Sumio Saito
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Sumio Saito

Senior Client Partner

Sumio Saito is a Senior Client Partner based in Korn Ferry’s Tokyo office, where he is a member of the Firm’s Global Consumer Markets and Japan Key Account business.

Mr. Saito has more than 15 years of broad executive search experience for the positions such as CEO, CFO, CHO, CMO and CIO at multi nationals companies. He also has extensive Leadership Assessment experience for senior executives at Japanese companies.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Saito was the Country Manager of one of leading global executive search firms and headed the consumer practice for Japan. He also has executive search experience at another global search firm.

Prior to executive search, Mr. Saito held various senior manager roles at PepsiCo Japan including marketing, sales planning, sales and franchise planning. He started his career as Design Engineer at Nissan Motor Company and then strategic management consultant at Yahagi Consultant.

Mr. Saito holds a master of international management from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He also received a master of engineering and bachelor of engineering from Waseda University.

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