In 2019, Zen Foundation will launch a new a global fundraising platform. With a technological core based on advanced Blockchain technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), it aims to create new opportunities and solve many of the challenges surrounding charitable giving in the modern world. The key to this goal is the AEN utility token. The AEN token will be issued and operated using the Wowoo system. We believe that stakeholders globally will benefit from its use, as well as the surrounding giving ecosystem.
The Zen Foundation attended the Global Donors Forum in London, the biennial convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists - from 10-13 September 2018.
CEO / ZEN FOUNDATION
Takamasa is the Chief Executive Officer of Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse Corporation is a listed company on the Taipei Stock Exchange (code:2928), a regional vitalization and travel souvenir company with over 50 years of experience and a widespread presence in Japan. Takamasa is passionate about diversity and this is reflected in his professional career. He is also a start up entrepreneur with Redhorse Global as his latest venture in the travel-technology space. He has successful experience in driving change and growth in large multinational corporations as an executive. Several years of experience as a management consulting lays foundation to his strong business acumen. He holds a Master's Degree of Science and Technology from Hong Kong University (HKUST) as well as a Bachelor's Degree of Tokyo University. He is qualified as CPA (Japan).
Concurrent post - Founder and Chairman of Redhorse Global Ltd., - A Secretary-General of Japan Inbound Federation
Major literary works; - The Power of Embracing Diversity (ISBN:978-4569820385) - Japan is Goodwill Nation (ISBN:978-4881442449
COO / ZEN FOUNDATION
Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Redhorse Global Co., Ltd (Odigo) and the Founder/Chairman/CEO of Redhorse Media Ltd. (Tokyo Creative). Odigo currently sits at #1 in the market for introducing the unknown areas of Japan to both English and Chinese speaking tourists. Tokyo Creative houses the top influencers across Japan and in 4 short months, the Tokyo Creative influencer network has already accumulated over 10,000,000+ fans on social media and 26,000,000+ monthly views on YouTube. Tokyo Creative’s influencer network currently sits at #1 in the market for English-speaking influencers in Japan.
Media Appearances: Broadcast - Hosted the “food corner” section on Tokyo Extra (TBS) with prominent Japanese-American actress and model, Mayuko Kawakita - Featured on “Sanmano KarakuriTV” & “Watashino Naniga Ikenaino” (TBS) through YouTube as OkanoTV
Print / Digital - Featured in the Japan Times twice: • “It takes one to know one: How YouTuber Chris Okano built an agency to help his fellow J-vloggers” • “Introduction to OkanoTV YouTube Channel” - Featured in Japan Info “Want a Glimpse of Life in Japan? Check Out These 7 Awesome YouTubers!” - Featured in other reputable outlets including Daily Star UK, Grape Japan, J1 Radio, GaijinPot and JAM
CEO & Founder / OKWAVE
Kaneto is Chief Executive Officer and founder of OKWAVE. The company is the first and one of the biggest Q&A social communities in Japan. The vision of OKWAVE is to foster mutual supporting of users though their community, and is operating subscription services for celebrity Q&A's and offering an enterprise customer support solution, holding the largest market share in Japan. OKWAVE went public in June 2006 and is listed on the Nagoya Centrex Market (3808:Nagoya). Kaneto holds a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts and Music from Aichi Prefectural University in Japan.
Concurrent post; - Board member of Bread (a provider of Breadwallet in Zurich, Switzerland) - Auditor of Japan Association of New Economy - Councillor of the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (JAWFP)
Major literary works; - The Day Beyond Google (ISBN:978-4798113913) - Starting up a company as a homeless person(ISBN:978-4094060058) - The meaning of work (ISBN:978-4479792260) - A sheet for success (ISBN:978-4492043059) - The money story as a CEO as well as a homeless person (ISBN:9784769610342).
CEO & Founder / Asz Holdings
Gen has more than 13 years’ experience in investment banking, marketing, financial consultation for businesses all over the world and is the Representative Director of AsZ Holdings, Inc. His is passionate about blockchain technology and wishes to explore its applications and possibilities. Irked by the security issues, password breaches and fraudulent activity of existing technologies, he decided to tackle these problems by decentralizing authorization and authentication using an innovative and secure blockchain ecosystem. He became in 2016 the youngest person to make statement at the public hearing of the Japanese Diet. He first experienced start-up culture his years at Waseda University, and has since been supporting more than 2,000 companies by focusing on marketing & sales and finance & management fields. AsZ Group Holdings consists of 19 member companies in Japan, Hong Kong and Greater China (Shenzhen, Dongguan). He will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of OKWAVE in July, 2018.
Concurrent post; - Adjunct Professor at Kyushu University - Board member, OKWAVE.
Major literary works; - How to make people at the bottom of the social pyramid be the millionaire in three years.
