DOCOMO Digital is part of NTT DOCOMO and NTT Group, a leading global technology innovator.

With over 15 years of deep expertise in building and safely operating the world's most advanced mobile commerce environment, we created DOCOMO Digital to work with partners globally to enable their mobile commerce aspirations. More than delivering sound advice, we actively address regulatory and commercial issues between participants and we operate a global technical platform on which mobile commerce ecosystems can be safely and securely built and managed.  Today, our platforms are connected to over 200 mobile network operators and over 300 global and local payment methods as the foundation upon which we are developing next-generation mobile commerce for over 5 billion banked and unbanked citizens around the world.


We are international, global and local to help you achieve mobile commerce success!

DOCOMO Digital is Japanese-owned and benefits from our experience in Japan but it is an international global company based in London and present on 6 continents through nearly 1000 people of 50 nationalities in 35 offices. By combining NTT DOCOMO's smart life partner vision and their professional experience and expertise across the technology, mobile and payments industries our people are passionate about building the next-generation digitized world unlocking significant value for  end users globally. Always putting the focus first on our common mission and on our clients' and customers' needs, DOCOMO Digital people are committed ambassadors who share and spread our views with the world around them.


We are driving universal financial inclusion, one mobile commerce ecosystem at a time!

At DOCOMO Digital, as a mobile and connected technology pioneer and ecosystem enabler, we think that mobile network operators stand to play the key central role in building and operating next-generation commerce platforms that will make life better for everyone. Through mobile commerce platforming, together we will drive universal financial inclusion.
By safely combining operator capabilities and data with innovative payment and financing solutions, we are building the future of connected commerce!

Management team

Hiroyuki Sato


Hiroyuki Sato, is Chief Executive Officer of DOCOMO Digital which is a newly unveiled initiative 5-years in the making from NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile operator. A 25-year NTT Group and NTT DOCOMO veteran, with over seven years of global business management and M&A experience, Sato-san leads DOCOMO Digital with his ambitious vision to enable next-generation mobile-centric digital commerce in the global market as a way to drive universal financial inclusion for banked and unbanked citizens globally. Sato-san graduated in 1990 from the University of Tokyo with a bachelor’s degree in economics and received in 1999 a Master in Business Administration degree from New York University’s Stern Business School with an emphasis in finance and accounting. He is currently based and lives in London with his family.
Fernando González-Mesones

COO Mobile Services

Fernando Gonzalez-Mesones is Chief Operating Officer of DOCOMO Digital. With more than 15 years of experience on the mobile business, Fernando joined DOCOMO Digital thru Buongiorno acquisition back in July 2012. Having been CEO of Buongiorno form January 2014, previously he helped the development of the company as global leader on mobile Apps and mobile payment since 2001 having led its international expansion, technology and product development. Before Fernando worked for Procter and Gamble, both in Europe and LATAM for 8.5 years. Fernando graduated from Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, with a bachelor´s degree in Law and Economics, and also the Business Case Study Programme at Harvard Business School. He is Academic Board member of ISDI (Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet), professor in several MBA´s, mentor and advisor in few mobile startups and accelerators (b-ventures and Impact accelerator).
Florence Kaminska

HR & Organization Development Director

HR and Organization Development Director Florence Kaminsla, born and grown up in France, has over 15 years of HR experience in high profile international companies. Mrs Kaminska has been based in the UK, in France and in Italy. Graduated from the Tours & Orlèans Universities in 1986 and with a Postgraduate diploma in Personnel Management from the West England University, she started off as Personnel Officer at Brann Ltd in the UK. Most recently she was the HR Director for Hewlett Packard Italy, where she had the responsibility for all HR related processes regarding the 2,700 people strong HP Italian organization. In her role, Mrs Kaminska was a key partner and contributor to the top management of the successful HP Italian operations. In the past she was also member of the British Institute of Personnel and Development.
Carlo Frigato


Carlo Frigato is the Chief Financial Officer of DOCOMO Digital. In 2000 he began his career in Buongiorno company as CFO (Buongiorno is the Italian subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO), role it still plays. Prior to joining Buongiorno, he was Senior Manager of Finance at Accenture, where he worked for 7 years, and then worked for EDS for three years as Account Manager for key clients. Mr Frigato holds an electronic engineering degree from the University of Genoa.
Christopher Rischard

