Nobuko Tabata Egon Zehnder, Tokyo
Nobuko Tabata, based in Tokyo, applies her extensive business knowledge and experience to support clients in the fields of consumer retail, succession planning etc. for family businesses, diversity and gender parity management, and executive assessment and development. She also advises management boards.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Nobuko spent several years as a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, during which time she was also seconded to the World Economic Forum to head the Japan Gender Parity Task Force. Prior to that she served as a member of management at a family-owned business. Nobuko has also taught at TAC Co., Ltd., Japan’s leading prep school for CPAs, tax accountants and various other professions, and worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC.
Nobuko does volunteer work for the Kamiyama Scholarship Foundation, where she has overseen the launch of a program for Japanese students to study abroad. Currently she supervises the candidate selection process and organizes annual global workshops for scholars.
Nobuko earned a Bachelor of Economics degree at Keio University and then qualified as a certified public accountant. Later she completed an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Nobuko has also attained the status of a lifelong Scott M. Johnson Fellow in the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP) of the United States-Japan Foundation.