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Akiko Naka

Founder & CEO, Wantedly

Singapore

Born in 1984 in Japan, Akiko Naka serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wantedly, Inc., one of the largest social recruiting platform in Japan. Her dream is to create a world where “people are excited about their work.” Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly has over 20,000 registered companies and more than 1.2 million active monthly visitors.

Prior to Wantedly, she was a growth coordinator at Facebook Japan, contributing in the marketing and product development of Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales. Naka is a manga artist and also founded, Magajin, an international manga sharing platform. She graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics.

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