Kanji Takenaka

Head of Japan & Managing Director

Kanji Takenaka joined Ardian in 2017. Prior to joining Ardian, he worked at HarbourVest Partners as Principal based in Japan; Simplex Real Estate Management as a member of the board of directors and Investment and Group Management Committees; Fortress Investment Group in New York as Head of Japan Business Development, Chief Risk Control Officer, and Portfolio Manager in its business units; and The Norinchukin Bank in its Credit and Alternative Investment Division.

  • MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Waseda University