He has engaged in mandates of cross-border shareholder activism and M&A transactions.
With more than 10 years of working experience in corporate communications, Yuta joined Kekst CNC as a Consultant in Tokyo in December 2018.
Prior to joining Kekst CNC, he worked for one of Japan’s leading automotive tier 1 suppliers including serving 2 years at the company’s North America headquarters. He has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate communications working in-house in areas stretching from media relations to internal, financial and crisis communications as well as marketing communications with a focus on event sponsorships.
Yuta graduated from Hokkaido University with a master’s degree in International Media and Communication after having obtained a BA in Economics from Kagawa University.
Q&A with Yuta
Describe yourself in three words.
Positive, responsible, easy-going.
What do you like most about Kekst CNC?
The global network with experienced advisers who have very diverse backgrounds.
Take the most interesting project you have worked on recently: Why was it interesting?
Right after I joined Kekst CNC, I was involved in a major cross-border project with an activist shareholder. It was one of the first examples of that kind in Japan, closely watched by many capital market players.
What is the area of expertise in which you really stand out?
My broad experiences of corporate communication matters requiring a thorough understanding of the Japanese corporate culture.
What careers advice would you give to your younger self?
Imagine what you want to achieve in the future – and then go for it.