Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo, combines a passion for books and reading with a deep focus on hardware and software experiences that can make reading lives better. In addition to leading Rakuten Kobo, the global digital bookseller, he is a Senior Executive Officer of Rakuten, the Japanese ecommerce giant. In his spare time, he advises start-ups focused on aging and technology as volunteer Chief Entrepreneur of Age-Well NCE, and is on the board of directors of the Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s law reform body. Michael has been a part of Rakuten Kobo’s executive team since its founding in 2009. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.