Beachhead Advisor, Japan
Kazuaki is an experienced corporate advisor who can help New Zealand companies navigate the ICT sector in Japan.
He has had close ties to our country from 2009 when he worked for Allied Telesis, a manufacturer of LAN-related equipment
(switches, hubs, routers), and was managing their R&D centre located in Christchurch.
Kazuaki can draw on more than 40 years in the sector to advise companies on areas including business development, go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing, and start-ups in Japan.
His broad expertise includes managing IT systems business and leading sales and engineering groups.
Kazuaki worked for the leading Japanese manufacturer of electrical machinery, Hitachi, for nearly 30 years, including in senior roles for a new venture.
His experience growing businesses both in Japan for NetApp, and the Asia Pacific region for Allied Telesis, gives him in-depth knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for New Zealand companies doing business in the region.
Although formally retired from executive roles, Kazuaki is now a corporate advisor supporting new business development of IoT/AI and transportation.