Kazuya Sakakibara is the Head of innovation at au Jibun Bank, one of the top tier mobile banks in Japan jointly funded by MUFG / KDDI, formerly named Jibun Bank.
He is responsible for its product development, mobile application development, and creating innovations to lead the banking industry, utilizing cutting edge technologies specialized for mobile channels.
Prior to joining Jibun Bank in 2011, he was recognized as “50 promising young leaders in the Asia Pacific and Gulf regions” at the Asian Banker summit 2008, when he was with Rakuten Bank, former eBANK, to prove the value of his rich knowledge and expertise in internet-only bank field.
He has made great strides throughout his career in the finance industry, especially from a retail-focused point of view, currently providing a map toward truly advanced mobile banking to the world from au Jibun Bank.
He is a chartered member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.