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Takuto Ueha

Takuto Ueha

Brings distinctive expertise in product development and excellence in procurement to support and serve clients across various sectors, including automotive, consumer goods, consumer electronics, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, and energy industries

Takuto leads our product-development and procurement work in Japan. By leveraging first-hand experience at a leading global automotive OEM and with serving companies from a wide range of sectors, he brings distinctive expertise and passion to help clients make drastic, sustainable operations transformations.

Takuto has led various large-scale transformations—from design to implementation—in a wide range of operations issues, such as product development, supply management, manufacturing, innovation, and procurement. Recently, he counseled an automotive company to achieve significant cost reduction while building should-costing capability and redeveloping category-strategy management.

Takuto also worked with a global cosmetic company to develop a manufacturing-footprint strategy. His work included helping the client assess and create the capacity-plan model, product allocation, and investment and resource plans to support the business aspiration.

A known thought leader and strong guide in project execution, Takuto counsels many executives on operations issues, regardless of industry. Through operational transformations that deliver tangible impact, he focuses on coaching executives and managers to help improve their organizations’ mind-sets and behaviors alongside company performance.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked with a globally leading automotive OEM in Japan, North America, and South East Asia.

Takuto is a native speaker of Japanese and is fluent in English.

Published work

Unlocking autonomous vehicle development: TIER IV’s open source blueprint,” The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, April 2024

Past Experience

Toyota Motor Corporation
Project leader

Business manager


William & Mary
BBA, finance