Back to

Yuito Yamada

Partner, Tokyo
Leads McKinsey's Chemicals and Agriculture Practices in Japan and is the co-leader of the Sustainability Practice in Asia and the leader in Japan—coordinating McKinsey's activity in the specialty chemicals, agriculture and food, and material sectors

About Yuito

Yuito serves clients in the global energy-and-materials sector and provides expertise in the agriculture/food and chemicals space.

His recent engagements in the agricultural sector include:

  • supporting the development of a long-term strategy for an agricultural-chemicals firm
  • conducting due diligence and supporting M&A activities in emerging markets such as Africa, Brazil, and Southeast Asia for agricultural-commodities companies

Yuito also supports sustainability topics and issues related to water, solar, and hydrogen energy in Asia’s private and public sectors.

He joins other McKinsey colleagues in maintaining ongoing research to help the Japanese government’s transformation efforts in the agricultural industry.

Published work

Charting a path from the shuchu kiyaku to ESG for Japanese companies,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Climate risk and response in Asia,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2020

The case for stakeholder capitalism,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

Climate risk and response in Asia: Research preview,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Meeting Japan’s Paris Agreement targets—more opportunity than cost,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Building a food security strategy for Japan in an age of global competition,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

Strengthening Japanese agriculture to maximize global reach,” McKinsey & Company, October 2016


Keio University
BA, economics