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Akihiro Mishima

Senior Client Partner
Akihiro Mishima is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry's Tokyo office. He leads a Japan Key Account business in Japan.

At the prior search firm, he has provided hands-on support to client companies for both multinational Western companies and Japanese companies, particularly in Consumer Goods and Healthcare industries, not only in search but also in executive assessment and other talent management-related consulting capacities. He also led cross-industry HR Practice and has built extensive network with HR executives across industries. He has also managed several Japan key accounts on a global basis and supported their global business expansion from organization and leadership perspectives.

Prior to working in executive search, Mr. Mishima was the director of marketing, North Asia, at Herbalife in Japan. He began his career at Suntory Ltd., where he held various leadership roles in marketing, finance, corporate planning and M&A functions. He spent over 14 years overseas as senior management for Suntory's major subsidiary companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia, including serving as vice president, regional marketing at Cerebos Pacific Ltd. in Singapore.

Mr. Mishima holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, IL, U.S.A. He received a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Tokyo, Japan.