Taiji Isono

Taiji Isono is a Director 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 MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Keio University.

Mr. Isono is a member of the boards of Oyatsu Company, Ltd.  and Sankyo Rikagaku Co., Ltd. Also an ex-member of the boards of Covalent Materials Corporation, WingArc1st Inc and an ex-Corporate Auditor of Simplex, Inc.