Rakuten Insight Announces New Leadership

Rakuten Insight Global, Inc. has named Takahiro ‘Tack’ Yamaya as Company President, replacing Hidefumi Watanabe, who is being promoted to a broader director role within the Rakuten Group.

Yamaya joined the firm in 2015 as Executive Director of AIP, before moving to Rakuten Insight Global in 2017.

Rakuten Insight Global was formed last year when e-Commerce and data group Rakuten merged its two online research companies, Rakuten Research and AIP Corporation, under a single brand. Watanabe, who is the founder of AIP, will combine the new group position with an advisory role at Rakuten Insight.