Masataka Uo is the founder and CEO of Japan Fundraising Association, a nationwide fundraisers’ network that promotes philanthropic giving in Japan, and the founder and CEO of Fundrex.Co.Ltd, a leading fundraising, and NPO management consulting company. He led the launch of the Certified Fundraiser (CFR) program in Japan and has organized annual fundraising conference in Japan. He also tries to expand “Learning by Giving” program in Japan. He is also the Vice Chair of the Japan National Committee for the G-8 Social Impact Investment Task force and the Vice President of Japan Volunteer Coordination Association. He is one of the top leaders in Japan’s fundraising/social investment sector with a track record of success in raising funds for social causes, cultural projects, and international development. Aside from serving at the Economic Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, he also worked for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)