PwC Japan appoints a new group head

7 June 2016
PwC Japan Group

The PwC Japan Group appointed Koichiro Kimura as its new chairman and territory senior partner effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Kimura, who will succeed Hiroyuki Suzuki upon completion of his term on June 30, is also currently CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata,

In accepting his appointment, Mr. Kimura commented as follows: “The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and other rapid technological advances are transforming the social and business landscapes. Japanese corporations must meet these challenges to generate further growth. As the leader of PwC Japan Group, I will utilize the PwC network of firms in 157 countries and more than 200,000 people to provide strategy through execution for our PwC clients, while endeavoring to build trust in society and solve important problems.”

Profile of Koichiro Kimura

Born in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, on May 4, 1963. He is a Japanese certified public accountant.

Education:  March 1987 Graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University with a bachelor’s degree in economics
Career: October 1986 Joined Aoyama Audit Corp.
  March 1990 Registered with JICPA
  September 1993 Seconded to Price Waterhouse in Chicago, US
  July 1997 Returned to Aoyama Audit Corp. and admitted as a partner
  July 2000 Admitted to partnership of ChuoAoyama Audit Corp. as a representative partner
  September 2006 Leader of Systems and Process Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata
  June 2009 Assurance Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata
  June 2012 CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata


About PwC Japan Group

PwC Japan Group represents the member firms of the PwC global network in Japan and their subsidiaries. Each firm of PwC Japan Group undertakes its business as an independent and separate corporate entity.
 To address complex and diversified business challenges, PwC Japan Group consolidates expertise of assurance, consulting, deal advisory, tax and legal services as well as enhances its structure in order to cooperate organically. As a professional service network with a total number of about 5,000 partners and staff, PwC Japan Group provides quality client services to meet their needs and expectations.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at

Firms comprising PwC Japan Group:

PwC Japan’s Assurance Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata
PricewaterhouseCoopers Kyoto
PricewaterhouseCoopers Sustainability LLC
PwC Business Assurance LLC

PwC Japan’s Consulting Services
PwC Consulting LLC
PwC Cyber Services LLC

PwC Japan’s Deals Advisory Services
PwC Advisory LLC

PwC Japan’s Tax Services
PwC Tax Japan

PwC Japan’s Legal Services
PwC Legal Japan

PwC Japan's Think Tank
PwC Research Institute (Japan) LLC

PwC Japan Group’s Management Support
PwC Japan LLC