She is experienced in various areas, including stakeholder audits, issue analysis, complex positioning mandates and cross-border M&A transactions.
Minako has been a Consultant at the Kekst CNC Tokyo office since 2010. She primarily focuses on corporate and financial communications for multinational companies including stakeholder audits, issue analysis, complex positioning mandates and cross-border M&A transactions.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC, she worked for the US-based PR firm Fleishman-Hillard in Tokyo and was dedicated to communication services for the healthcare industry. During her time, she gained experience in various aspects of corporate communications, including corporate social responsibility.
Minako holds a BA in English Literature from Aoyama Gakuin University. Having spent over 7 years in the United States, she is bilingual (Japanese and English) and bicultural.
Q&A with Minako
Describe yourself in three words.
Positive, empathetic, adaptable
How has the firm changed since you first joined?
In the past 8 years since I joined, the firm has evolved and truly grown, expanded, and matured in terms of size, diversity, reach and enduring quality.
Who or what has been the biggest influence on your career?
Being exposed to diverse cultures from a young age and being a minority. This opened my eyes to realize that there are various forms of different “cultures” – national, regional, industry and corporate wise, etc. – and cultivated the desire to bridge cultural differences and achieve common ground by understanding and solving relevant issues together.
What do you like most about CNC?
Our team – both local and global.
Why did you choose CNC?
Again our team. Talented, skilled problem solvers with a great attitude, constantly turning challenges into opportunities.