Shin Koyamada, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Shin Koyamada is a Chairman and CEO of Shinca Group managing the overall operations and resources of the company. As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Koyamada brings the unique leadership to the company with a successful international business background and long-lasting business connections he has built for 10 years from around the world, especially East Asia and the United States. With creative mind and entrepreneurial vision, Mr. Koyamada is dedicated to generating the best creative contents, and taking initiatives on bridging innovative and international businesses.
At Shinca Group, Mr. Koyamada was responsible of establishing the entertainment production arm Shinca Entertainment that produced a variety of successful contents, including original comic book series such as nationally published The Dreamhoppers and The Vortex Adventures. Aside from creating contents, Mr. Koyamada started an international consulting firm Shinca Enterprise, adding quickly a Global 500 company from Japan and many successful American startup companies to its own client list.
In addition to his Shinca's role, Mr. Koyamada is committed to his philanthropic efforts. In 2017, Mr. Koyamada became the first native-born Japanese to be elected as the Sister Cities International Board of Directors that unites over 500 member communities with over 2,000 partnerships in 145 countries. In 2008, he founded the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Los Angeles, inspiring hundreds of thousands of youth globally to achieve their dreams. In Japan, Koyamada has been appointed as Karate Special Ambassador for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics (2014), Kyoto International Ambassador (2012) and Okayama Prefecture International Ambassador (2010).
As an actor, Mr. Koyamada debut co-starring in the movie The Last Samurai (2004), which was nominated for several awards, including four Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two National Board of Review Awards, followed by starring in the Disney Channel’s Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006), which received the highest rated kids channel in Japan, U.K. and Europe.