Masa Igata, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Securities
Mr. Masa Igata, Founder & CEO of Frontier Securities, has more than 30 years of professional experience in Asian financial markets. Prior to establishing Frontier Securities in 2007, he had been a Managing Director at Salomon Brother/Citigroup/Nikko Citigroup in Tokyo leading the company to be the most profitable foreign investment bank in Japan for more than the decade. After leaving the firm in 2004, Mr. Igata became fascinated by Mongolia’s fast-growing economy, and began to develop the close relationship with Mongolia since then.
Also, with his proven expertise on cross-border capital raising, Mr. Igata has been actively promoting Mongolian investment opportunities to foreign investors and advocating capital market’s best practices in Mongolia to ensure and enhance its access to foreign investors through a full range of financial services, corporate access and research. Hosting Invest Mongolia is one of the service to facilitate his own company and investors to access to the Government and the Business. On top of these, he has extensively advised the Government of Mongolia, several government agencies and major corporate in Mongolia on fund raising, corporate governance and increasing the value.
In addition to being the CEO of Frontier Securities, Mr. Igata has invested in Mining, Finance and real estate sector in Japan, Mongolia, Canada and China through other entities in each region.
Mr. Igata is a certified member of the Securities Analyst Association of Japan and Director of Prophecy Development which is listed at Toronto Stock Exchange and has significant coal deposits in Mongolia.