Ryoko Komatsuzaki

Ryoko is a trusted leadership talent advisor for Consumer and Healthcare businesses in Japan and focuses on the leadership solutions that will ensure client success today and in the future.

Ryoko Komatsuzaki advises clients on leadership recruitment at both a national and an international scale. Based in Tokyo, Ryoko co-leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice in Asia Pacific for Russell Reynolds Associates. She regularly works with clients in the firm’s Consumer and Healthcare Sector, lending her vast experience to companies in the transformational stage. Ryoko has held several executive search positions throughout her career, primarily helping international companies grow their business in Japan. She previously held a leadership role with a global search firm, where she managed its consumer retail practice in Asia. Earlier in her career, Ryoko served as an advertising executive for both Dentsu and Saatchi & Saatchi Bates Yomiko. She was also managing director of Let’s Go Australia.

Ichi-go ichi-e (Japanese: 一期一会) “What we are experiencing right now will never happen again. We must value each moment like a beautiful treasure. Everyone is my teacher. Every meeting has a meaning.”

Ryoko earned her MBA in international business from the University of Southern California and her BA in linguistics from International Christian University.
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