Ryuta Shiiki CEO, Dream Link Entertainment (Tokyo Girls Collection)

Mr. Shiiki started his career at Sony in 1991. After helping Sony expand to Singapore and Vietnam, he left to find his own media production company in 2001, called DLE. The company grew quickly producing shows for companies like Warner Brothers Animation and Cartoon Network, and with funding from business partner Hasbro, Inc. In 2014, DLE’s stock debuted on the Tokyo Stock Exhange’s Mothers market, and was upgraded to the First Section listing in April 2016. DLE also acquired “Tokyo Girls Collection,” the largest fashion event in Japan, and the event’s operating company Wmedia with hopes of bringing Japanese female fashion and culture to the rest of the world. Mr. Shiiki holds prestige within the industry as a producer who bolsters Japan`s popular contents globally.