Meet Yohei Namiki, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO
Please tell us about your career journey and your path to Sompo International.
I started my career in 1999 and was in charge of new business development in the digital area at a Japanese General Trading Company. I spent two years there, before I was sent to the Hong Kong branch to develop new business in China. In 2003, as an intrapreneur, I established a music content distribution company in China which I ran for three years. In 2006, I sold that business and relocated to Tokyo. In addition, I have led investment in startups, M&A, and corporate planning for several years. I was also enrolled in business school in Barcelona. After graduating, I joined a strategic consulting firm and moved to Sompo in 2015. I spent three years at Sompo Care, which operates in the nursing care business, and a year at Sompo Holdings. I joined Sompo International in 2020.
What advice do you have for prospective Sompo International candidates?
Be a part of this truly global company. There is a huge opportunity to find an overseas assignment and to be a leader with a global view.
Tell us about an initiative at Sompo International that you are most excited for in 2022.
All initiatives underway this year are very exciting – it’s important to carry out all the initiatives I’m involved in so we can change and evolve.
What is your idea of a perfect day outside of the office?
Chasing a golf ball with my wife, two kids, and hopefully my father.