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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Ryosuke Takai


December 14, 2020

​​​​Russell Reynolds Associates​, a leading global leadership advisory and search firm, today announced that Ryosuke Takai​ has joined the firm as a member of the firm’s Global Technology Practice. Based in Tokyo, Takai works closely with C-suite-level executives to recruit and develop best-in-class leadership teams.

“We are incredibly excited to have Ryosuke join our Japan team to further strengthen our capabilities for our technology clients,” said Peter L. O’Brien, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Asia Pacific Region. “Ryosuke’s perspective and expertise in the technology space will be valuable to our clients as he partners with them to develop their talent strategy to drive business growth during these uncertain times.”

Takai came to Russell Reynolds Associates from IBM Japan, where he led and managed a variety of digital transformation and cloud application deployment projects for telecom-media, consumer products, retail and public sector clients in their business services and business development divisions. Earlier, he was with DHL Japan, leading sales organization reform and enhancement as well as logistics solutions and product launches. Prior to that, Takai was a consultant at Arthur D. Little, and he began his career with Marubeni Corporation.

Takai received both his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees in engineering from Tokyo University. He speaks Japanese and English.

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 Ryosuke Takai