Korn Ferry
Kentaro Nakaoka

Kentaro Nakaoka

Director of Client Solutions

Tokyo

Kentaro Nakaoka is a Director of Client Solutions for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, based in the Firm’s Tokyo office.

Mr. Nakaoka serves as a trusted partner, advising clients on aligning talent strategy with business strategy. He has built deep expertise and various experiences in the fields of succession management and global leadership development for both Japanese and multi-national companies.

Mr. Nakaoka shows strong commitment in fostering relationships with clients through understanding their culture and exploring their needs. He then develops solutions that deliver impact, using a broad range of approaches and consultation, including assessment solutions, development services, and executive coaching.

Results achieved: a global communication company wanted to change their business model and decided to assess and develop leaders to align to their new business strategy. Mr. Nakaoka participated in the project from the planning phase and supported defining the requirements for the leaders and designing a program to assess and develop leaders. He successfully led the program, garnering the trust of the client and participants.

A Japanese consumer goods company wanted to develop leaders who could increase overseas sales. Mr. Nakaoka worked on the design of a program, and project-managed assessment and development processes. As a result of this program, the client has developed global leaders and increased their global market share.

Mr. Nakaoka earned a master’s degree in business psychology from University of Westminster in the UK. He is fluent in Japanese and English.

 

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