vCardRo Umeda (Mumbai)
Ro Umeda is Director of GCA Savvian Corporation and Director of GCA Savvian India Private Limited (India Office). He has been involved in financial advisory and corporate finance for over 10 years. He has significant expertise in cross-border M&A transactions between Japanese and Asian corporations, and has accumulated extensive industrial and regulatory knowledge and experience in Asian countries.Prior to joining GCA, he worked in the cross-border M&A Advisory department at Daiwa Securities SMBC. He also has experience with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), where he was involved in corporate financing for various clients. While at SMBC, he was stationed in Bangkok supporting new investments and business expansion for Japanese corporations.
Advisory deals include TOB in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand by Japanese corporations, equity participation in family businesses in Thailand by several Japanese corporations, sale of the Embassy Suites of LA, TOB by a Korean PE to a Japanese listed firm, sale of a Thai subsidiary of a Japanese electric manufacturer and others. Ro Umeda received a BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University and concurrently assumes the position of Director of GCA Savvian India Private Limited (India Office) from the Tokyo office.
vCardTomoya Okada (Tokyo)
Tomoya Okada is a Director of GCA Savvian Corporation and the Director of GCA Savvian India Private Limited. A graduate of Aoyamagakuin University, he majored in International Politics, Economics and Business. After graduating, he began working for The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (currently Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank) as a corporate loan officer, and in 2003 he joined Mitsubishi Securities (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Securities) in 2003, where he since when he has specialized infocused on advisory on M&A advisory and Corporate Finance. He has worked with companies in many notable transactions so far cover industries such as including food service, logistics, transportation, and electric machinery and others, and he has in which he has advised on various types of transactions including acquisitions (including Tender offer bids), divestitures, and group restructurings. He joined GCA in July 2007.
Toshio Yoshino is a Vice President of GCA Savvian Corporation. A graduate of Keio University, Toshio Yoshino majored in Economics. He started his career at UFJ Bank (formerly known as Sanwa Bank). He engaged in foreign exchange trades such as direct deals and currency options as a customer dealer.He joined GCA Savvian Group in March 2005.