Naoki Arai

Managing Partner, Greater China Regional Manager


Naoki is our Managing Partner, based in Shanghai. His areas of expertise are in investment and management services for retail, e-commerce, and professional services industries in China. Prior to YCP Solidiance, Naoki worked at the Japan Research Institute, during which he advised businesses in the environmental energy sector along with supporting the launch of government led policies. In 2009, Naoki moved to Beijing where he managed to found the JRI’s Beijing office.


  • B.Sc. and Masters in Engineering from Kyoto University

Industry Expertise

  • Retail, E-commerce, Energy, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Service Industry

Relevant Country Experience

Japan, China