Senior Director, General Manager at JR West Innovations Co. Ltd.
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Makoto Okuno has more than 25 years of experience in WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY (JR WEST), and is constantly trying to create something new. JR West has a network in a large area on the western side of Japan, and operates not only railway services but also real estates, retail services, hotels and travel businesses. He worked for a long time in HR, then established and managed a new company to promote diversity. After that, he managed the JR WEST Group companies of more than 140 and realized large-scale M&A to grow the group. Then, in order to realize further innovation of the JR WEST Group, he established CVC (JR West Innovations). As a senior director, he is working on startup support and creation of synergy and win-win with the JR WEST Group.