Rakuten Founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani to take the stage at IGNITION 2015

Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani is one of the world’s most powerful advocates of affordable and accessible Internet and founder of Japan’s largest e-commerce site. Mikitani will join more of the best and brightest minds in media at IGNITION, Business Insider’s flagship annual event, to discuss leveraging the Internet as a viable means of innovation, growth, and economic prosperity.
Aside from leading one of the most formidable e-commerce sites in the world, Mikitani belongs to a political elite that advises the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on enhancing Japan’s role in the global economy. As such, he maintains several vocal roles as a proponent for Internet access.
With Rakuten’s latest acquisition of U.S.-based deal site, Ebates, Mikitani is now sitting on a net worth of $US8.7 billion as estimated by Forbes.

Glean insights from Mikitani and more of the top minds disrupting the digital landscape this December 8-9 at IGNITION: The Future of Digital.

 

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