Yoshitaka Kato

Area Managing Partner – Japan

Yoshitaka leads our Japan Area, which comprises nearly 7,000 people. He is focused on serving the large domestic market in Japan as well as working with inbound and outbound investors, including many leading global businesses. He is especially passionate about the people development and Diversity & Inclusiveness efforts.

Previous experience

Yoshitaka has more than 25 years’ experience and has worked on major projects for many leading Japanese companies. He also spent nearly 10 years working in the US, advising Japanese businesses with US interests, and US businesses with activities in Japan. Yoshitaka established EY’s Japanese Advisory Services business and was People Leader for Japan, at which time he joined the Area Executive.

Credentials and community activities

Yoshitaka is a member of Keizai Doyu-kai (Japanese Association of Corporate Executives), serving as Vice-chairman of Committee for Collaboration Initiatives of Tohoku Region’s Reconstruction and Development.

He is a Business Management graduate of Tohoku University, and a Japanese Certified Public Accountant.