Managing Partner Kevin, Guo

BS from Waseda University

Kevin has consistently engaged in business investment (M&A) and venture investment at Japanese general trading companies, PE firm of securities company, and major conglomerate in China. He particularly specializes in investment that maximize synergy creation between Japan and China companies. By utilizing the network and business resources in both countries, together with his vigorous hands-on value-up style post- investment, Kevin has been highly appreciated by the portfolio companies. He also has experience in in the establishment and business management of startup ventures.

2006 Marubeni Corporation

Involved in a total of 6 transactions, totally valued more than 30 billion yen in cross-border M&A projects in materials & paper pulp fields as the general controller of the business division. He was also in charge of the post-investment monitoring and hands-on operations of the Chinese portfolio companies.

2009 Daiwa SMBC Capital (China Fund) Managing Director

Kevin played a key role in setting up Daiwa Securities Group’s first RMB fund (6 billion yen), and was in charge of the fund’s investment and management as the person of responsibility. He has invested in ventures of a wide variety, such as electronics, industry machine, cold chain logistics, pharmaceutical, eco- technology, and achieved remarkable performance through IPO and trade sales exit.

2015 Fujian Sunner Group  Assistant to group president

Responsible for Group’s principle investment, M&A and business development of Japan market. Led the acquisition of a New Zealand meat processing company and investment in a Taiwanese F&B venture business. He also supported group’s listed subsidiary’s 400 million USD new share placement to KKR PE fund.

2017 AIS CAPITAL LIMITED Founder & Managing Partner

Managing Partner Minjie, Xiao

BS of Wuhan University, Ph.D. of University of Tsukuba

Xiao came to Japan in 1988 as a government-sponsored international student of the Ministry of Education, and obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Tsukuba in 1994. Xiao then pursued his career as economist, conducting research and analysis on Chinese economy and financial markets for many years at Daiwa Research Institute and SMBC Nikko Securities. He also worked as management and marketing specialist for an independent asset management company specializing in Japanese stocks.

1994 Daiwa Research Institute, Asia Research Department, Research on China's Economy and Capital Markets
1999 Daiwa Research Institute (Hong Kong), Research on macroeconomic trends and Hong Kong Listed Chinese Companies
2005 Chief Representative of Daiwa Research Institute Shanghai
2008 Director of Investment Strategy of Daiwa Research Institute, Senior Economist of Economic Affairs in China
2010 Independent Asset Management Company, President and CEO, Development of Institutional Investors in Asia
2013 SMBC Nikko Securities, Senior Economist of China Economy
2018 AIS CAPITAL Limited, Managing Partner

His major books include “China’s Economic Situation by Popular Chinese Economists” (Nikkei Shimbun Publishing Co., Ltd.) in 2010, “China’s New Economic Revolution” (Nikkei Shimbun Publishing Co., Ltd.) in 2017. Xiao also serves as commentator for TV Tokyo’s economic program “Morning Satellite.” He ranked 5th in the Economist category in the Nikkei Veritas Popularity Ranking (2010).

Managing Director Hao, Cui

MS of University of Tokyo(Technology Management of Innovation, Precision Engineering)

CUI worked at Tokyo and Singapore office of Daiwa Securities Group’s principle investment division. Subsequently CUI joined China’s major investment company FOSUN GROUP’s Japan office, responsible for PE investment in industries such as consumer goods, theme parks, real estate, and others. He is one of the few professionals who is well versed in Japanese, English and Chinese, and has combined investment experience in Japan, China and Southeast Asia

2011 Daiwa PI Partners Analyst
2012 Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore Associate Director
2016 Daiwa PI Partners Tokyo Associate Director
2017 Fosun Japan Senior Associate
2019 Fosun Group Japan, IDERA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Senior Manager
2020 AIS CAPITAL Limited, Managing Director

Special Advisor Katsutoshi Takeda

Former Managing Executive Officer and General Representative of China, Mitsubishi Corporation

Katsutoshi graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo in 1966. Fluent in Chinese, he has been the leader of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Chinese business for many years. He held positions of chief director of Shanghai office, Beijing office, and the general manager of the construction machinery department of Mitsubishi’s headquarter. He was appointed the president of China in 2001. Since April 2003, he was promoted to Managing Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Corporation. He also served as president of the Japan Chamber of Commerce in China during his days in the country. Currently, he is an advisor (former president) of the Japan-China Friendship Center.

In May 2019, he was appointed Special Advisor to AIS CAPITALLimited.