Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Japan invites you to CHIEF-J with keynote speaker Haruaki Deguchi, Founder & Chairman of Lifenet Insurance Corporation.


EY Seminar Room #3
3F, Hibiya Kokusai building
2-2-3 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan

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Event Details

We are delighted to announce the sixth session of the "Chicago Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Japan" (CHIEF-J).

This time we are honored to have as the special guest speaker, Mr. Haruaki Deguchi, the founder and Chairman of Lifenet Insurance Company, the pioneer of Internet dedicated life insurance enterprise.

We are also honored to have Yusuke Karita, '11 (AXP-9) to make his business idea pitch to us. In addition, we also invite Yasuhiro Tsuchida, '02 Chief Financial Officer of Moff, one of the most prospective 3D motion tech start-up for education and fitness solutions who will share how a professional CFO plays a key role in a technology start-up.

Program: please note the sessions will be held in Japanese.
6:30 pm Reception Opens
7:00 pm  Opening
7:05 pm Keynote speech: Mr. Haruaki Deguchi founder and Chairman of Lifenet Insurance Corporation
Title "Anecdotes of launching Lifenet Insureance – How I decided to become an Entrepreneur"
8:10 pm Break
8:15 pm  Business idea pitch: Mr. Yusuke Karita, '11 (AXP-9)
Title "Innovative Social business idea for parents who have jobs while child-raising "
8:30 pm Booth Alumnus Speech: Yasuhiro Tsuchida, '02 CFO of Moff Corporation
Title " – Role and difficulty of professional CFO in rapidly growing tech start-up. Why did I decided in jumping into a start-up company"
9:20 pm - 10:30 pm Networking

We look forward to seeing you at the session!


¥3,000 YEN per person

The participation fee will be used solely for venue & event operational expenses. 


Register Online

Deadline: 10/26/2016

Speaker Profiles

Haruaki Deguchi (Speaker)
Founder & Chairman, Lifenet Insurance Corporation

Mr. Deguchi is the founder of Lifenet Insurance. He was born in MIE Prefecture, Japan in 1948.

After graduating from Kyoto University, he entered Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nissay) in 1972. In Nissay, he mainly experienced corporate planning and financial planning organizations. In the meantime, he was involved in the nation's financial system reform as the first chairman of the financial planning committee of the Japan Life Insurance Association. After he completed his assignment as the president of Nissay's London subsidiary, general manager of international operation, he retired from Nissay in 2006.

Immediately thereafter, he organized a new venture and started Lifenet Insurance business in conjunction with government approval of insurance business.

Lifenet Insurance Corporation website>>


Shinichi Sato, '06 (AXP-5) 


Other Information

This event is supported by EY Financial Service Advisory Co., Ltd.