Takeshi Idezawa

LINE Corporation CEO

Idezawa entered Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Company after graduating from Waseda University in 1996. He joined the Livin’ on the EDGE Company in 2002, rising to the rank of Executive Vice President in 2003. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Livedoor Corporation in 2007, where he orchestrated a major restructuring of the company. He became a member of the Board of Directors at NHN Japan Corporation when the three companies affiliated with NHN Japan were merged in January 2012.

Takeshi Idezawa was appointed as a LINE Corporation Director after the company changed its name from NHN Japan in April 2013. He was named Chief Operating Officer in January 2014, and then Chief Executive Officer in April 2015.