Minoru is a Partner at Roland Berger's Tokyo office and leads Japan's Consumer Goods & Retail practice. He delivers global strategies, brand strategies, sustainability strategies, and digitalization promotion to his clients in various lifestyle businesses such as apparel, cosmetics, luxury, retail, food and beverage, IT, and human resources services.
Minoru's successful performance guiding consumer goods industry leaders in their investments and turnarounds backed by private equity funds is among the best in the industry. His style and approach have also strengthened ties with startups that drive industry innovation.
As the author of "The Future of Apparel 2030: The Day Japanese Companies Will Be Halved" (published by Toyo Keizai) and co-author of "2030 Business Map: How to Survive and Thrive in the Future" (PHP Institute), he actively promotes the growth and innovation of the entire industry by reflecting five areas: corporate, government, PE funds, startups, and media activities. He is also a frequent contributor and speaker on consumer, B2C, and sustainability-related topics.
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.