Russell Reynolds Associates Welcomes Saeri Sone

Leadership StrategiesConsumerPrivate CapitalBoard and CEO AdvisoryExecutive Search
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November 24, 2023
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Leadership StrategiesConsumerPrivate CapitalBoard and CEO AdvisoryExecutive Search
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Saeri Sone joins Russell Reynolds Associates as Consultant in the firm’s Consumer and Private Capital Practice.


Tokyo, November 24, 2023 —Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global leadership advisory firm, today announced that Saeri Sone has joined the firm as a senior partner in the Consumer Practice. Based in Tokyo, Sone brings a wealth of experience to our Private Capital and Consumer Industry clients.

“With more than 25 years of experience in search and advisory consulting, we are thrilled to have Saeri join the firm,” said Ryoko Komatsuzaki, Managing Director and Japan Country Manager for Russell Reynolds Associates. “She will be an excellent addition to the firm as her hire underscores our focus on delivering world-class leadership advisory and search services as we consult with our clients to assemble the best leadership teams to drive business growth.”

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Sone worked as a Senior Partner at a leading global organizational consulting firm for more than 25 years, engaged in both executive search and advisory consulting for private equity firms and their portfolio companies, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 corporations, and venture-backed start-up organizations in consumer sectors, including retail, packaged goods, consumer healthcare, beauty, food service, travel and hospitality, and consumer technology.

Sone also specializes in the recruitment of Legal (General Counsel/CLO) and Financial (CFO) professionals.

Sone holds a postgraduate degree (Hons) in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

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Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory firm. Our 500+ consultants in 47 offices work with public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, sustainability, and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture, and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues. We exist to improve the way the world is led.