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Kenji Nabeshima


Supports clients in the advanced-industries and healthcare sectors through the corporate-transformation process, leads McKinsey’s Manufacturing Practice, and brings expertise in operational excellence and organizational change management

Kenji serves clients across a broad range of industries, supporting them as they undergo transformations to help them grow sustainably. He also brings in-depth experience in helping clients excel operationally and develop capabilities.

His recent engagements include:

  • helping a Japanese company in the logistics industry transform its performance through operational optimization and sales enhancement
  • advising a leading manufacturer on the development of a new business strategy in an entirely new sector
  • reviewing a public-sector client’s procurement process and supply-chain management

Kenji leads our Manufacturing Practice in Japan and supports plant-wide productivity improvement in large manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. As a core member of McKinsey’s Operations Practice, he also has a wealth of expertise in capital productivity, procurement and supply management, and service operations. Kenji is the partner sponsor of recruiting for McKinsey in Japan.

Past Experiences

The University of Tokyo
Assistant Professor


Architectural Association School of Architecture
Architecture and Urbanism March

University of Tokyo