Ikuo Yasuda is the Chairman, President and CEO of Pinnacle Inc. (IMAP Japan). He has over 30 years of M&A experience. Prior to establishing the firm, Ikuo was Country Head of Lehman Brothers Japan and Head of its investment banking department. Before that, he served as Managing Director of General Electric International (Japan), in charge of business development and at the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, executing domestic M&A and cross-border M&A, together with its alliance partner, US-based Peers & Co.
Ikuo frequently appears as an M&A Expert on television programs, in published media and at industry conferences. He has taught corporate strategy at Tama University of Japan and has acted as Visiting Professor at Kyushu University.
Ikuo holds a BA in Economics from Hitotsubashi University.