Mr. Mori was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962. After graduating from Sophia University in 1986, he joined Nippon Life Insurance Company (“Nippon Life”). After resigning from Nippon Life in May 1998, he established Ikyu Corporation (“Ikyu”) in July of the same year and became Ikyu’s President & CEO. In 2000, he started “ikyu.com” as an on-line reservation site for high-end hotels in Japan. Ikyu was listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in 2005 and later on Tokyo Stock Exchange’s 1st Section in 2007. Ikyu’s membership grew to 3.84 million people (as of December 31, 2014).
President & CEO, Ikyu Corporation