Jonathan or “JK” as he prefers being addressed as, joined DOCOMO Digital as the Chief Transformation Officer in June’2018, and was appointed as the CEO effective 1st April, 2019. Prior to working with DOCOMO Digital, Jonathan served as CEO of another NTT DOCOMO group entity – DOCOMO Pacific, based in Guam. Jonathan has worked with Vodafone group and First Pacific in the past. With over three decades of cross-functional leadership experience across both the developed and developing markets in the telecom industry, Jonathan brings deep expertise especially in shaping strategy, developing new markets and cross-border M&A with a focus on growth in the emerging markets. Jonathan graduated from Pomona College in Claremont CA and completed his MBA from The Wharton School with a specialization in Strategy and Finance. JK is passionate about making a meaningful difference in underserved communities in the emerging markets.
As a member of DOCOMO Digital’s board along with Jonathan, Hideki leads strategy. Prior to joining DOCOMO Digital in July’19, Hideki led the healthcare services at NTT DOCOMO. Hideki had been a part of the global business department, the international division of NTT DOCOMO for over eleven years. Hideki has also served on the board of Hutchison Telecom in Hong Kong. He graduated from Keio University in Tokyo and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA program at the London Business School.
SVP Products & Technology
Richard serves as the head of products and technology, responsible for the entire payments product portfolio and innovation. He has more than twenty-five years of deep experience in fintech and banking technology services, having led large teams and product innovation efforts across digital marketplaces in Europe and Asia. Beyond leadership roles in technology majors such as Hewlett Packard, Richard has founded two leading start-ups in the mobile payments space and continues to serve as a mentor to many new fintech ventures. Richard graduated in Computers from the Brunel university in London.
Greg serves as the head of global partnerships, leading new merchant and payments’ partnerships. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in sales, business development, marketing, and in leading high-performing teams. Greg has been an executive with three companies that have been acquired and one IPO across mobile, digital health, natural language, digital media, games and crypto security markets. He has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of management at the Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Greg is Canadian, is based in San Francisco, and has lived and studied in France and Thailand.
VP – Europe and Latin America
Luisa leads DOCOMO Digital’s business across Europe and Latin America. Luisa has over twelve years of experience in the mobile payments ecosystem and is responsible for partnering with our telco, merchant and payments partners in the regions. Luisa is an expert in the Latin American payments’ landscape and is passionate about helping telcos scale their digital services businesses. Luisa graduated in marketing from Fundação Getulio Vargas and is currently pursuing an executive MBA from Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa in Sao Paulo.
VP – Asia Pacific, Midle East & Africa
Filippo leads DOCOMO Digital’s business across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Filippo has been at the forefront of the evolving mobile commerce and payments ecosystem, with over sixteen years of experience in the space across Europe and Asia. Filippo is responsible for driving growth for DOCOMO Digital’s partners in the telecom, digital content and payments industries. Filippo received an MBA degree from SDA Bocconi School of Management, with a major in Marketing of Media and Entertainment from NYU’s Stern School of Business.