Minoru is a Partner at Roland Berger's Tokyo office. As a seasoned professional, he plans and executes global strategies, future visions, brand strategies, D2C, and digitalization promotion for the lifestyle industries such as apparel, cosmetics, luxury, retail, food and beverage, internet services, and human resources services. He now leads the consumer goods & retail practice in Japan.
In addition, he produced "Fukuzukuri 4.0 (Industry 4.0 in the apparel manufacturing industry)" at a ministry of the Government of Japan and received the Gold Award in the "Creative Innovation Category" at ACC TOKYO CREATIVITY AWARDS 2017. He also actively supported the "Consortium for Supporting Young Designers" from a policy point of view.
The track record of supporting investments and turnarounds for consumer goods companies through private equity funds is known as the top-class in the industry. He is an outside director of two clothing production firms and a strategic advisor of a venture capital firm, helping startups drive innovation in the industry.
His recent works include, "The Future of Apparel 2030: The Day Japanese Companies Will Be Halved" (published by Toyo Keizai) and many other contributions and lectures related to consumers, B2C, and sustainability. He actively promotes the growth and innovation of the entire industry by reflecting on five areas - companies, governments, PE funds, startups, and media activities.
Prior to joining Roland Berger, he worked for an information technology provider.
Minoru holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Keio University, Japan and an MBA from IESE Business School in Europe. He has also completed the MBA exchange program from Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University, USA.