Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Takayuki Akahodani (Taka) is the Founder & CEO of HAKOVO, incorporated on March 31, 2016 in Singapore. Taka manages corporate direction and strategy, and built solid relationships with public and private sectors to introduce disruptive technology and digital practices to the shipping & logistics market. Prior to HAKOVO, Taka spent 20 years in Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s largest logistics company. As DHL's Director of Business Consulting and Business Development in Singapore, Taka had diverse global and regional responsibilities in business management, operations and supply chain consulting. With his exceptional strength in business development, innovation, and global leadership, he is a four-time recipient of the Asia Pacific Regional Employee and Outstanding Sales Management of the Year.

Taka holds an Executive Master’s degree (Master of Science) in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University of UK. Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Science from Koshien University of Japan.