Ai SaitoSenior Consultant
Ai has engaged in mandates of cross-border M&A transactions, precedents audits, corporate positioning, and crisis management.
Ai joined Kekst CNC Tokyo in April 2018. Prior to joining Kekst CNC, she spent more than 10 years working in public relations and marketing communications for multinational companies in diverse industries including IT, food, cosmetics both in-house as well as an external consultant.
Among others, Ai worked at Amazon, P&G as well as for Buzzfeed.
She has a BA in English and American Literature from Aoyama Gakuin University and is fluent in English and Japanese.
Q&A with Ai
Describe yourself in three words.
Sympathetic, adaptable, responsible
What do you like most about Kekst CNC?
Working with highly skilled and experienced colleagues from all around the globe on challenging mandates that could profoundly affect the future of our clients.
What careers advice would you give to your younger self?
Choose your work regardless of what people will think about it, and don’t worry about your future too much because life never sticks to a plan.
How long have you worked at Kekst CNC and how has the company evolved in your time here?
I’m relatively new to the firm. I feel very lucky to have joined a few months prior to the historical moment of the CNC and Kekst combination.
What digital platforms do you actively use?
I use twitter most frequently. This is where I get various information, including business news, new Starbucks Frappuccino flavors and my favorite boys bands’ upcoming concert schedules. My twitter timeline is a jungle!