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Rakuten India is the global product and innovation centre for Rakuten Group, Inc. Rakuten India enables global businesses in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, advertising, mobile, content and entertainment with deep expertise in the areas of data science and engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud, security, distributed systems and more.

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  • Management Team
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Yasufumi Hirai

Yasufumi Hirai

Group Executive Vice President, CIO & CISO of Rakuten Group, Inc.
Chairman of Rakuten India

Yasufumi (Yasu) Hirai is Group Executive Vice President, CIO and CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of Rakuten, Inc. a leader in internet services and global innovation headquartered in Japan. In his role as CIO and CISO, Hirai is responsible for the evolution of Rakuten ecosystem services, as well as managing group-wide IT infrastructure and information security governance. He is currently Advisor of the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE), Board Member of Japan Institute of Information Technology, and Director of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Koichi Nakamura

Koichi Nakamura

Group Managing Executive Officer, Head of Asia RHQ

Koichi Nakamura is the Group Managing Executive Officer and Head of Asia RHQ, Rakuten Group, Inc. Koichi brings with him 21 years of experience. He joined Rakuten in 2004 and has donned several hats in the company since. As President of Rakuten Payment, Inc., Koichi led payment-related businesses such as smartphone payment (Rakuten Pay), electric money service (Rakuten Edy), and reward program (Rakuten Point Card). He has also supervised the sales division, both users and member stores expansion as the Executive Vice President & Representative Director of Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. Koichi Nakamura carries international business experience and has launched and managed e-commerce business in mainland China. Before joining Rakuten, Koichi was with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
Tsubasa Shiraishi

Tsubasa Shiraishi

General Manager of Rakuten Group, Inc.
Vice Chairman of Rakuten India

With a rich global experience of business strategy, development and management across multiple domains for around 20 years, Tsubasa Shiraishi drives Rakuten India towards achieving its goal of becoming a global innovation hub.
Naojiro Hisada

Naojiro Hisada

Executive Officer of Rakuten Group,Inc and Director of Technology Management Services Supervisory Department

Naojiro Hisada comes with a wide experience of technology organization, Infrastructure, application engineering, IT finance and procurement. In addition to that he also drives the blockchain lab as cutting edge technology for Rakuten and is leading Rakuten China's Technology Division as global innovation hub.
Sunil Gopinath

Sunil Gopinath

CEO of Rakuten India

Sunil is currently Sr. Vice President of Products and CEO of Rakuten India. Sunil is currently responsible for scaling out the product and technology footprint for Rakuten across a wide range of Rakuten’s global businesses & Technology initiatives. He is also particularly excited about his role in driving the rapid proliferation of Data Sciences & AI as a culture and as a platform across Rakuten’s products & businesses.

Prior to Rakuten, Sunil was the Product head of India’s #1 Ecommerce company Flipkart’s Marketplace Division, where he helped build out all the products and tools needed to scale the Marketplace business to a $2B+ business with over 100,000 merchants.

He has also held senior leadership roles globally in companies like Intel & Qualcomm driving innovation in Mobile, Wearable Devices & Location Based Services.

Sunil has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a MS from Virginia Tech.

Nalini George

Nalini George

CPO of Rakuten India

The Chief people officer of the organization brings with her over 20 years of experience in working across multiple cultures including India, Japan, USA, UK, Canada and Korea. Under Nalini’s leadership, she has successfully implemented HR strategies and best practices aligned with the organization’s global mandate within a short span of time. Through her growth-driven approach, in-depth expertise and astute style of working, Nalini continues to play a significant role in transforming the face of HR, driving employee initiatives at org-level, and establishing employer-brand value globally.

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