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Message from our Global JBN Leader

A message from Susumu Adachi, leader of the global Japanese Business Network

Guiding Japanese companies to success in international business

Due to COVID-19 and various geopolitical risks, Japanese companies are facing an increasingly uncertain business environment. In addition, due to various paradigm shifts, the need for business model reform is increasing not only in Japan but also for overseas operations.

Companies that advance into the international market inevitably will face some difficulties and cultural gaps. It can be hard to achieve successful globalisation with only your existing human resources. At PwC, we believe that our professional skills, experience and network can help you on your way to success in overseas business.

One of PwC’s advantages is its strong global network with more than 295,000 professionals in over 156 countries. Within the PwC global network, we have formed the Japanese Business Network (JBN), a network team covering 42 countries and territories, comprising competent professionals providing support to Japanese companies that plan to expand into the international market. We provide this support through strong cross-border collaboration.

Structure of PwC's Japanese Business Network

International business takes many forms depending on your purpose, region, strategy and specific approach. To make good choices, you need a solid entry strategy and people who know the country or region very well. Moreover, to be successful after entering the market, you will need not only knowledge of local laws, regulations and business practices but also personal connections with politicians, financial leaders and other businesspersons.

Our overseas business support services are not only 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 professionals from Japan and the countries we work with. Together with local chambers of commerce and economic organizations, we work to gather the latest information on legislation, regulations and industrial trends. During this whole process, we also work with our clients.

Our greatest strength is our 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 help our clients in Japan become more internationally competitive, with the knowledge and experience we have gathered through the PwC global network.

I invite you to take advantage of the PwC global network to lead your international business to success.

Susumu Adachi

Global Japanese Business Network Leader
Partner

 

Profile

After working for a major financial institution and a global accounting and 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 appointed the Financial Services Division leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd.

He worked in the Financial Services Division of PwC US’s New York office for two years starting in 2011, and was made CEO of PwC Consulting LLC in July 2016.

In July 2020, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of PwC Consulting LLC and was made an executive officer of PwC Japan LLC, thereby assuming a position as financial industry leader across the PwC Japan Group, as well as our global Japanese Business Network (JBN) supporting Japanese companies' overseas business development.

JBN region leaders

EMEA

Kenji Muneyuki
Partner, Assurance
Tel: +81-80-4945-4769

Email

Nick Woodford
Partner, International Tax
Tel: +44-20-7212-2251
Email

APAC

Taizo Iwashima
Partner, Deals
Tel: +81-3-6212-6892
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Jason Hayes
Partner, Assurance
Tel: +61-407-232-142
Email

Americas

Wei Ku
Partner, Assurance
Tel: +81-80-3721-9379
Email

Fentress Seagroves
Partner, US Inbound Services Leader
Tel: +1-678-361-8708
Email

Country leaders

UK
Nick Woodford

Partner, International Tax
Tel: +44-20-7212-2251
Email

UK
Akina Kozakai

Partner, Deals
Tel: +44-74-8339-1093
Email

Ireland
Mary Honohan

Partner, Tax
Tel: +353-1-792-6000
Email


Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Steve Moriyama

Partner
Tel: +32-2-710-7432
Email

Belgium
Yoshinobu Yokoyama

Senior Manager
Tel: +32-473-910230
Email

Czech Republic
Toshiyuki Yamasaki

Senior Manager
Tel: +420-733-611-628
Email


France
Gilles Semadeni

Japan Business Group Leader/Partner/Attorney-at-Law, Corporate Law
Tel: +33-1-5657-8354
Email

France
Kazuna Inomata

Director/Attorney-at-Law
Tel: +33-1-5657-4140
Email

Italy
Simone Marchio

Partner, Tax
Tel: +39-02-9160-5702
Email


Germany
Dr. Uwe Hohage

Partner, Legal/Tax
Tel: +49-521-9649-7947
Email

Germany
Itsu Fujimura-Hendel

Director, Assurance
Tel: +49-69-9585-1537
Email

Netherlands
Albert Brouwer

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +31-(0)88-792-5181
Email


Luxembourg
Kenneth Kai Siong Iek

Partner/Asian Country Program Leader, Assurance
Tel: +352-49-48-48-2278
Email

Luxembourg
Naoto Mataki

Senior Manager
Tel: +352 621 33-3735
Email

Poland
Yasuyuki Saeki

Director
Tel: +48-22-523-4971
Email


Russia
Masahiko Itoi

Director
Tel: +7-495-967-6349
Email

South Africa
Simon Venables

Partner
Tel: +27-11-797-5660
Email

Switzerland
Erik Steiger

Partner, Tax
Tel: +41-58-792-5940
Email


Turkey
Ulas Ceylanli

Partner, Tax
Tel: +90-212-326-6086
Email

Australia
Jason Hayes

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +61-407-232-142

Email

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
Atsushi Uozumi

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

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

South China Lead Partner
Tel: +86-20-3819-2318
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Hong Kong
Yoshimitsu Shiba

Hong Kong Lead Partner
Tel: +852-2289-1481
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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
Email


Malaysia
Yuichi Sugiyama

Partner Assurance, Accounting advisory, Corporate restructuring advisory
Tel: +60-3-2173-1191
EmailProfile

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
Email


South Korea
Yong-Woon Kim

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +82-2-709-0755
Email

South Korea
Jung-Il Joo

Partner, Tax
Tel: +82-2-709-0722
Email

South Korea
Michitaka Harayama

Managing Director, Tax
Tel: +82-10-6404-5245
Email


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
EmailProfile

Vietnam
Shimpei Imai

Director, Tax
Tel: +84-24-3946-2246
EmailProfile

USA
Fentress Seagroves

Partner, US Inbound Services Leader
Tel: +1-678-361-8708
Email

USA
Ttaisuke Shiino

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +1-347-326-1264
Email

Brazil
Leonardo Dell'Oso

Partner
Tel: +55-11-3674-3522
Email


Canada
David Whiteley

Japan Canada Leader Partner, Accounting Advisory Services
Tel: +1-403-509-6653
Email

Canada
Asako Kitamura-Redman

Partner, Audit
Tel: +1-604-806-7101
Email

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