Veteran VC Kramlich named outside director for GCA Savvian

Investment bank GCA Savvian Corporation announced that it named veteran venture capitalist Richard C. Kramlich as an outside director. Kramlich is co-founder of New Enterprise Associates Inc and chairman of NEA Management Company. He is the second outside director of Tokyo-based GCA Savvian and the first from the United States.



GCA Savvian Elects Richard C. Kramlich as Outside Director

March 31, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

TOKYO & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GCA Savvian Corporation (the “Company”) announces that it has named Mr. Richard C. Kramlich, the renowned US venture capitalist, as an outside director of the Company, at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders March 30th. Mr. Kramlich will be the second outside director of GCA Savvian and the first from the United States.

Mr. Kramlich brings a long history of working with growth companies in several industries and will provide thoughtful guidance and perspective to the board. His addition to the board will help the Company further elevate its strengths in connecting Japanese blue-chip companies with the innovative technologies of Silicon Valley.

Mr. Kramlich is the Co-founder of the global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (“NEA”) and is currently Chairman of NEA Management Company. He began his venture career in 1969 as a General Partner with Arthur Rock and Co., after nine years with Kroger Co. and Gardner & Preston Moss Company (currently Invesco). Since co-founding NEA in 1978, he has become one of the most legendary venture capitalists in the world. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in History from Northwestern University.

GCA Savvian is a premier global investment bank serving growth companies through a range of services that include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private funds and restructuring advisory. GCA Savvian professionals deliver deep expertise in a range of industries such as technology, media & digital media, communications, financial technology and services, healthcare, and industrials. The firm is headquartered in Tokyo, with global offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Mumbai, Osaka, Shanghai, and Singapore.

GCA Savvian Corporation
Masaya Kato, +81-3-6212-7100 (rep)
Leader, IR Office