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Koutaro Ishii

Koutaro Ishii

Executive Partner of Corporate Directions, Inc.
B.A in Economics, University of Tokyo

Along with his expertise in formulating management policy directions and skill in creating a strategic vision throughout the mid- and long-term, Ishii has wide-ranging experience in the creation and implementation of sales strategies, product and business development, organizational reforms, and human resources development, especially for industries such as Chemical Materials, Consumer Products, Electronics, Energy, Entertainment & Recreation, Finance, Food Manufacturing, Insurance, and Logistics.

Nobuo Takubo

Nobuo Takubo

Partner of Corporate Directions, Inc.
M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
B.E. in Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)

Takubo has extensive experience in industries such as Finance (Bank, Life insurance, consumer finance and other non-bank), Real estate (hotel, resort residences, office building and construction consulting), Buyout fund, Public sector, Manufacturers (electric components, auto components), Consumer products (baby care products and apparel) and System integrator. He has worked for The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (current Shinsei Bank). He has lead various projects in Strategy audit, Business due diligence, Redesign of corporate vision, Advisory of M&A and strategic alliances, Establishment of corporate story for future IPO to support communications between clients and debt/equity holders.

Tetsuya Fukumori

Tetsuya Fukumori

Senior Advisor of Corporate Directions, Inc.
B.A. in Law, University of Tokyo

Fukumori has over 20 years’ consulting experience in Vietnam, especially in market entry strategy and partnership advisory between Japanese and local companies. Fukumori also has experience as an IT startup company’s executive officer, and listed company’s director.

Tatsuhiro Ogawa

Tatsuhiro Ogawa

Director, CDI Asia-Pacific
B.A. in Law, University of Tokyo

Ogawa is an expert in business environment analysis, strategic planning, organization restructuring and M&A support (sourcing, due-diligence, negotiation advisor, and PMI) especially in the Southeastern Asian Region. His extensive experience covers a broad range of industries from Food & beverage to Automotive, Consumer products, and Internet services. He further contributes to the development of the companies in the ASEAN region with his valuable insights and knowledge from his well-grounded experience in the Japanese consulting industry.

Shinichi Nitawaki

Shinichi Nitawaki

Vice President, CDI China
Master in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Nitawaki is a recognized expert in the Chinese market with many years of consulting experience in industries such as pharmaceutical, consumer products and real estate. With his consulting expertise, he helped many companies in building up Chinese market entry strategies, sales network and organizational alignment.

Kunihiro Koreeda

Kunihiro Koreeda

Director, CDI China
Master in Human and Environmental, Kyoto University

Koreeda has expertise in the consumer products industry in China, with management consulting experience including optimizing product positioning, business model transformation, talent optimization and employee engagement. His client experience includes client from cosmetics manufacturing, food and beverages, pharmaceutical and fashion industries.

Decha Koveampairoj

Decha Koveampairoj

Consultant
M.A in Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
B.A. in Information Technology, Osaka University (Japan)

Decha Koveampairoj is an expert in new business planning and implementation, especially in telecommunication and software industries, with more than 10 years’ experience. His extensive knowledge covers a broad range of IT streamline from software, hardware and network. He is based in the Thailand office.

Duc Pham

Duc Pham

Consultant
CFA Charterholder
M.B.A., INSEAD (France)
B.A. in Economics and French, Grinnell College (USA)

Duc has seven years of consulting, corporate strategy and financial analysis experience in the U.S., Japan and Vietnam. His main industries are construction materials, consumer goods, retail, and education. He is a strong believer of data-driven analysis and people as the driver of change. He is based in the Vietnam office.

Wong Ghai Leong

Wong Ghai Leong

Consultant
M.Eng. in Systems Engineering, the University of Electro-Communications (Japan)

Wong has worked in one of the top telecommunications company and global consulting firm before joining CDI. He has expertise in global operation optimization, business process outsourcing and talent optimization especially for telecommunications, construction materials and chemicals industry. He is currently based in the Japan office.

Takayuki Kanaboshi

Takayuki Kanaboshi

Consultant
BSc in Management, Warwick Business School (England)

With his past researches and interactions with various Thai companies, Takayuki is well-versed in the nature of Thai companies and the impact of external forces on Thai businesses.  Takayuki’s background makes him uniquely suited to work with Japanese companies with both the Eastern and Western mindsets.  He has previous experiences working with consumer goods companies. He is based in the Thai office.