Taiji Isono is a Vice President advising on buyout opportunities in Japan. He is based in Tokyo.
Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Isono was President of TradeCard Japan, which he established with TradeCard Inc., Mitsui & Co., Mitsubishi Corporation and Warburg Pincus. While at TradeCard Japan he led business development, alliance management and administrative management. Prior to that, he worked in the Finance Division of Mitsui & Co. for three years.
Mr. Isono received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Keio University.
Mr. Isono is a Member of the Board of Oyatsu Company, Ltd., and SANKYO RIKAGAKU CO.,LTD. Also an ex-Member of the Board of Covalent Materials Corporation, WingArc1st Inc and an ex-Corporate Auditor of Simplex Inc.