Applying the Best Practices of Silicon Valley in Japan?

Thursday, February 3, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Philippines Conference Room
  • Yasuyuki "Tex" Abe

Tex Abe, President and CEO of Sumisho Electronics Co., Ltd., has lead the Company since June 2002. During his tenure, he carried out management reforms including several M&As and board structure change. Prior to joining the Company, he was president and CEO of Presidio Venture Partners, LLC, a leading corporate venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he made his mark in new-venture funding and management. Presidio is a vehicle for early to mid stage IT investment, backed by a major Japanese trading company, Sumitomo Corporation.

Abe has more than 20 years of experience in Sumitomo, where he developed his career on the information technology, utility, and independent power industries. Through assignments in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angels, Houston, and Tokyo, he has gained expertise in project development and management, project finance, corporate management, full turnkey contracting, and major equipment sales and marketing.