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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 Industrials & Electronics Practices in Asia, which includes semiconductor and electric components. He also led our Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice in Japan, which includes consumer electronics and IT service. He is a core leader for these practices 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