Takafumi Ochiai

Takafumi Ochiai is a Senior Partner at Atsumi & Sakai, the head of the firm’s Policy Research Institute and a manager of the firm’s Fintech and Emerging Practice Teams. He is a vice chair of the Fintech Association of Japan; a representative director of the Japan Financial Service Intermediary Business Association and a director of the Japan Association for Financial APIs and Deputy Chair of the Cabinet Office’s National Strategic Special Zones Working Group; and the Innovative Technology/Business Model Evaluation Committee for Regulatory Sandbox of the Cabinet Office. He is also an Outside Director of BitFlyer K.K. (a registered Cryptoasset Exchange and Type-1 financial instruments business operator) and Auditor of Arithmer, an AI solutions company oriented from Tokyo University, and a member of the “Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and a member of the Working Group on the Revision of Criteria for Safety Measures of the Special Committee for Safety Measures, The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems (FISC).