Member profile

Masayuki Sanukiya



On the contrary, when levels of trust ar high employees are more likely to speak up and share ideas, increasing creativity and innovation. Trust brings a a greater senses of ownership and initiative. It boosts motivation, commitment, and engagement, resulting in happier and more performant teams.

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When I was a child, I was a boy who was obsessed with catching insects in the mountains and rice paddies. After a car accident at the age of 17, I decided to make the most of every day I was alive, and after the birth of my child at the age of 28, I decided to do something I could make my son proud of. I moved abroad at the age of 37 and rediscovered the beauty of Japan.

Can you describe your role in Colere?

As CEO, my job is to embody Colere's vision of "Work to live happier”. My job is to create an environment in which the members of Colere can enjoy their work so much that they get excited about it, as stated in our Values. I believe that is the only way we become a company that can achieve Colere's mission of "Creating teams full of trust.”

What does trust mean to you?

To have a good relationship with colleagues who feel the value and meaning of their work and work together with you. That is a trustworthy workplace. Looking back, I have had the good fortune to spend time in organizations that are built on trust, whether in my school classes, club activities, part-time jobs, or at my place of employment.

What are your hobbies?

I love outdoor sports. I love playing with the waves by surfing at Manly Beach, or snowboarding with my son in the snowy mountains of Kusatsu or Niseko. And there's nothing more blissful than sitting around a bonfire at the Colere House in Iki with a glass of wine in hand with my friends.

"Most people don't know but I ...”

I love sweets. My favorites are mont blanc (full of chestnuts!), Financier (crispy on the outside, moist on the inside! ), Strawberry Daifuku (I'm a fan of sweet red bean paste!) I can't resist the temptation to try them. Although I have been concerned about my stomach lately, I would easily give in to temptation if I saw them on the showcase when I return to Japan.

Show us your happy place

ACB Living in Iki is a co-working office that blends in with the city. It is the place where Colere was founded, where you are always warmly welcomed by the local people.

Do you have a daily routine?

I incorporate mindfulness into my daily life. I have a tendency to not continue doing things I'm not used to, so I try to regulate my physical and emotional state while taking a walk, cooking, grinding coffee beans, or taking a sauna.