Mercari, Inc. (“Mercari”) announces that, as of June 1, 2023, Senior Vice President of Japan Region (“Head of Mercari Group’s Japan Businesses”) Naoki Aoyagi has been appointed to the additional position of Chief Executive Officer (Marketplace).
|Senior Vice President of Japan Region, Chief Executive Officer (Marketplace)
Note: Aoyagi also concurrently holds the positions of Director of Merpay, Inc. and Director of Mercoin, Inc.
|Senior Vice President of Japan Region
Additionally, the previous Chief Executive Officer (Marketplace), Jeff LeBeau, has been appointed Vice President, Chief Product Officer (Marketplace) as of June 1.
As Head of Mercari Group’s Japan Businesses, Aoyagi’s focus has been on enhancing the strategic elements of Mercari Group’s businesses in Japan, including the Mercari marketplace app, the Merpay mobile payment service, and the Mercari Shops e-commerce platform. Going forward, by assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Marketplace business, he will strengthen collaboration between the Marketplace and Fintech domains and further enhance Group synergy to achieve business growth.
Naoki Aoyagi, Senior Vice President of Japan Region, Chief Executive Officer (Marketplace)
After working at Deutsche Bank, Naoki Aoyagi moved to GREE, where he held the positions of CFO, CEO of GREE’s US corporation, and general manager. In November 2017, he assumed the role of Merpay CEO. His responsibilities included promoting Mercari’s payment and financial businesses utilizing his expertise of the financial and tech industries on a global scale. He took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Mercoin, Inc. in April 2021, and Senior Vice President of Japan Region of Mercari, Inc. in January 2022. In June 2023, he was appointed to the additional role of Chief Executive Officer (Marketplace).
Mercari Group will continue to strive to achieve its mission: “Circulate all forms of value to unleash the potential in all people.”