COO Merchant Services

Christopher Rischard is a true internet believer, currently serving as COO Merchant Services of DOCOMO Digital responsible for enterprise sales and marketing strategies, global partnerships, and advisory services to achieve long term growth. He has advised NTT Docomo and DOCOMO Digital on its overall strategy as an independent Executive Strategic Advisor since 2014. From 2006 until 2014, Mr. Rischard served as a strategy Principal with Booz & Company where he led dozens of strategy projects in Europe, the USA, Latin America and the Middle East focusing on digital media and content services as well as on media, telecom and commerce digitization topics. From 1994 until 2005, Mr. Rischard developed his career as a marketing, sales and business development executive in internet consulting and services for enterprise customers working for France Telecom, MCI Telecommunications (now Verizon Business) and a web agency that he co-founded. Mr. Rischard lives in London and is a multilingual and multicultural French/American dual-national born in Washington DC. He holds a Global BBA from ESSEC and an MBA from INSEAD business schools.
Lucia Predolin

Global Marketing Director

Lucia Predolin is the Global Marketing Director of DOCOMO Digital with Brand Equity responsibility. In 2000 she joined Buongiorno as part of the founding team, where she oversaw marketing and advertising strategies for the full range of Buongiorno’s portfolio brands globally corporate, consumer and B2B. She served also as Investor Relations Director for the Group. Mrs Predolin began her career at advertising group Saatchi & Saatchi, where she worked for over 10 years developing her career both at national and international level making her way to European Client Service Director. She graduated in Vancouver, BC and received her degree, magna cum laude, in economics and marketing from the Università Cattolica of Milan (Italy). She has been EMEA Board Member of  Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF).
Alessandro Gatteschi


Alessandro Gatteschi is CTO in DOCOMO Digital, he is responsible for the design, development, implementation and ongoing management of the company’s service, product portfolio and the operations of the systems and infrastructure supporting business. He started in Buongiorno company in 2008 as CTO, role he is still covering. The company now is a subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO. Before 2008, he worked for more than 25 years in technical, business development and management roles in EDS, FIAT Group and IBM managing business in many international settings. Alessandro Gatteschi is graduated in Electronic Engineering from Turin Polytechnic.
Lucia Giancaspro

Head of Legal Counsel

Global Legal Counsel Lucia Giancaspro is General Counsel of DOCOMO Digital and also responsible of Legal Affairs in DOCOMO Deutschland (European Holding of NTT DOCOMO). She is part of company since May 2014. Prior to join Buongiorno she was Head of Corporate Affairs in Fastweb SpA and then General Counsel in Falck Renewables SpA, where she worked for three years and was in charge of coordinating an international legal team. She has matured also an international expertise in Unicredit SpA, where she worked on the squeeze-out of the main German and Austrian Bank, on the IPO of UniCredit Poland and handled one of the major cross-border corporate litigation. Lucia holds a master degree in law from the University of Milan.
Edgar Schnorpfeil


Edgar Schnorpfeil is Chief Operating Officer of DOCOMO Digital, he manages B2O and B2C activities of net mobile AG. He was born in Cochem (Germany) in 1965. He graduated from RWTH Aachen University in 1990 with a degree in communications engineering. After his studies, Edgar worked as “Product Manager – Mobile Devices”, later as “Country Manager Germany – GSM Terminals” for Alcatel. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Schnorpfeil worked as “Director Business Development & Strategic Projects” for Thyssen Telecom. In 1998, he co-founded Fotokasten.de, which became a market leader in photo books in Germany. Until 2006, he ran easyquest, a provider of online market research services. Beginning in 1998, he was a consultant for various companies including Global TeleSystems, IS Internet Services, E-Plus and NTT DoCoMo i-mode Europe with his company schnorpfeil consulting. Since March 2010, Mr. Schnorpfeil has been a member and since March 2014 Chairman of net mobile AG´s Executive Board. Mr. Schnorpfeil is member of the management team of Docomo Digital.

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