Tomoko Namba

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Tomoko Namba
Born (1962-04-21) April 21, 1962 (age 56)
ResidenceNiigata, Niigata, Japan
Alma materHarvard Business School
Tsuda College

Tomoko Namba (南場智子), born April 21, 1962, is a Japanese entrepreneur, and the former CEO of DeNA Co., Ltd.. Namba founded DeNA in 1999. DeNA is one of the largest mobile social network and mobile game companies in Japan. She stepped down in 2011 to focus on her family and personal life.

Namba received an MBA from Harvard Business School and was the third Japanese woman to become a partner at McKinsey & Co.. She started DeNA after working on a consulting assignment with Sony's So-net while she was a consultant at Mckinsey. [1]


  1. ^ Chana R. Schoenberger (May 19, 2008). "Queen of Mobile". Forbes Magazine. Forbes. Retrieved 2009-05-28.

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