Hiroyuki (“Hiro”) has over 15 years of experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking, with his expertise in deal origination and fundraising. In ACA Group, he launched several new initiatives for the firm, including fundraising and investing over $100 Mil into Vietnam and leading growth equity capital of Series E and F round of SmartNews, the news app unicorn from Japan.
Hiro launched ACA Football Partners with his passion to connect the European football scene and Asian fans to further enhance the connection between the two regions.
Aihisa (Aki) has over 5 years experience in football business both in Japan and Europe, with his expertise in all corporate and business functions in the football club. In STVV, he reorganized the club structure and he made clear governance with the accounting and decision making workflow as CFO. Thanks to that, the club got 3rd position in financial fair play ranking in 2018-19 in Belgium. On the other hand, he managed business KPI and arranged business plans and strategies in the club.
Aki believes football has more potential, so he decided to use his passion to release the potential globally in his life work. In the coming decade, football business will be changed a lot, and ACA Football Partners will lead it with digital and innovative business solutions.
Stanley (Stan) is known as a master in the world of football. He has contributed to football all his life. Following his passion for football. He has worked in Feyenoord as a Youth Academy Director for 10 years. He developed several Dutch national team players, for example Wijnaldum(Liverpool), Ake(Manchester City), Rekik(Sevilla),Stefan de Vrij(Inter). Also he had various international experience as Youth Academy Director & Coaching staff. Additionally he achieved glorious history as a professional player and played alongside Johan Cruijff. His passion has never gone away and he is eager to empower football more.
Yu brings communications experience having served as a PR person within global sports industries for last 4 years. She joined DAZN, a global leading sports media, in 2017. There she gained experience of working as PR&Communications team, mainly was involved in activities such as external media communications and event coordinating, dealing with a variety of sports contents including football, baseball, motorsports, boxing etc. Later she moved to Spain for a year to work at International Communications department of Cádiz CF (Spain), from LaLiga. Working as the only foreigner there, she managed to plan and deliver exclusive contents for Japan market to raise its awareness and interest by collaborating local marketing specialists.
Yu is fascinated with football since young and believes in a power of community of sports. She is excited about being a part of launching new businesses at ACA Football Partners to deliver the joy of football for wider audience.
Motoaki (Moto) is an entrepreneur in private banking service in Japan. He started his career in Mizuho Bank Ltd. He experienced financial services from retail to private banking in Japan and Switzerland for 10 years. After that, he finally established his own company, Wells Partners Inc., in order to enhance a high quality and one stop financial service in Japan.
He has been also believing the power of football. That's why he sympathizes the philosophy of ACA Football Partners Pte Ltd. He will contribute football industry with his professional business knowledge and network in the term of social contributions.