Mercari Co. Ltd., the operator of flea market app Mercari, has reshuffled the management teams at its two subsidiaries: app-development subsidiary and online payment-provider Merpay.

Ryosuke Matsumoto

Daisaku Harada (LinkedIn profile) has been appointed as representative director and president of Souzoh after leaving his post as the executive officer of the company. Ryosuke Matsumoto (LinkedIn profile) will now be the chief product officer of Merpay. He previously served as the chief executive officer at Souzoh Inc. The company announced the changes in a recent news statement.

Daisaku Harada

Daisaku Harada

Entrepreneur Harada founded app development company in 2011, before selling it to Mercari. He joined Souzoh in March 2017 and has since launched a marketplace with a price appraisal feature, known as Mercarimaisonz.

Matsumoto joined the group in May 2015. He established Souzoh and has since been a key to driving the development of new businesses. This includes a marketplace for books, CDs and DVDs called Mercarikauru; on-demand share cycle service Merchari; skill-sharing service; and hyper-local horizontal Mercariatte —  which will be gradually scaled down before closing at the end of May.

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