Takanobu Hara is a Partner in the BPEA EQT team. Takanobu worked for BPEA from 2019 until 2022, when the company joined forces with EQT and was renamed BPEA EQT.
Prior to joining BPEA, Takanobu worked at Morgan Stanley in Tokyo. He brings wealth of experience in both investment banking and private equity in Japan which includes his tenure at Advent International and Ripplewood Japan. Takanobu began his career at the Industrial Bank of Japan (currently Mizuho Bank). In addition to his professional background, Takanobu has unique experience in public services having served as a Special Adviser for a Japanese municipal government in the area of culture and international relations.
Takanobu holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Keio University.