TPO’s strengths are the diverse, passionate and skilled people.
We value a highly personal and unique service.
OUR TALENTED TEAM
Founder & CEO
Mariko founded Japan’s first corporate concierge firm in 2016, after working for companies such as Goldman Sachs. She is devoted to bringing diversity in the workplace, and to helping employees fulfill their personal and professional lives whilst improving happiness at work. Mariko holds a BA from Hitotsubashi University, and an MS from HEC business school in Paris. She also serves as a council member for UWC ISAK Japan.
Chief Service Officer
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Law from Hosei University, Taisuke worked as a sales manager at an HR service firm. He later joined an Employee Assistance Program service firm, consulting and conducting seminars to support the well-being of employees in both domestic and international companies of various sizes, as well as public offices. He also has experience creating and executing mental health management and communication programs. On his days off, Taisuke enjoys playing and watching basketball.
Chief Branding and Culture Officer
Yumiko spent her early childhood in the States, and then was educated in Japan, apart from a year spent as an exchange student in Denmark during high school. After graduating from Keio University, she pursued a career at Bang & Olufsen as CRM manager for the Asia Pacific region, assistant to the Country Manager and Marketing and PR Manager for Japan. Her two children keep her busy, but having a passion for design and craftsmanship, she finds happiness in roaming the main and back streets of Tokyo in quest for inspiring shops, products and experiences.
Advisor to CEO
Born in Marseille, Jacques holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole des Mines in Paris. He then pursued a career in derivatives trading for 15 years, working for investment banks such as JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in both Tokyo and New York. For TPO he’s bringing his experience as an advisor to the CEO and supports IT and finance. Jacques is also a founder of UWC ISAK Japan. He finds joy and happiness spending time with his family and diving under water.
Inspired by the wonderful time Kuriyama had in Barcelona, she decided to major Hispanic studies at university. After graduation, she became a reporter and she had many exciting experiences such as broadcasting news while doing skydiving or trying to perform on the trapeze, etc. She is also a certified hair colorist, and she enjoys coordinating her family’s outfits. She is head over heels in love with requests that demands more time and energy such as childcare.
Atsushi is raised in Tokyo. After graduating from university, he took on several outdoor activities jobs both in Japan and overseas. He has also explored the seas, mountains, and rivers of Japan by working as a field guide. He is still engaged in canoeing through the islands and his goal is to canoe 1000 km to the Ogasawara Islands in 2020. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities in general, and traditional culture. When it comes to nature, leave it to him!
In university, Minami was immersed in TV production training as her dream was to work for the TV-industry. She also worked as a copywriter at a radio commercial production company for 7 years. Afterward, she worked as a remote writer, a staff of an antique shop, elementary and junior high school librarian, nursery school staff, retirees, nursing care insurance facility, etc. She is obsessed with golf and her handicap is 10. Her goal is to achieve a high ranking in the amateur league of the prefecture where she lives. No pain, no gain!
You could call Naho amphibious, but even then she would say amphibians do not spend as much time in the water as she has the past 22 years. She carefully crafted her routine of swim practice from morning until night, every day of the week. She learned what it means to have a dream, and the joy in teaching others. So for whomever may need guidance about their children’s extracurricular athletics, she cannot wait to help!
Yuka spent her adolescence in Beijing, China. Ever since, she has been fascinated by the joy of experiencing different cultures. She used to work for a European airline as a flight attendant, flying back and forth between Europe and Japan. Her favorite destinations, though, are Bali and Bangkok. She loves food, and her nickname is "captain food" because she does so much research on restaurants while traveling. If you are planning a trip abroad, she would love to help you!
Midori has worked as a flight attendant for both Japanese and international airlines. Now she still really enjoys traveling as part of her personal life, and she has visited over 60 countries. She loves meeting people with different values, experiencing unique cultures, tasting local food, and seeing landscapes beyond her imagination. Two of her favorite destinations are Argentina and South Africa. If you need tips on travel, please let her know!
Azmaeen Atiq Aupar
Azmaeen was born in Bangladesh, and spent some childhood years in the UK. Returning to Bangladesh he continued his schooling. He came to Japan in 2015 to pursue a degree in business administration from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. After graduation he had a short span in rural Shizuoka, and then moved to Tokyo to pursue his career. Azmaeen is an avid fan of outdoor activities and enjoys hiking, camping, and driving through the wilderness.
After graduating from university, Mai worked at a Japanese trading company. Soon after, though, she decided to start a new career as a flight attendant. Her days as a flight attendant changed her life. As she was given the opportunity to live in the US and some cities in Europe. All the experiences she got were eye-opening to her. She loves travelling, fashion, interior, food, meeting new people and finding out something unique about herself and others.
Mugi is originally from Yokohama and moved to Aichi prefecture after getting married. In Aichi, she worked as a teacher in a kindergarten and nursery school while raising her kids. Now, Mugi lives in Tokyo. She uses her experience as a kindergarten and nursery school teacher in consulting users at TPO. She loves to travel, listen to music and goubg to music festivals with her family. She will use all of her experiences as a mother and teacher to help you!
OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
TPO’s global research network is the backbone of our YourConcierge proposals.
Our researchers located, domestically in Japan and overseas, work together with our concierges to suggest the best options and solutions. This way we incorporate different perspectives and utilize all the areas of expertise we have to maximize your happiness.
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