Takamichi Hamada had known Founder of Strategic Incubation Partners, Atsu Saitoh when he was at a venture capital support section of METI. He had been an auditor of SIP (2008-2019). He joined as a Representative director of SIP in 2020.
He had served as the President and CEO of the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) (2015-2020) and merged with Tokyo Stock Market in JPX group. Before that, he served as senior executive officer at Fuji Electric Holdings and as the chairman of Venture Enterprise Center.
In addition, Takamichi has held many senior positions including first secretary at the Consulate of Japan in the United Arab Emirates, director of energy policy planning at the Director-General’s Secretariat of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, director general of the commerce, industry & labor division at the Kagoshima Prefecture Office, and deputy director-general at the Industrial and Science Policy Environment Policy Bureau (METI).
Takamichi graduated from Tokyo University with a degree in Economics. He has been a visiting professor at Tama University, teaching a venture business management.