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Takuya Yamashina


Advises companies in the automotive and assembly, industrials and electronics, and electric power and natural gas industries and drives strategy building, operational transformation, and new business incubation

Takuya serves industrial clients including automotive and heavy machinery OEMs, automotive suppliers, and electric power companies to support their corporate-wide transformations. His expertise ranges from corporate growth strategy design to operational improvement and new business development.

Recent examples of his client work include the following:

  • leading global cost reduction on direct material for an automotive client. Supported the client’s end-to-end cost transformation and improved procurement efficiencies
  • supporting the establishment of a new global R&D and procurement organization
  • leading the development of a new business for an automotive OEM, from zero-based fact findings and idea generation to its launch in South Asia.
  • creating a comprehensive cost-reduction program for an electric power company, leading to around $100 million in cost savings and a transformation in organizational design.

Outside his client work, Takuya devotes his time to recruiting and people development. He currently leads our All-In diversity efforts for the Operations Practice in Asia and Japan.

Published Work

A new era for industrial R&D in Japan”, McKinsey & Company, May 2020


Keio University
BA, law