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Tasuku Kuwabara

Senior Partner, Tokyo
Brings industry expertise across private and public sectors to support healthcare-products and -services companies design and implement global growth strategies and sustainable performance improvements

About Tasuku

Tasuku is a leader of McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services and Public Sector Practices in Japan and Asia. He primarily serves pharmaceutical and medical-technology companies, as well as companies, conglomerates, and investors in adjacent sectors, in the areas of strategic alliance and joint-venture negotiations and management.

Tasuku also serves various government agencies in Japan and leads numerous initiatives related to economic growth and social-system sustainability for Japan. He has been invited to various international conferences to speak on these topics.

Beyond Tasuku’s corporate-finance work, his recent projects include developing emerging-market strategies, R&D strategies, and organizational transformation. He frequently counsels client-leadership teams about the development and execution of globalization strategies across industries. He has also led multiple operational-transformation projects, including lean-manufacturing implementation and supply-chain-management redesign.

Published work

The Future of Japan's Tourism: Path for Sustainable Growth Towards 2020,” McKinsey and Company, October 2016

The Future of Japan: Reigniting Productivity and Growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2015

“The moment is now: Successful pharmaceutical alliances in Japan,” Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products, September 2011 (PDF–743 KB)

Past Experience

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Diplomat

Education

Columbia University
MBA

University of Tokyo
BA, international relations