Masashi KataokaHead of Venture Investments at The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
Masashi Kataoka is the Head of Venture Investment Center of Alternative Investment Department at Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company where he heads the venture direct and fund investment team. Prior to his current role, he had led hedge fund team (2015-16) and PE / infrastructure / venture fund team (2014-2018). He worked 4 years until 2014 at Dai-ichi Life’s NY office and led the manager selection / due diligence practice as well as strategic activities with US asset managers. Since joining Dai-ichi Life in 1997, he has about 20-year-experience in investment related sections including Investment Planning Department where he engaged in the asset allocation of entire Dai-ichi Life’s general account asset. He also has an experience working at an US based hedge fund as a trainee in 2007. He earned Bachelor of Economics in Keio University.