Akio was formerly the head of venture investment program for Adobe in Asia and was responsible for Adobe’s corporate venture investment in Greater China, Japan, and India. Previous to Adobe, Akio held the position of CTO for Macromedia Japan working as part of the local management team as well as the position of Technology Advisor to the CEO for Macromedia Inc. at the US headquarters advising the CEO on investment and M&A strategies in Asia.

Akio holds a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada and received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for graduating at the head of his class.