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Tasuku Kuwabara

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

About Tasuku

Tasuku is a leader of our Healthcare Practice in Japan and Asia. He primarily serves pharmaceutical and medical-technology companies, as well as companies in adjacent sectors, in the areas of strategic alliance and joint-venture negotiations and management. He also leads a team of operational transformation consultants for pharmaceutical and medical-technology companies.

Beyond his corporate finance expertise, his recent projects included developing emerging-market strategies, R&D strategies, and organizational transformation. Tasuku frequently counsels client-leadership teams about the development and execution of globalization strategies. He has also led multiple projects for operational transformation of pharmaceutical and medical-technology companies, including lean manufacturing and supply chain management redesign.

Tasuku also leads various initiatives related to the public and social sector in Japan and Asia and has been invited to various international conferences to speak on these topics.

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


Columbia University

University of Tokyo