Shimamoto Partners - Tokyo

bio yuhiko yasunaga

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Yuhiko Yasunaga became a Principal in Penrhyn International in 2004 when he joined Shimamoto Partners, Penrhyn International’s member in Japan. Yuhiko’s practice includes both Japanese and international clients. Much of his search activity reflects his 21 year career in the financial services sector.

Yuhiko’s career with Sanwa Bank started in 1979, and he rose to become General Manager of the Sakaemachi Branch. During his time with Sanwa Yuhiko was seconded for a period to a senior position with East Japan Railway Company. After leaving Sanwa he had a short period as CFO of MOBIT, before joining Russell Reynold Associates as Executive Director. He moved to Shimamoto Partners as a Partner in 2004.

Yuhiko is a graduate of Keio University and also has a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. He speaks fluent English. He has been a board director of a media service company, and is currently non-executive auditor of Tokyo Shoji Company Limited.

Representative assignments:
Managing Director, Sales; a major US Consumer Finance Company
Chief Operating Officer; Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan
Executive Vice President; Finance Subsidiary of leading Automobile Company
Chief Executive Officer; Portfolio Company of Private Equity Fund
Chief Financial Officer; Portfolio Company of Private Equity Fund
Chief Operating Officer; Asian Holding Company of Japanese Logistics Company

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Shimamoto Partners offers Executive Search Consulting Service to provide a total solution for management personnel issues by searching for the best suitable leadership necessary for continuous growth of our client organizations. Aside from corporate executive searches, we also conduct search assignments targeting the leaders of next generation (general manager/manager class), and non-executive board members and auditors who play important roles in corporate governance of organizations.

Our clients vary from global conglomerates to large/medium sized Japanese companies, major law firms, consulting companies, and companies funded by private equity funds. 

Our coverage is broad in range from general business in manufacturing and services to specialty areas such as finance and IT as well as professional services including law firms and managements consultants.

1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011 
+81 (3) 5157 8020