Oliver Wyman has bolstered its Japanese practice with Akihiko Matsunaga. The newly added partner, who joins from PwC, where he spent 15 years, will be based in Oliver Wyman’s Tokyo office.
Akihiko Matsunaga has more than 20 years of experience in financial consultancy and corporate finance. Over the past 15 years, he served PwC Japan, where he contributed to dozens of high profile M&A, corporate finance and restructuring projects. In his most recent role, Matsunaga led PwC’s Japanese Corporate Finance team, which spans deals, investment banking and corporate finance. Matsunaga holds an engineering degree from Yokohama National University.
Earlier this month, Matsunaga decided to embark on a new challenge, and joined Oliver Wyman, with offices in 50+ cities across 26 countries one of the largest management consulting firms of the globe. In his novel role, he will focus on developing Oliver Wyman’s expertise in Corporate Finance and Financial Services, as well as further build the firm’s footprint in both Japan and across Asia Pacific. “We are very delighted to welcome Matsunaga-san to strengthen our Corporate Finance and Advisory business in Asia Pacific”, says Bernhard Kotanko, Head of Oliver Wyman for the Asia Pacific Region.
Naoki Togashi, Partner and Head of Japan, adds: “This is an important step for our endeavour in Japan. His expertise and hands on experience strengthens our offering of Corporate Finance Services to clients and reiterates our strong commitment to build our business in Japan to become the leading financial services consultancy.”
Earlier this year, Oliver Wyman added Scott Houghton and Aaron Weatherman to its North American team, while in the UK, three advisors (Duncan Mills, Dimitrios Psarris and Kai Upadek) have recently been promoted to partner.