Director GCA India, Managing Director
GCA Singapore Private Limited
4 Shenton Way
#15-04 SGX Centre 2
T: +65 6511 0694
Ro Umeda is a Managing Director at GCA Corporation and Director of GCA India Investment Advisers Private Limited (India Office). He has been involved in financial advisory and corporate finance for over ten years. He has significant expertise in cross-border M&A transactions between Japanese and Asian corporations and has accumulated extensive industrial and regulatory knowledge and experience in Asian countries. Prior to joining GCA, he worked in the cross-border M&A Advisory department at Daiwa Securities SMBC. He also has experience with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), where he was involved in corporate financing for various clients. While at SMBC, he was stationed in Bangkok supporting new investments and business expansion for Japanese corporations. Advisory deals include TOB in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand by Japanese corporations, equity participation in family businesses in Thailand by several Japanese corporations, the sale of the Embassy Suites of LA, TOB by a Korean PE to a Japanese listed firm, the sale of a Thai subsidiary of a Japanese electric manufacturer and others. Ro Umeda received a BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University and concurrently assumes the position of Director of GCA India Investment Advisers Private Limited (India Office) from the Tokyo office.