Yasuhiko IZUMIMOTOJapan & Southeast Asia
Yasuhiko is a consultant in strategy and transformation, a coach and a trainer. He has worked with senior executives of international corporations in different sectors of the economy for 20 years (automotive, chemicals, electronics, food, health, logistics, telecommunications …). He leads numerous projects in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Yasuhiko is passionate about issues related to bi-national companies, especially in Franco-Japanese post M&A integration operations. With his extensive experience he guides these organisations in order to protect their investments, by reducing management and cultural risks (both national and company cultures) and different ways of working.
After working for more than seven years in corporate strategy and having participated in the strategic alliance between Ford and Mazda Motor, he joined PwC in 1995 in its Tokyo offices as a Principal Consultant, where he undertook numerous missions in strategy, marketing and organisation. In 2003, he joined a head-hunting and HR consulting firm, Heidrick & Struggles, where he led their industry practice in Tokyo. He returned to strategy consulting in 2004 in JMAC Japan. In 2007 he was appointed president of JMAC France, where he was in charge of the Parisian office for 4 years. At that time, he prefaced the book written by a few consultants from JMAC – Paris: “Pratique du lean: Réduire les pertes en conception, production et industrialisation,” Dunod 2010.
In 2012, he founded l’Institut d’Economie et de Stratégie Franco-Japonais, in Paris and in 2014 in Tokyo in order to help international corporations in the collective development and execution of their strategy through a trans-cultural approach. Yasuhiko is particularly concerned to build bridges between management and “Genba” (“field”) as an enabler to transform the organisations. For this purpose, he uses among other methodologies – collective intelligence to exploit the “left brain” (rational) and “right brain” (creative and visionary) of the organisations – to bring the projects in which he is involved to a successful conclusion. He is also Partner of M&C Consulting Inc., a consulting firm based in Tokyo (http://www.mandcc.jp).