Global JBN Leader's Message

Global JBN Leader Susumu Adachi

Guiding Japanese Companies to Success in International Business

The uncertainty of the business environment for Japanese companies is ever accelerating due to COVID-19 and various geopolitical risks. In addition, due to various paradigm shifts, the need for business model reform is increasing not only in Japan but also in overseas operations.

Once a company advances into the international market, it will face some difficulties and cultural gaps. There are few companies that can proceed with globalization only with their own human resources. We believe that our professional skills, experience and network will benefit you and bring you success in your overseas business.

One of PwC’s advantages is its strong global network with more than 284,000 professionals in over 157 countries. Within the PwC global network, we have formed a “JBN” (Japanese Business Network), a network team covering 80 countries, comprised of very competent professionals providing support to Japanese companies that plan to expand into the international market. We operate with strong and cross-border global collaboration.

Forms of international business vary widely depending on the purpose, region, strategy and specific approach chosen by the client. To ensure that the best option is chosen, you need a solid entry strategy and human resources who know the country or region very well. Moreover, to be successful in the target country, you need not only good knowledge of local laws, regulations and business practices but also personal connections with political, financial and other business persons.

Our overseas business support services are not just services provided to Japanese companies in the Japanese language. We are a service organization that provides complete solutions for various problems that may arise from differences in culture and business practice. We form a mixed team of Japanese and local professionals and work with local chambers of commerce and economic organizations to gather, in a timely manner, the latest information on legislation, regulations and industrial trends. During this whole process, we are working together with our clients.

Our greatest strength is that we have professionals throughout the world who are able to assist in your success by solving problems associated with doing business in your target country. We continue to contribute to the enhancement of international competitiveness of our clients in Japan, with knowledge and experience gathered through the PwC global network.

I hope that you enjoy the benefits of using the PwC global network to lead your international business successfully.

Susumu Adachi

Global Japanese Business Network Leader
Partner

 

Profile

After working for a major financial institution and a global accounting/consulting firm, Adachi became Managing Director of BearingPoint Co., Ltd. in 2006. In 2009, he became a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultants Co., Ltd. and a leader of the Financial Services Division in accordance with the company's participation in the PwC network and the company name change. In 2010, he was elected as the Financial Services Division leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd.

After being transferred to the Financial Services Division of PwC US New York office for two years from 2011, he was assigned as the CEO of PwC Consulting LLC in July 2016.

In July 2020, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of PwC Consulting and Executive Officer of PwC Japan LLC, and assuming a position as financial industry leader across the PwC Japan Group, as well as the global network (JBN) supporting Japanese companies' overseas business development.

JBN Region Leader

EMEA

Kenji Muneyuki
Partner Assurance
Tel:81-80-4945-4769
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Nick Woodford
Partner International Tax
Tel:44-20-7212-2251
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APAC

Taizo Iwashima
Partner Deals
Tel:81-3-6212-6892
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Jason Hayes
Partner Assurance
Tel:61-2-8266-5208
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Americas

Wei Ku
Partner Assurance
Tel:81-80-3721-9379
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Fentress Seagroves
Partner, US Inbound Services Leader
Tel:1-678-361-8708
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Country Leader

UK
Nick Woodford

Partner International Tax
Tel:44-20-7212-2251
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UK
Akina Kozakai

Partner Deals
Tel:44-74-8339-1093
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Ireland
Mary Honohan

Partner Tax
Tel:353-1-792-6000
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CEE
Steve Moriyama

Partner
Tel:32-2-710-7432
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Belgium
Yoshinobu Yokoyama

Senior Manager
Tel:32-473-910230
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Czech
Toshiyuki Yamasaki

Senior Manager
Tel:420-733-611-628
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France
Gilles Semadeni

Japan Business Group Leader Partner Attorney-at-Law Corporate Law
Tel:33-1-5657-8354
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France
Kazuna Inomata

Director Attorney-at-Law
Tel:33-1-5657-4140
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Italy
Simone Marchio

Partner Tax
Tel:39‐02‐9160‐5702
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Germany
Dr. Uwe Hohage

Partner Legal Tax
Tel:49-521-9649-7947
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Germany
Fujimura-Hendel, Itsu

Director Assurance
Tel:49-69-9585-1537
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Netherlands
Albert Brouwer

Partner Assurance
Tel:31-(0)88-792-5181
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Luxembourg
Kenneth Kai Siong Iek

Partner Asian Country Program Leader Assurance
Tel:352-49-48-48-2278
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Luxembourg
Masafumi Saitoh

Senior Manager Assurance
Tel:352-49-48-48-2095
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Poland
Yasuyuki Saeki

Director
Tel:48-22-523-4971
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Russia
Masahiko Itoi

Director
Tel:7-495-967-6349
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South Africa
Simon Venables

Partner
Tel:27-11-797-5660
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Switzerland
Erik Steiger

Partner Tax
Tel:41-58-792-5940
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Turkey
Bilgutay Yasar

Partner Tax
Tel:90-212-326-6094
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Turkey
Ulas Ceylanli

Partner Tax
Tel:90-212-326-6086
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Australia
Jason Hayes

Partner Assurance
Tel:61-2-8266-5208
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Australia
Masao Kamiyama
Partner Tax
Tel:61-3-8603-4383
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Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
Atsushi Uozumi

Partner
Tel:66-2-844-1157
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China/ Hong Kong
Tadatoshi Takahashi

Partner, PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong Japan Business Markets Leader
Tel:86-21-2323-3804
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China
Masafumi Yoshida

North China and Central China Lead Partner
Tel:86-21-2323-2318
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Hong Kong/ South China
Yoshimitsu Shiba

South China and Hong Kong Lead Partner
Tel:852-2289-1481
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China/ Hong Kong
Naoki Yamamoto

Partner PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong Japan Consulting Leader
Tel:86-21-2323-2129
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India
Yoshihiro Shiribiki

Partner Assurance
Tel:080-3703-8848
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Indonesia
Shunsuke Wariishi

Partner
Tel:62-21-521-2901
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Malaysia
Yuichi Sugiyama

Partner Assurance, Accounting advisory, Corporate restructuring advisory
Tel:60-3-2173-1191
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Philippines
Kentaro Tojo

Executive Director
Tel:63-2-8459-2065
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Singapore / Myammar
Yasuhiro Hirabayashi

Partner Japan Service Desk Leader Deals
Tel:65-9627-3441
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South Korea
Yong-Woon Kim

Partner Assurance
Tel:82-2-709-0755
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South Korea
Jung-Il Joo

Partner Tax
Tel:82-2-709-0722
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South Korea
Michitaka Harayama

Director Tax
Tel:82-10-6404-5245
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Taiwan
Kenji Okuda

Partner
Tel:886-2-2729-6115
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Taiwan
Thomas Lee

Partner Tax
Tel:886-2-2729-6666
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Vietnam
Nguyen Huong Giang

Partner Tax
Tel:84-24-3946-2237
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Vietnam
Shimpei Imai

Director Tax
Tel:84-24-3946-2246
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USA
Fentress Seagroves

Partner, US Inbound Services Leader
Tel:1-678-361-8708
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Brazil
Leonardo Dell'Oso

Partner
Tel:55-11-3674-3522
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Brazil
Hidenori Tohara

Senior Manager Certified Public Accountant
Tel:55-11-97583-8527
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Canada
David Whiteley

Japan Canada Leader Partner Accounting Advisory Services
Tel:1-403-509-6653
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Canada
Asako Kitamura-Redman

Partner Audit
Tel:1-604-806-7101
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