As the managing director of the firm’s Tokyo office, I aim to strengthen Plante Moran’s presence in Japan. I see myself as a liaison between the firm and our Japanese clients who have operations in North America. I’m focused on growth through building and deepening relationships with clients and prospects, increasing the scope of our service offerings, and blending expert client service with holistic project coordination. Our Japanese clients can trust that I’m on the ground for them every step of the way.
My clients appreciate my insights into identifying the root cause of their management issues and proposing the right solutions from their perspectives. They’re pleased that I understand that global companies have complex issues brought on by culture gaps and miscommunication in cross-border organizational structure. Because of my broad experience in handling these cases and history of working with different people in different countries, cultures, and languages, I have the expertise and knowledge to support these valued clients with tailored solutions.
With more than 30 years of professional experience, I recently worked for KPMG AZSA Japan. During that time, I spent eight years outside of Japan, including stays in New York and London, and was the leader of the global Japanese practice.
I recently spoke at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto on the topic of risk management for enterprises, and I’ve facilitated Japanese and English training courses on internal controls for preventing fraud. I received my B.A. in economics and my M.B.A. in accounting from Osaka University.
Outside of work, I’m interested in golf and classical music. I enjoy playing the trumpet in an orchestra.