Mitsunobu Higashi

Mitsu partners with boards and executive teams of client companies to increase their corporate value, leveraging his wide and deep expertise in leadership and corporate governance.

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Mitsunobu (Mitsu) Higashi provides a wide range of advisory services to enhance leadership and corporate governance of client companies, including CEO succession, executive assessment, leadership development, board effectiveness appraisals and non-executive director search.

Before joining Russell Reynolds, Mitsu was a Partner at Board Advisors Japan, a boutique advisory firm focusing on leadership and corporate governance. Preceding this, he spent six years at Russell Reynolds as an Executive Director to provide executive search and various advisory services for clients across industries. Before that, Mitsu was Senior Executive Officer at Sega and responsible for finance, strategy, HR, IT, legal and other areas. Prior to Sega, he engaged in a Managing Director role at Gavin Anderson (currently Kreab). He began his career as a banker at Sanwa Bank (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Bank).

Mitsu received a Bachelor of Laws at Kyoto University and a Master of Law (LLM.) at New York University. Mitsu was admitted to the New York Bar.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Board and CEO Advisory Board Effectiveness CEO Succession Development and Transition Financial Services

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