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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Masahiro Kishida


January 13, 2021

Russell Reynolds Associates​, a leading global leadership advisory and search firm, today announced that Masahiro Kishida​ has joined the firm, leading the Tokyo office, and is a core member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners and Private Equity Practice. Kishida joins Russell Reynolds Associates with more than 20 years of management consulting experience. He is a trusted advisor to both Japanese and multinational clients, partnering with C-suite executives and boards to deliver solutions to complex challenges faced by leadership teams.

Peter L. O’Brien, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Asia Pacific Region, said, “We are delighted to welcome Masahiro to our leadership team. He comes to us with an impressive background in consulting and strategy. His experience advising C-suite executives and board members will be a great asset to our team as we help our clients identify and develop talent to execute growth strategies.”

Kishida joins Russell Reynolds Associates from Kearney, a leading global management consultancy, where he l​​ed the Japan business and was a member of the firm’s board of directors. During his tenure, he advised influential Japanese companies on corporate strategy, business strategy, leadership development, M&A and transformation, and he supported private equity clients on M&A and the upvalue of their portfolio companies. Prior to joining Kearney, he was a partner at Booz & Company/Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s Japan business and served as a member of its professional standards committee, and was as well a partner at Roland Berger. He started his career at Parco, a shopping mall developer, leading marketing activities in Japan and town revitalization projects in Southeast Asia before working at The Japan Research Institute as a Business Consultant.

Kishida holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he earned the title of Stern Scholar.

About Russell Reynolds Associates​
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. Our 470+ consultants in 46 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 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.

Joann Chin
Russell Reynold​s Associates 
+65 6496 0614 

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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Masahiro Kishida