Junzo Sano

  • Beachhead Advisor, Japan

Junzo brings 40 years of experience in sales and marketing and business consulting for global corporations to the Beachheads advisor team.

Based in Japan, he knows what it takes to succeed in the region and can advise New Zealand companies on a range of areas from business strategy and culture, to sales and marketing and the start-up environment in Japan.

As one of our longstanding Beachheads advisors, Junzo has a passion for mentoring entrepreneurs.

He can draw on decades working for Sony to help companies navigate the electronics and entertainment industries in Japan.

Junzo spent much of his career working for Sony Corporation, including 15 years working in Europe where he helped to raise the profile of the company’s brand.
He was also representative director and president at Sony Broadcasting Media Corporation, as well as Head of Broadcasting Media Promotion Division at Sony Corporation. 

After Sony, he spent several years at Oki Data Corporation as a board member and executive assistant to the president. 

His knowledge of corporate governance and business leadership makes him a sought-after consultant and advisor.

Advisory areas

Business development, business strategy, change management and culture, sales and marketing, setting up subsidiaries in Japan, start-up environment in Japan, mentoring young entrepreneur, strategic planning and supply chain and procurement optimisation.

Sector experience

Electronics, Entertainment.


Junzo has specific experience working in Japan.