Yoshiaki was born 1963 in Saga prefecture and graduated from Sophia University (Jouchi University). He was working at one of the leading companies in Japan as a PR, IR, Marketing, and new business divisions, Yoshiaki became the leader of the inbound tourism projects in July, 2008. In April 2017, he established Japan Inbound Federation (JIF) and assumed the role of Chairman. JIF focuses its efforts on promoting inbound tourism all throughout Japan. In September 2017 he also established Mellon 22 Century, whose aim is to tackle current problems in Japan with the assistance of other organizations. Mellon 22 Century also supports many volunteering projects around Japan.
Yoshiaki also assumes the following positions with a number of associations: - Visiting professor at Hollywood University and Kobe Yamate University - Member of the board of directors and global tactics chairman for the Japan Hospitality Movement
Associations: - Vice President of the Japan Tax-Free Shop Association - Committee of the Kyoto Prefectural Tourism Tactics Conference
Yoshiaki has also written the following texts: - 7 Powers for Successful Inbound Tourism and Urban development – The Possibility to Create our Countryside - Profitable Inbound Business 10 Key Rules.
Director of Kids' Door
Yumiko Watanabe graduated from Chiba University with a degree in engineering. After working with a major department store and a publishing house, Ms. Watanabe spent several years working as a freelance marketing planner. During this time, Ms. Watanabe spent one year living in the United Kingdom with her family and was impressed by the resources and support available for young families. After leaving the UK, Ms. Watanabe was confronted with the growing inequality in Japan's educational and childcare systems. So, in 2007, she started Kids' Door with the goal of creating a society in which all children are given the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Towards this goal, Kids' Door provides educational support and exposure to new experiences for children of low and single-income households. Following the Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, Kids' Door has also been working to help revitalize affected communties through programs including childcare, afterschool support, and career training. - Cabinet Office Children's future support national movement campaigner - Ms. Watanabe is also a member of many government members. - Senshu University lecturer
CEO / Wowoo Pte, Ltd.
Fujimaru is responsible for running the Wowoo Platform. He is very keen on international business as well as the cryptocurrency space. “One impression can end a war. One impression can melt ice wall in the mind.“ After his experience in international business fields, he decided to put focus his effort on Blockchain technology. Currently, he leads his team with this principle and is encouraging the use of this new token in the real world.
Advisor / Redhorse Group
Takashi has more than 30 years’ experience in financial consulting for venture investment, private equity investment, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has helped achieve numerous IPOs since enrolling in JAFCO, Japan's largest venture capital. He has operational experience in the implementation of the TOB to Redhorse Corporation Ltd., and IPO in Taipei Exchange.
Executive Director and Founder/GLC
Ranjit is the Executive Director of London-based Global Leaders Consulting which works with educational institutions and non-profits globally to develop innovative new strategies to accelerate income diversification and increase sustainable impact. Educated at Oxford University, he spent ten years in Executive Search and Management Consultancy before taking up senior leadership positions at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Founded in 2015, Global Leaders has advised two major UN agencies and top global universities, as well as a portfolio of UK and international non-profits working in humanitarian assistance, conservation and global health.
Executive Director, Zen Global Ltd, London
Ismail graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineeering from the National University of Singapore in 1984. Ismail started his banking career at DBS Bank, Singapore and then moved to Citibank, Singapore where he became the Head of the Restructuring & Recapitalisation unit. Ismail is based in London and has strong experience in structuring of debt, mezzanine and equity deals and operates in markets throughout Asia and Europe. Ismail has successfully restructured companies including using listed shells for Reverse Take Over of business with sustainable and recurring profits. He has been involved as a principal in the acquisition of coal mining assets in Indonesia for owners of coal-fired power plants in China and India. Involved in the deal making structuring and the sourcing of project finance for these projects. As the Vice president at Citi Bank, Ismail restructured the unsecured debts of a listed company involving seven banks. Provided leadership in the Bank Creditors Committee and arranged for fresh investment from a Singapore Government Linked Company.
Zen Foundation is a corporation registered in the Isle of Man. The company operates and provides services, facilities and consulting to Service Operators. The company develops the Zen Foundation System and monitors the platform. Some functionality, such as security audits, may require third-party vendors and service providers to work independently or jointly with Zen Foundation.
Zen Foundation will issue tokens and oversee procurement funds. In the future, we will select and encourage the participation of reputable and knowledgeable figures in the blockchain and donation inductries. The foundation director urges a resolution by voting if there is a serious change in the network. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the network participants as a whole.
ZEN Ltd. is in charge of overall management and development of the donation service, platform and its community.
Redhorse Corporation will be responsible for spreading ZEN-CP to potential customers such as local governments, companies, schools and NPO corporations. In addition, they will engage in activities to raise AEN's awareness in the general public. It is a company listed on Taipei Exchange and has a security code of 2928-KY.
Redhorse Global Ltd.
Redhorse Global Ltd. will help promote ZEN-CP, and AEN to the whole world.