Persefoni Announces Key Hire of Kento Miura as Country Manager, Persefoni Japan
[TOKYO and TEMPE, Ariz.] – 23 May 2022, 6:00 a.m.— Persefoni, the leading Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP) for corporations, financial institutions, and government organizations, today announced its continued investment in Japan with the hire of Kento Miura as Country Manager, Persefoni Japan.
As Country Manager of Persefoni Japan, Miura will lead Persefoni’s strategic growth across all go-to-market channels, including sales, solution development, and partnerships. He will also play a critical role in product development and customer success.
“Following the product localization in Japanese of our core carbon accounting solution, the timing was right to find a proven leader for our rapidly growing Japan team,” said Kentaro Kawamori, CEO and Co-Founder of Persefoni. “During his time in Apple, he has popularised the iPhone in Japan and built the smartphone market in the country from the ground up. Kento’s relationships with large financial services organizations and his experience building partnerships with established SIs is a perfect fit for our growing customer base and market. However, what impressed us most were his leadership skills and excellent reputation, which is a perfect fit for Persefoni.”
Prior to joining Persefoni, Miura held numerous leadership positions at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), including most recently as Country Manager, Apple Pay, Wallet, and Payments for Japan and Korea, where he worked with some of the region’s largest corporate and financial institutions. Prior to joining Apple, Miura was Director of North Asia Sales Operations for Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL), before which he held manager positions in sales, strategic planning, engineering, and alliances at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL), NTT Communications, and Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corp (TYO:9432], respectively.
“It’s an honor to be joining Kentaro and the team at Persefoni, who have not only built a solid suite of products, but have a noble purpose to enable organizations to measure, manage, disclose, and reduce their carbon footprint, and are committed to the Japanese market,” said Miura. “Mandatory carbon disclosure requirements are already present in Japan, and the rest of the world is quickly catching up. Persefoni has been at the forefront helping organizations meet this challenge, and I am excited to be here.”
Miura holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and BE, Navel, and Ocean Engineering from The University of Tokyo.
Persefoni’s deep commitment to Japan comes after the nation became one of the first G20 countries to establish mandatory carbon disclosures for its largest listed companies, in line with Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. Persefoni raised a ClimateTech SaaS record $101million USD investment in October 2021, including from SMBC, at which time it announced Japan would be the top international expansion market supported by this investment. Because of Persefoni’s current positioning as the leading localized Japanese-language platform capable of supporting the complexity of the largest global companies, some of Japan’s most respected partners and corporations have started to look to Persefoni to be their climate management solution.
Persefoni, Inc. is the leading Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP). The company's Software-as-a-Service solutions enable enterprises and financial institutions to meet stakeholder and regulatory climate disclosure requirements with the highest degree of trust, transparency, and ease. As the ERP of Carbon, the Persefoni platform provides users a single source of carbon truth across their organization, enabling them to manage their carbon transactions and inventory with the same rigor and confidence as their financial transactions. Learn more at persefoni.com.