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Hiroki Takeuchi        

CEO of GoCardless

Hiroki Takeuchi is an entrepreneur and CEO of GoCardless.

After graduating college, he got a job as a business analyst for McKinsey Co.​ His job consisted of working closely with senior management who were part of organizations spanning different industries.

He ranked high in the company and outperformed his peers. He was in the top 20% of his cohorts. Many of his duties included: project managing work-streams, owning client relationships, and conducting quantitative & qualitative analysis.

In 2011, Hiroki founded GoCardLess as a way to create a new, global payment network for the internet. The aim of the company is to simplify the process of collecting direct debit payments. The company is backed by Y Combinator​, Balderton Capital​, and Accel Partners​.

In September 2016, Hiroki was involved in a bike accident that caused him to lose the use of his legs. Although he was hospitalized and unable to move, Hiroki continued having business meetings about GoCardLess. He still had the drive and ambition to continue running the company. Hiroki continues to be the CEO of the company while also doing his rehab visits and training.

Hiroki is an alumni of Oxford University​ where he received his MMATH in Mathematics​.

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