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Kenichi Iwata

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Kenichi Iwata, based in Tokyo, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health, Private Equity, and Board Consulting practices. He is a trusted advisor on Japanese talent strategy to private equity, health care, and technology and communications clients. In addition to executive search, Kenichi performs management appraisals and consults on corporate governance and leadership development.

Helping clients transform themselves and evolve to a much more competitive level gives me great satisfaction. And knowing that I am developing myself as well makes it exciting for me to get up early every morning.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Kenichi was a Director responsible for deal sourcing at Advantage Partners LLP, one of the largest private equity firms in Japan. That was preceded by the role of Principal with Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with clients in technology and communications, health care and general trading. Kenichi began his career at ITOCHU Corporation, one of Japan’s largest general trading houses, focusing on precious metals and jewelry and the commodity fund business.

Kenichi earned a BS in engineering from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, he is passionate about traveling internationally, reading, watching movies, and visiting art museums all over the world. He and his wife have one daughter.

日本におけるサービスプラクティスグループ及びプライベートエクイティプラクティスのリーダー。サービス、プライベートエクイティ、ヘルスケア、ボードコンサルティング領域を中心に活動。特に、サービス、ヘルスケア、テクノロジー業界において多数の日本企業のトップマネジメントレベルの経営人材戦略を支援。エグゼクティブサーチに加え、これまで経営人材評価・育成も多数手掛け、日本企業に対する企業統治・取締役会評価支援でも多くの実績を持っている。

クライアントの自己変革をお手伝いし、クライアントがより競争力がある高みに進化させることに大きな喜びを感じます。同時に、自身もクライアント共に成長することを実感できることがこの仕事のカタルシスであり、醍醐味です。

エゴンゼンダー入社前は、プライベートエクイティのアドバンテッジパートナーズで案件開拓責任者を務めた。それ以前は、ボストンコンサルティンググループにて、プリンシパルとして通信、産業財、ライフサイエンス、商社などの業界を対象にターンアラウンド、PMI、事業ポートフォリオ戦略などのコンサルティングに従事。学卒後は、伊藤忠商事に入社、貴金属ディーリング、貴金属地金営業、商品ファンドの組成・販売に従事した経験を持つ。

東京大学 工学部を卒業、ミシガン大学経営大学院にてMBA(経営学修士)を取得。

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