About Yoshinobu

Yoshi leads McKinsey's Global Purchasing and Supply Management service line, as well as the Automotive and Assembly, Aerospace and Defense, and Advanced Electronics Practices in Japan. He has expertise in operations and has counseled many leaders on various dimensions of operating models and improvement efforts.

Recently he helped a global Japanese manufacturer to resolve supply chain bottlenecks in connection with a major development program, counseled senior executives at a defense and aerospace organization, and helped transform an automotive organization's operations.

Other recent work includes:

  • Designing and leading a profitability improvement program for a global digital products company, starting with procurement and capital expenditure optimization and shifting toward growth and pricing improvements
  • Leading a transformation program for a major manufacturing organization, resulting in improved overall productivity, enhanced availability of outputs, and increased capital productivity
  • Supporting a number of cost efficiency improvement programs and capital expenditure optimization, including projects in China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East
  • Developing a holistic turnaround strategy for a Japanese automotive manufacturer, which included refocusing the company's portfolio, elevating operations excellence, and improving sales and marketing activities

He is an active member of Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. He speaks native Japanese, fluent English, and basic French.

Published work

Learning from Japan's early electric-vehicle buyers,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2013


University of Cambridge
MSc, MA, and BA