Jiro Saruwatari Egon Zehnder, Tokyo
Jiro Saruwatari, based in Tokyo, leads Egon Zehnder’s Automotive segment in Asia and is a trusted advisor to a range of industrial and consumer clients. In addition to executive search, Jiro provides board consulting, management appraisals, and leadership development consulting. He is active across the firm’s Industrial, Consumer, Board Consulting, and Executive Assessment and Development Practices.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jiro was with Bridgestone Corporation for 17 years in a variety of roles, most recently serving as Manager, Global Original Equipment Business Planning Department. Earlier, he was an Account Manager based in Detroit, where he called on Japanese OEMs. Upon returning to Bridgestone headquarters in 1995, Jiro worked in the OE Sales Planning Department and led the establishment of Bridgestone’s Global Key Account Management structure.
Jiro earned a BA in Law from Keio University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.