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Kenji Nonaka

Senior PartnerTokyo

Helps companies in the automotive, technology, telecommunications, and media industries with company-wide transformations, digital transformations, and growth acceleration


Kenji leads our Automotive and Advanced Electronics (including semiconductor and electric components) Practice in Asia and is core leader globally. He also led  Telecommunications, Media, and High Tech (including consumer electronics and IT service) Practices in Japan and is a core leader globally. He serves Japan-headquartered global companies in the area of corporate transformations, operational transformations, and growth acceleration.

Kenji is passionate about supporting digitization of Japanese society and enterprises, specifically in core-technology transformation and technology-enabled new business building, to increase the competitiveness and productivity at scale. He counsels start-up CEOs and venture capitalists and supports start-up community building.

Kenji is interested in organizational capability building across layers. He leads various management-capability-building programs, such as upgrading board governance, brushing up CEO and CXO capabilities for client leadership, as well as large-scale organizational capability building from pricing and sales to procurement.

Published Work

Japan at a Crossroads – the 4G to 5G (r)evolution, McKinsey & Company, January 2018

Digital @ Scale:  the playbook you need to transform your company(デジタルの未来), Nikkei Publishing Inc., 2018

“Innovation at scale,” Think, April 2010 


The University of Tokyo
BA, law