Satoru Arai serves as Director, Transport Partner Services, Northeast Asia for Expedia Group, which operates more than 200 travel booking sites in 75 countries. Satoru joined Expedia Group in 2007 and currently leads the team overseeing global partner relationships for airlines based in Northeast Asia. He was also involved in the launch of flights/packages on Brand Expedia sites in those countries. Prior to Expedia Group, Satoru worked for the M&A Advisory Department of Nomura Securities. Satoru has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and son.