Yuko Yasuda leads the firm’s Board and CEO practice in Japan. She is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector as well as its Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers Sector, and was formerly Country Manager, Japan. She possesses extensive search, succession management, and assessment experience and focuses on a range of senior assignments including CEO and other C-level positions. Yuko conducts board searches and advises Japanese multinationals on board effectiveness. She is based in Tokyo.
Recent Client Experience
Yuko’s recent technology assignments include CEO and country manager roles for leading multinational technology businesses as well as small and mid-sized venture companies. She has a wide range of experience placing established executives at public companies in order to help turn around businesses. Outside of the technology industry, Yuko works closely with multinational Japanese companies in various industries to assist their global operations. Yuko has actively searched for board members for leading Japanese companies and provided advisory services in board effectiveness and CEO succession.
Prior to joining the firm in 1993, Yuko spent several years at Booz Allen Hamilton. Earlier in her career, she engaged as a systems engineer at IBM Japan.
Additional Professional Activities
Yuko is a member of The Board of Trustees of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai).
Yuko received a B.A. in International Relations from Hitotsubashi University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is fluent in English and native to Japanese.
Software, Technology, Hardware and Electronics, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Group