Kenichi Iwata Egon Zehnder, Tokyo
Kenichi Iwata, based in Tokyo, advises life science, healthcare, technology and communications, and private equity clients on Japanese talent strategy. In addition to executive search, Kenichi leads board search, conducts management appraisals, and consults in leadership development. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health, Private Equity, Board Consulting, and Executive Assessment and Development Practices.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Kenichi was director for Advantage Partners LLP, one of the largest private equity firms in Japan, where he was responsible for deal sourcing. Previously, he was a Principal with Boston Consulting Group, where he worked mainly with clients in technology and communications, healthcare, and general trading. Previously, Kenichi was with ITOCHU Corporation, one of the largest Japanese general trading companies, where he focused on precious metals and jewelry.
Kenichi earned a BS in Engineering from University of Tokyo and an MBA from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, in the US.