Kazuya Sakakibara is a head of innovation at Jibun Bank, one of the top tier mobile banks in Japan jointly funded by MUFG / KDDI. 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 channel..
Prior to join 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 finance industry, especially from retail-focused point of view, currently to provide a map toward truly advanced mobile banking to the world from Jibun Bank.
He is chartered member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.