Michael J. Alfant
Independent Board Director
Mike is Group Chairman and CEO of Fusion Systems Group, a multinational fintech firm focused on providing Business Technology and Systems Consulting across Asia. He started Fusion Systems in 1992 and led it to a $60m acquisition by IMRglobal Corporation (NASDAQ: IMRS) in 1999. Fusion Systems was re-launched as a Fintech/IT specialist organization in 2005.
Mike has founded over 20 technology companies over the past 30 years throughout Asia Pacific, including Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States with multiple successful exits during that time.
He served two terms as President and one term as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (2011-2013) encompassing the period of the Tohoku earthquake and its aftermath. Mike’s leadership during that time was instrumental in the ACCJ being awarded the "Peace Through Commerce" medal by the United States government. In addition, Mike served as the elected President of the Tokyo American Club for two terms (2017-2020) leading that organization through the period of the COVID pandemic.
Mike maintains an active schedule of volunteer activities including as a Board member for HOPE Japan and as a guest lecturer at multiple Japanese Universities.