Arthur D. Little appoints Kensuke Sobue as Partner in Automotive Manufacturing Group Practice
March 2020 - Japan

Arthur D. Little (ADL) today announced the appointment of Kensuke Sobue, who joins Arthur D. Little Tokyo as a Partner in its Automotive Manufacturing Group Practice. 

Having started his career at Toyota as an in-house patent attorney, Kensuke moved into management consultancy and joined AT Kearney where he worked for seven years on a wide variety of strategic projects across industries. He then served as the Chief Operating Office of a start-up company before transferring to a Big Four consulting company in Thailand, where he led Japanese and Southeast Asian countries in collaborative projects.   

Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little, comments: “With over 15 years’ working across the automotive industry, Kensuke has gained significant experience in the mobility field, supporting major OEMs and non-OEMs in developing new business and services. His knowledge will be an invaluable tool in helping our Japanese office expand its automotive offerings.” 

Yusuke Harada, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Japan, adds: “Over the last few months we have been working hard to expand our automotive practice in Asia following strong growth in this region, and we are delighted to welcome Kensuke. We intend to keep expanding our South East Asian activity in the automotive and mobility industry, with a particular focus on Vietnam and the Philippines. Kensuke’s varied experience working directly with manufacturers and within consulting firms will be a great asset to our team.”

Kensuke graduated from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Informatics.

Cate Bonthuys
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