Koji Uchida

Partner

Leader, Chemicals Practice, Japan

Education

Cornell University
Master of Business Administration
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management Science
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management Science

Past Experience

Diversified chemicals and performance materials company
Senior Corporate Staff
Global strategy consulting firm
Chemicals and Energy/leader in Japan

Koji is a Partner at the Tokyo office.  He is a core member of Global Chemicals Practice and heads the chemicals team in the Tokyo office.

Koji has served the chemicals and industrial materials sectors for more than 30 years boh in the industry and consulting sector. 

Koji’s main consulting focus is technology-driven business development for chemicals and performance materials, utilizing effective frameworks to cultivate growth potentials balancing differentiation in technology and adaptability to market dynamics. He is also actively working on transaction support and transformation with his expertise in corporate finance.  Recently he has had an increasing focus on sustainability to accommodate growing interest from the chemicals industry. 

Koji has been extending collaboration with experts in application industry experts such as automotive, health care, and electronics to cover a wide range of products of his clients.

Before joining ADL, Koji led the chemicals and energy team at a global strategy consulting firm after he worked as senior corporate staff at a diversified chemicals/performance materials company, where he was extensively involved in growth strategy development and implementation and also in M&As and strategic alliances as a core member.

Recent Publications

Converging on the Future
Convergence seems to be everywhere in the business world these days. It covers a wide range of factors which can come together to change the status quo in an industry or value chain. Think of food and healthcare in functional foods, or telecoms and energy in smart grids. Digital technology has been a huge enabler of convergence.
Breaking the mold – Using the power of convergence to accelerate growth
Despite an impressive record of value creation and its central importance to meeting mankind’s future “mega-needs”, the chemicals industry is undervalued by investors, which holds back its strategic freedom to grow. Focusing on four key trends to power transformation, this article looks at how this challenge can be overcome by embracing convergence, through lessons that can also be applied to other high- capital-investment, asset-heavy industries.
Sense of Purpose
From time to time concepts that, at first sight, seem quite old fashioned suddenly get a new lease of life. For example, open innovation has been around for decades, but it’s come to the fore again in recent years in the context of converging industries, start-up collaborations and the rise of the innovation ecosystem.

Koji is a Partner at the Tokyo office.  He is a core member of Global Chemicals Practice and heads the chemicals team in the Tokyo office.

Koji has served the chemicals and industrial materials sectors for more than 30 years boh in the industry and consulting sector. 

Koji’s main consulting focus is technology-driven business development for chemicals and performance materials, utilizing effective frameworks to cultivate growth potentials balancing differentiation in technology and adaptability to market dynamics. He is also actively working on transaction support and transformation with his expertise in corporate finance.  Recently he has had an increasing focus on sustainability to accommodate growing interest from the chemicals industry. 

Koji has been extending collaboration with experts in application industry experts such as automotive, health care, and electronics to cover a wide range of products of his clients.

Before joining ADL, Koji led the chemicals and energy team at a global strategy consulting firm after he worked as senior corporate staff at a diversified chemicals/performance materials company, where he was extensively involved in growth strategy development and implementation and also in M&As and strategic alliances as a core member.

Recent Publications

Converging on the Future
Convergence seems to be everywhere in the business world these days. It covers a wide range of factors which can come together to change the status quo in an industry or value chain. Think of food and healthcare in functional foods, or telecoms and energy in smart grids. Digital technology has been a huge enabler of convergence.
Breaking the mold – Using the power of convergence to accelerate growth
Despite an impressive record of value creation and its central importance to meeting mankind’s future “mega-needs”, the chemicals industry is undervalued by investors, which holds back its strategic freedom to grow. Focusing on four key trends to power transformation, this article looks at how this challenge can be overcome by embracing convergence, through lessons that can also be applied to other high- capital-investment, asset-heavy industries.
Sense of Purpose
From time to time concepts that, at first sight, seem quite old fashioned suddenly get a new lease of life. For example, open innovation has been around for decades, but it’s come to the fore again in recent years in the context of converging industries, start-up collaborations and the rise of the innovation ecosystem.

More About Koji
  • Cornell University
    Master of Business Administration
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management Science
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management Science
  • Diversified chemicals and performance materials company
    Senior Corporate Staff
  • Global strategy consulting firm
    Chemicals and Energy/leader in Japan