Mr. Ikegami started his career as a consultant at A.T. Kearney where he was engaged in a variety of consulting projects including business portfolio management for a global CPG firm and a national energy company, mid-term strategy development for a media company, and business turnaround for a real estate developer.
After nearly 5 years of consulting experience, Mr. Ikegami took part in launching Everystar Co., Ltd., DeNA and NTT Docomo joint venture, and as the CEO led the company to make approximately 20 mil. USD in annual sales.
In March of 2015, he launched his own company SAKURAS Co., Ltd., where based on his 10 years of experience in both the Japanese entertainment and technology industries, he provides professional consulting services in digital transformation to the entertainment industry. He published “Kaisha wo yamete nenshu ga agaruhito sagaruhito” (Will your salary increase or decrease if you change your job?) through Shogakukan in 2016.