sogo’s leadership, AnyMind Group began as AdAsia™ Holdings, providing technology-driven marketing solutions. The company has expanded into the major Asian markets and will expand globally in the future.

He was previously awarded “Asia’s Most Influential Digital Marketing Professional” at World Brand Congress in 2015, and features on the list of “Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders 2016” by World Marketing Congress. In addition, Sogo was recognized as the “Under-30 Achiever of the Year” in the 2017 edition of the Mumbrella Asia Awards.

Otohiko Kozutsumi

Otohiko Kozutsumi

COO and Co-founder

Otohiko Kozutsumi is Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder for AnyMind Group and is responsible for developing the overall business strategy.

Otohiko has 8 years of experience in digital marketing, advertising technology and business development. Prior to AnyMind Group, he was with held leadership roles in ad tech companies.

Prior to that, he managed and developed the smartphone ad network of Nobot Inc. and took part in the planning and expansion in Southeast Asia of the Japanese mobile company. He was involved in the company’s business and overseas expansion, and contributed to the merger and acquisition of Nobot inc. by Mediba Inc.

Keizo Okawa

Keizo Okawa

CFO

Keizo Okawa is the Chief Finance Officer at AnyMind Group, and he leads AnyMind Group’s financial strategy and management.

Prior to AnyMind Group, he was at Morgan Stanley, where he was vice president in the investment banking group. During his investment banking career, Okawa had worked on a large number of M&A and capital market transaction in the technology sector. Prior to that, he spent almost half a decade at Deloitte Consulting.

Hitoshi Maruyama

Hitoshi Maruyama

CSO

Hitoshi Maruyama is the Chief Strategy Officer at AnyMind Group, and he is tasked with driving the newly-formed AnyMind Group’s overall strategy and growth across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries, along with future industries.

Before joining AdAsia Holdings, Maruyama held roles at Japanese advertising technology company Geniee and Indonesia-based ADSTARS. At AdAsia Holdings, Maruyama led the growth of the Publisher Engagement department across Asia and oversaw the development and enhancement of the AdAsia Digital Platform for Publishers, a platform that drives multiple revenue streams across display, native and video advertising to online media owners through the use of artificial intelligence.

Akinori Nishiyama

Akinori Nishiyama

CHRO

Akinori Nishiyama is Chief Human Resource Officer at AnyMind Group. He leads AnyMind Group’s global human resource function – developing, implementing and standardizing human resource policies across the organization.

His responsibilities include driving talent development, employee engagement and building a sustainable framework for HR work across AnyMind Group.

Prior to joining AnyMind Group, Nishiyama was director of MicroAd, Inc. and CEO of MicroAd Plus, Inc., and held a leadership role at CyberAgent.

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Phuong Nguyen

Country Manager, Vietnam and Philippines

Phuong Nguyen is the Country Manager, Vietnam and Philippines for AnyMind Group. She is based in Ho Chi Minh City and leads the company’s business operations across Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Philippines. Phuong has been involved with digital marketing and media since 2011 and has played key management roles in both marketing communication and media companies in Vietnam.

She was most recently General Manager for MicroAd in Hanoi, Vietnam, and before that, worked in roles in Mediacom Vietnam and Time Universal Communications.

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Lidyawati Aurelia

Country Manager, Indonesia

Lidyawati Aurelia is the Country Manager of AnyMind Group in Indonesia. She is responsible for the company’s operations in Indonesia, with the aim of establishing AnyMind Group as the leading technology company in Indonesia with technological solutions for various industries that empower growth.

Lidyawati has more than 8 years of experience in the digital marketing field. Before joining AnyMind Group, she held roles in digital agencies and programmatic advertising companies such as Media X Asia, MicroAd Indonesia and Sociomantic.

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Vivek Misra

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Vivek Misra is Director of Strategic Initiatives at AnyMind Group and leads the company’s corporate strategy efforts, spanning product and solutions strategy, strategic partnerships, and sales enablement.

He was formerly Senior Engagement Manager of APAC for AppNexus, where he helped drive traction for a client portfolio which included publishers, adtech vendors, and agency buyers.

Prior to that, Misra was a Value Architect at Accenture’s Analytics and Platform arm, pitching and delivering advanced analytics and digital strategy solutions to enterprises. Misra kickstarted his career at DBS Bank, where he became Vice President of Equity Derivatives Trading, Treasuries and Markets.

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Akifusa Kanda

Country Manager, Malaysia

Akifusa Kanda is Country Manager for AnyMind Group in Malaysia. Based out of Kuala Lumpur, he oversees the company's operations in Malaysia.

Kanda has over a decade of experience in digital advertising, spanning Japan and APAC markets. Prior to joining the company, Kanda served in various leadership roles at Geniee, a Japanese supply-side platform.

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Vivian Yen

Country Manager, Taiwan

Vivian Yen is Country Manager, Taiwan for AdAsia Holdings. She oversees sales and operations for the company in Taiwan. Yen was formerly running a family-owned business that specialized in investment and marketing consultation for several technology startups in Taiwan.

Prior to that, Yen was General Manager of MediaCom Taiwan, Vice President of ZenithOptimedia Taiwan, and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Pioneer International, which was later sold to Group M.

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