SANTA CLARA, California, July 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vobile Group Limited (SEHK: 3738; OTCQX: VOBIF), a global leader in SaaS services for the protection and monetization of online video content, today announced that Masaaki matsuzawa, a media and investment banking executive with a 20-year career with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Goldman Sachs, has been named president of strategy and investments. In addition, he was elected to the Board of Directors, as Executive Director. He will lead Vobile’s global strategy, investments, capital markets and investor relations.
“We operate in an exciting and rapidly changing media and technology landscape. As we continue to develop innovative solutions and invest in strategic growth opportunities around the world, I am delighted to welcome Masaaki to our team, ”said Yangbin Wang, President and CEO of Vobile. “Masaaki’s unique background in media, strategy and corporate finance is a perfect fit for Vobile. accelerate its growth and strengthen our position as a leading global player committed to our culture, our customers and our shareholders. “
Matsuzawa said: “It is a privilege to join the Vobile team at such a unique time in the industry. New business models and technologies create exciting opportunities for content creators, content owners and distribution platforms. The market opportunities for providers of innovative solutions are enormous. I look forward to working with the team to capitalize on these opportunities and help move the business forward. “
Matsuzawa joins Vobile from the NBA, where he was most recently senior vice president of global strategy and director of strategy for NBA China. During his 7-year tenure with the NBA where he was based at Beijing and Hong Kong, he helped NBA China reach new heights and helped the global company drive innovation by leading the development and execution of key strategic investments in areas such as digital content, social media, e-commerce, games, e-sports, data strategy and youth development.
Prior to the NBA, Matsuzawa was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was an investment banker for over 13 years in new York and Hong Kong, specializing in mergers, acquisitions and financing. At Goldman Sachs, he has held a number of management positions such as COO of Asia Mergers & Acquisitions Group as well as Co-Head of Asia Industrial Investment Banking Group. He started his career at Goldman Sachs as a summer partner in 2000.
Matsuzawa received an MBA from Wharton School in University of Pennsylvania, and a BA of Washington University in Saint Louis.
About Vobile Group Limited
Vobile is a global leader in SaaS services for the protection and monetization of online video content. Its cutting-edge SaaS platforms are widely used by movie studios, television networks and record labels, enabling effective content protection for rights holders and accelerating their revenue growth in online distribution. Vobile has global operations in the United States, China, Japan and Australia.
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