Naho Kono has led Rakuten’s ecosystem to success, boasting over 39 million monthly active users in Japan alone. She has also spearheaded projects to utilise first-party data and improve UI/UX.
A long-serving veteran with the company, Kono heads marketing teams for businesses which generate trillions of yen annually in gross merchandise sales; is a champion for diversity and inclusion; and is one of the leading women in ecommerce in Japan.
Rakuten has been charting new territory since April 2020, when it became the first retailer to launch a fully fledged telecoms business, and Naho Kono has played a key role in steering the ship to success.
Kono has achieved several milestones at Rakuten, including the youngest woman to be appointed an executive officer, due in part to the way she has driven mobile innovation.
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