Kazuo Sakairi is a Managing Director and Executive Officer of GCA Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience in M&A with top-tier Japanese financial institutions. Kazuo joined GCA in June 2006 and has advised on several transactions including Nikko Cordial Group’s tender offer transaction by Citigroup, Japan Tobacco’s (“JT”) acquisition of Katokichi, and Tokyo Electric & Power’s (“TEPCO”) merger with Chubu Electric & Power. Kazuo’s experience includes numerous transactions involving buy-side, sell-side, and restructuring transactions. Kazuo began his career at The Bank of Tokyo (currently Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ or “MUFG”) in 1988 where he worked on executing cross-border transactions. In 1995 he was transferred to the Investment Banking Group in New York, where he mainly acted as a sell-side advisor for major Japanese trading, electronics, and engineering firms that were divesting subsidiaries in the US. After spending seven years in New York, he was promoted to lead corporate advisory services for the construction, real estate, transportation and consumer retail sectors of MUFG. Kazuo Sakairi graduated from Keio University, where he majored in Political Science.