Akiko Naka

Akiko Naka is founder and chief executive officer of Wantedly, a social-networking service for professionals. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 2.5m monthly active users and 30,000 corporates, and has become the leading professional social-networking service in Japan. Prior to founding Wantedly, Ms Naka was a growth co-ordinator at Facebook Japan, where she contributed to marketing and product development for Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales. Ms Naka graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a BA in economics. Ms Naka was named as a 40 under 40 leaders by Harvard Business Review Japan. She is the youngest female founder ever to take a company public in Japan.