Scott Sato

Chief Executive Officer

A Certified Public Accountant, Scott Sato brings financial expertise and business development experience to the Tricor Japan. He is responsible for driving the overall business performance of Tricor Japan, enhancing client and partner experience, establishing a strong company image, as well as engaging with stakeholders from the financial, government and industry sectors to foster long-term relationships.

Scott joins Tricor from Pasona, a Japanese multinational corporation which is one of the largest Human Resources companies in Japan. Throughout his 18-year tenure with Pasona, Scott has had an impressive track record of commercial success and business leadership. He has successfully integrated over 15 acquisitions into the Pasona group, thus diversifying the business beyond its traditional strength. He became President and Chief Operation Officer of Pasona in 2011, and has since then grown the business from USD1.7 billion in 2011 to USD3.3 billion in 2018.

Naoto Kira

Senior Advisor 

Naoto Kira worked at Teijin Ltd. for nine years before earning his MBA from Harvard Business School. He then occupied executive and managerial roles at McKinsey & Company’s Japan office as a partner, where he worked for 17 years. Subsequently, he served in several executive roles at foreign-affiliated companies. Since 2007 Naoto has contributed a wealth of corporate experience and expertise to his role as a Senior Advisor of Tricor K.K.

Hisaya Muramatsu

Managing Tax Partner

Hisaya Muramatsu worked as an instructor, preparing students for their CPTA examinations at a professional school in Japan. He began his career at KPMG in 1989, advising foreign corporations in local tax and tax return practices and assisting Japanese corporations in international tax processes for close to a decade. He took his expertise abroad to KPMG LLP in the US from 1997 to 2000. He currently serves as Managing Tax Partner of Tricor Tax Corporation.