Shinichi Urakawa
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Shinichi Urakawa

Director & Managing Executive Officer
Director & Managing Executive Officer, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
President & CEO, Sompo Systems Inc.

After graduating from Rikkyo University's Department of Sociology, Shinichi Urakawa worked as systems chief and director at IBM Japan, managing major projects for financial institutions. He joined the boards of Sompo Japan Co. and Nipponkoa Insurance Co. in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed president and CEO of Sompo Systems Inc. (one of his current positions), and in 2016, was appointed managing executive officer and group CIO of Sompo Holdings Inc., and director and managing executive officer of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. (also his current positions).
Currently, Urakawa is leading Sompo's project of transforming its mission-critical systems. In addition, he is active in a number of other organizations, serving as the planning chairperson of the Japan Business Federation’s Committee on Digital Economy; the chairperson of the digital taskforce of the JBF's Council on Digital Transformation; a member of the Cabinet Committee on the Principles of Human-Centric AI Society; director of the Systems Innovation Center (SIC); a member of the NEDO Technical Committee; the comptroller of the Society of Project Management; and a board member of the Computer Software Association of Japan (CSA-J).
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