- Kentaro Kawabe
- Yahoo Japan Corporation
- President and Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer
Kentaro Kawabe graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, Faculty of Law. While still at University he established Dennotai Corporation in 1995 and was appointed CEO in 1999. In 1999, he also established PIM Corporation.He joined Yahoo Japan Corporation in 2000 as a result of a merger of Yahoo Japan Corporation and PIM Corporation, and was appointed as a producer of “Yahoo! Mobile”. In 2006, he founded “Yahoo! Politics for All (Minnano-Seiji)”. He became responsible for “Yahoo! News” in 2007. He was appointed President and Representative Director of GYAO Corporation in 2009 and restructured its business. In 2012, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo Japan Corporation. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2018 and President and Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer in June 2018.