Yukou Takamatsu
OPEN8 Inc.

Yukou began his carrier at Hakuhodo, carrying out marketing campaigns for major car manufacturers. Since 2005, he successively held the posts of the CMO and COO at istyle Inc as well as the CEO of the subsidiary or affiliated companies: Cosme.com, Cosme next and istyle Global Singapore. He led and managed the companies’ business in cosmetics internationally. In 2012, istyle Inc was listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Earlier this year, in April, he founded and became the CEO of OPEN8 Inc. The company provides a woman-targeted video ad platform for smartphone users that allow advertisers to reach 40 million users in Japan.
Awards: The 6th Tokyo interactive award
Good design award 2005:News apps「Wanpick」


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