Mr. TAKATSU Naoshi

Managing Partner, North East Asia, IMD (International Institute for Management Development)

Naoshi Takatsu has a BA from Waseda University, an MBA from INSEAD, and studied design at the Kuwasawa Design Institute in Tokyo. Throughout his career, he has advised various Japanese companies regarding globalization: in investment banking (at the Industrial Bank of Japan), in strategy (at BCG), and in HR/HRD/OD areas (at Recruit Holdings). He now consolidates these experiences and supports the Japanese business community through his affiliation with IMD, a Lausanne-based top-ranked business school. He has initiated and managed IMD’s collaboration with various Japanese companies, both in customized and open-enrolment executive-education programs, making IMD a top player in the market. He has shared his knowledge in the areas of global leadership, corporate learning, female leadership, digital business transformation, and corporate governance by means of lectures and publications, and has engaged in dialogues with Japanese leaders in the relevant fields. Next to the region of Japan, he also covers Korea and Taiwan.