CEO & Managing Partner, Head of Investment Committee
Since joining J-STAR as a founding member in 2006, Gregory Hara has been involved in origination, execution, monitoring, and exiting. He is also involved in corporate activities, fund raising, and PR.
Mr. Hara's supervising investments include Apo Plus Station, Ikiiki, and Recycle One.
Prior to joining J-STAR, Mr. Hara worked at JAFCO, where he organized buyout investments for companies within the service industry, such as BancTec Japan and Medical Tribune. He also has experience in buyout investments, investment banking at Lehman Brothers (Tokyo) and corporate financing in Japan and America in the form of purchasing, LBO, project financing and cross border leasing at Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan.
Mr. Hara received a bachelor's degree from Keio University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (US CPA) and a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA)