Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (DEA), a blockchain gaming and entertainment company, has announced today that Ryohei Nuka, a former vice president of finance at Goldman Sachs, will serve as its new chief financial officer. The company’s former CFO, Kyuzaburo Suzuki, will remain a Senior Advisor in the development of the company’s financial strategy. In his previous position at Goldman Sachs Japan, Mr. Nuka served as a senior controller.
Goldman Sachs to Dresdner Kleinwort Securities: Nuka’s journey to DEA
At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Nuka was in charge of stock and derivatives trading desk product control activities. In particular, he was in charge of the company’s accounting and price verification. Risk management and accounting were among his responsibilities throughout his 13 years at Goldman Sachs. Furthermore, he worked in several departments such as investment banking, asset management, and trading.
Mr. Nuka stated that DEA’s desire to become the world’s leading Web3 entertainment firm encouraged him to join the company. To the self-confessed anime and video game fanatic, the opportunity to be part of the “new economy” was exciting. He went on to say that he intends to increase capital efficiency and build DEA’s financial foundation in order to make it the top Web3 firm in the world.
Besides Goldman Sachs, Mr. Nuka worked for other major corporations. This group includes Nippon Steel Solutions as well as the securities division of Dresdner Bank’s Dresdner Kleinwort Securities, one of Germany’s largest banks.
Since the year 2018, he has been responsible for managing a product control team in both Japan and India. In the Merchant Banking division, the teams were in charge of valuing, doing due diligence on, and filing reports to the FRB and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on their own proprietary investments in private equity, commercial real estate, and project finance.