During her time at Kekst CNC, she has worked with some of the world’s largest companies across a diverse range of industries.
Mariko has advised clients across a range of sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals, FMCG and financial services. Her focus is primarily on corporate communications and employer branding.
Before joining Kekst CNC, Mariko spent a year at Capital MSL. Prior to this, she worked for B2B public relations agency Aspectus PR, where she was responsible for managing media relations on several accounts across the technology, energy and financial services practices.
In 2016, Mariko worked for Kekst CNC in Tokyo.
Mariko has a BA (Hons) degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Bristol (UK).
Q&A with Mariko
Take the most interesting project you have worked on recently: Why was it interesting?
I have recently worked on a number of projects involving Employer Value Proposition development. This work is fascinating as it allows you to really understand a business through the eyes of its employees. I have enjoyed speaking to people within these businesses to find out what they value most from their employer, and it’s rewarding to know that your work will ultimately help companies to better connect with their people.
What are you passionate about?
Diversity and inclusion – making sure people have equal access to the same opportunities, and that everyone’s voice is heard no matter who they are or where they come from.
Why did you choose Kekst CNC?
I wanted to work for an international company where I would have the chance to work with colleagues from across the world. Kekst CNC also has a great roster of clients, which includes some of the world’s most well-known companies. I’ve learned a lot from working with so many different businesses across diverse industries.
How long have you worked at Kekst CNC and how has the company evolved in your time here?
Five years. In that time, we’ve had three mergers, and doubled our headcount in the London office. We’ve certainly become more international and have broadened our service offering to clients, including enhanced crisis communications and digital capabilities.
What is the most exciting city you’ve ever been to?
Tokyo. It’s such a huge city with endless things to see and do – not to mention some of the best food in the world. I don’t think it’s a place you could ever get bored of. If you did, the sea and the mountains are only an hour away.