L.E.K. Consulting in Japan has hired management consulting veteran Kanji Ojima as Principal in the firm’s Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, MedTech and Private Equity practice, who joins from Deloitte. Ojima brings 15 years of sector experience to the role, whereby the firm boosts its practice capabilities and cultural understanding of the sector.
Prior to joining L.E.K. Consulting, Kanji Ojima was a Managing Director at Deloitte within its Financial Advisory practice. Ojima Provided financial advisory and management consulting services to the Life Science & Health Care. Previously, from 2013 until the start of 2016, Ojima was a Senior Vice President at the firm. Prior to that, he worked at Accenture as a Senior Manager for almost two years from 2011. Earlier roles include almost three years as a Manager at Keio University Hospital; Senior Manager at KPMG in its Healthcare practice for almost five years; and Manager at PwC where, in 2000, he started his career in management consulting. His earlier career, of around 10 years, was in finance and banking.
Ojima holds a Bachelor of Laws in Criminal Process Law from Keio University, an academic institution located in central Tokyo.
L.E.K. Consulting’s announcement sees Ojima join the firm as Principal and lead of its Japanese Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, MedTech and Private Equity practice. The addition of Ojima to the firm, boosts its regional capability in healthcare and hospital planning with 15 years of experience in among others, marketing strategy, financial advisory, hospital back office transformation and M&A transaction services, as well as broadening the firm’s understanding of Japanese healthcare and the enterprise culture.
Ray Fujii, Managing Director and head of L.E.K.’s Tokyo office, says that the firm is “pleased” to welcome Ojima-san to its Tokyo team and growing practices. He adds, “It is an opportune time for the growing L.E.K. Tokyo office to add his expertise in financial advisory for M&A, strategic and market planning, hospital back office transformation, and due diligence to help grow our already strong team of consultants.”
In July this year L.E.K. Consulting added Yong Teng to its office in Shanghai, China, while two months prior to that the business advisory poached Strategy& partner Fernando Fernandes – he is based in São Paulo.