Makiko is a senior finance professional, with an outstanding track record at leading investment firms and finance institutions. She held roles at Merrill Lynch, where she served as senior portfolio manager, and also at Nomura Securities where she was responsible for equity research. She also worked at Value Create, a management consulting firm, where she advised investor relations (IR) businesses, and corporate venture capital divisions.
She graduated from Kansai University with a degree in Economics. She received MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.