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Kazuaki has approximately 30 years’ experience in business consulting and advisory services. Prior to joining GCA he was with IBM Japan for 17 years, where he successfully held several leadership positions, most recently as Managing Partner and Head of Digital Strategy & iX (Interactive and Experience) and Head of the Business Consulting Group, among others.
Prior to joining IBM Kazuaki was Partner of the Strategy Consulting Group at PwC Consulting, which merged with IBM in 2002. Prior to this, Kazuaki was with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where he focused on IPO advisory services.
Kazuaki led many client engagements for major Japanese manufacturing and services companies in a wide range of sectors including electronics, heavy machinery, chemicals, automotive, pharmaceuticals, energy and utilities. He has advised clients on business growth, new business development, digital transformation, organizational design and pre-M&A strategy.
He has authored and co-authored several books including ‘Cash Flow Management’, ‘Practical Guide to Scenario Planning’, and ‘The Source of Profits – Managing Critical Resources’.
Kazuaki is a graduate of the School of Social Science, Waseda University. He is also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, and lectures on Corporate Strategy. He is a Japanese CPA.