Naoki Arai

Naoki Arai

Managing Partner, Greater China Regional Manager

Naoki Arai is Managing Partner based in Shanghai, and serves as Greater China Regional Manager overseeing our Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan offices. Naoki has extensive experiences in investment and management services for retail, e-commerce, and professional services industries in the Greater China Area. Prior to joining the founding of YCP Holdings in 2013, Naoki worked at Japan Research Institute, during which he advised businesses in the environmental energy sector along with supporting the launch of government led policies. In 2009, Naoki moved to Beijing where he managed to launch the JRI’s Beijing office.


  • Master’s degree in Engineering from Kyoto University
  • BSc. in Engineering from Kyoto University

Industry experience

Retail, E-commerce, Energy, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Service Industry

Relevant country experience

Japan, China