Mitsunobu Higashi is a member of the firm’s Financial Services, Technology and Corporate Officers sectors. He works with leading organizations throughout the world and is based in Tokyo.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mitsunobu was most recently with Sega as Senior Executive Officer. There, he led the President's Office and the Corporate Division which included Corporate Planning, Finance, Accounting, HR, Legal, PR and IT departments. He also grew the firm's financial strength through corporate restructuring and developing relationships with commercial banks. Prior to Sega, Mitsunobu was a Managing Director with Kreab Gavin Anderson. Here, he led advisory services in corporate communications to a variety of clients regarding M&A, corporate crisis (accidents, violation of law and lawsuits) and corporate restructuring. Mitsunobu began his career as an Investor Relations Manager with the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
Mitsunobu received an LLB from Kyoto University and an LLM from the NYU School of Law. He is fluent in English and native to Japanese.
Financial Services, Global Banking and Markets, Insurance, Software, Technology, Human Resources Officers, Financial Officers, Executive Search, Assessment