Kentaro Aramaki leads Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice in Tokyo and is also active in the firm’s Japanese Health Practice. He is a trusted advisor to global and local health-care companies on executive search, management appraisals, and CEO succession, working closely with them to develop top management teams.
Clients give me energy and joy. When their trust is deep enough to also ask my advice on personal issues, it increases my desire to contribute even more.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Kentaro was Chief Operations Officer at Materials & Energy Research Institute. Prior to that he served both as COO and as a board member with Crayfish Co., Ltd., a NASDAQ and TSE-listed company. Earlier in his career, Kentaro was an Associate Principal for McKinsey & Company based in Japan, South Korea, the U.S., and the Netherlands, working with governments and multinational companies on a range of senior management issues including corporate strategy development, M&A, and organizational design.
Kentaro earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo. He is currently a visiting Associate Professor at the graduate school of Globis University, teaching courses on logical and strategic thinking.