Local Leadership
Leadership Team

MANAGING PARTNERS

Yusuke Harada
Tokyo, Japan
Head of Arthur D. Little Japan & South East Asia

Yusuke Harada is a Managing Partner at Arthur D. Little Tokyo. Yusuke focuses on strategic planning in the manufacturing and high-technology industries; this includes new-business creation,…

Hiroto Suzuki
Tokyo, Japan
Global Practice Leader, Automotive & Manufacturing Goods

Hiroto is a partner at our Tokyo office and heads our Global Automotive and manufacturing Practice. His main field of expertise is providing support for corporate vision planning and strategy,…

PARTNERS

Hitoshi Kaise
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Hitoshi is a partner in the Tokyo office and a global core member of the "Automotive & Manufacturing" practice. He has nearly 20 years of experience in strategy consulting with a focus on the…

Shinichi Akayama
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Shinichi is a Partner at Arthur D. Little, based in Tokyo and heads our TIME (Telecom, Information-Technology, Media, Electronics) Practice in our Japan office. He is also a core member of our Global…

Naoya Furuta
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Naoya is a Partner based in the Tokyo/Japan office, and a member of the “Operations Management” Practice. His main areas of expertise are in company-wide strategic planning, corporate management,…

Ryo Hanamura
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Ryo is a Partner in the Japan Office of Arthur D. Little. He has 8 years of management consulting experience, serving clients in the healthcare, life science, and food & beverage industries. He…

Maki Kurosawa
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Maki is a Partner at Arthur D. Little’s Tokyo office, where she heads the “Healthcare & Life Sciences” and “Consumer Goods & Retail”  Practices of Arthur D. Little Japan. Her expertise ranges…

Shota Mitsuya
Tokyo, Japan
Partner

Shota is a Partner at Arthur D. Little’s Tokyo office. He supports manufacturing companies on growth strategy, including new-business creation, business-model innovation and technology innovation. In…

Kensuke Sobue
Tokyo, 日本 東南アジア
Partner

Kensuke is a partner at Tokyo office and a core member of the global S&O practice.  He is also the co-leader of Arthur D. Little Asia., the Southeast Asia and Oceania operation of Arthur D.…

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Shigeki Sakayori
Tokyo, Japan
Associate Director

Shigeki is an associate director at the Tokyo office and a core member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice in Japan. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the total operations area…

PRINCIPALS

Masayuki Aou
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Masayuki is a member of the AMG practice and is based in the Tokyo office. He has extensive experience in projects involving corporate strategy, business growth strategy, R&D strategy, profit…

Toshihiro Ariki
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

His main working fields are automobiles, auto parts, industrial machinery, robotics, with supporting, research and development strategies, new business planning and execution, business strategy…

Kenichi Hamada
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kenichi is a Principal based in ADL’s Tokyo office. He has over 10 years of experience consulting for manufacturing R&D departments and the automobile industry. Previously he was an engineer of…

Yu Hamada
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Yu has extensive experience in formulating growth strategies and supporting clients build and  implement new businesses in various industries such as automotive, manufacturing, mobility, real estate…

Kazuma Hamazaki
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kazuma is a core member of the Healthcare/FMCG practice in the Tokyo office. Major clients include major consumer goods companies such as food, beverages, and cosmetics, as well as trading companies…

Atsuro Inoue
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Atsuro is a Principal at Arthur D. Little, based in Tokyo. He focuses on the “Innovation & Growth” area in strategy formulation to support clients’ top-line enhancement. His consulting experience…

Takeshi Kawamoto
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

He produces client-viewpoint consultation based on various automotive industries’ experiences (7 years as Chassis Engineer at Toyota, 5 years as IT Consultant at ABeam, 3 years as Strategy and…

Naoki Matsuo
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Naoki joined Arthur D. Little in 2018 after spending over 10 years with the other consulting firms. Naoki has delivered and successfully led the OM projects in multiple industries (TIME, ENUT,…

Kazuhiro Minamitsu
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kazuhiro provides support for the formulation of company-wide and business strategies and the creation of new businesses in the areas of manufacturing, construction, housing, logistics, and mobility…

Masashi Okada
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Masashi joined the Toyko office and AMG practice in 2020. He has consistently engaged in consulting work mainly in the Automotive industry, with OEM, Suppliers, Industry groups, Government agencies,…

Iori Ono
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Iori is a core member of the HCLS (Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice) in the Tokyo office and supports strategic planning and business development, mainly in the digital health and Med-tech area…

Hiroki Tachikawa
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Hiroki is a Principal in the Tokyo office and a core member of the Automotive & Manufacturing team. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior manager at a major Japanese automotive OEM, where he…

Yasunobu Takagi
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Yasu is a principal at the Tokyo office and a core member of HCLS practice in Japan. He has more than 15 years of business and technology experience in operations and deals advisory in Japan and the…

Kunitaka Takeuchi
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Kunitaka is a principal in the Tokyo office and a core member of the Automotive & Manufacturing practice. Before joining ADL, he was working at a consulting company of Big 4 accounting firms.…

Daisuke Tateno
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

In his 5+ years of strategy and operational consulting across Japan, Daisuke has developed strong in-depth expertise in Manufacturing and Energy trends, business models. He has led large assignments…

Akinori Uno
Tokyo, Japan
Principal

Akinori is a key member of the Operation Strategy & Transformation practice in the ADL Tokyo office.  His work includes business strategy, M&A advisory, operations model transformation,…