Izumi Umezawa
In the digital economy, enterprises can’t develop appropriate data strategies without understanding the rules. The utilization of data, including personal information, affects business competitiveness.

Izumi Umezawa

EY Japan Data Protection Leader

Privacy leader in all sectors. Seasoned in data management and controls. Opinion leader. Bibliophile. Railway enthusiast.

Areas of focus Technology Risk Digital
Office Tokyo

Izumi is EY Japan Data Protection Leader for Technology, Life Sciences and all other sectors. Since joining EY, Izumi has been providing assurance of ITGCs, internal audit outsourcing and support service as well as information security advisory service.

Izumi’s areas of focus include helping global firms improve their data protection readiness as well as compliance rollout in liaison with the local data protection authorities. Prior to his current position, Izumi worked as a financial auditor and in the field of data protection and privacy.

Izumi is a certified public accountant and a member of the JICPA. He is a Certified Information System Auditor CISA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in succession. Izumi enhances his skill as a data protection expert by combining these qualifications.

How Izumi is building a better working world

“In order to build a better working world, I subscribe to the thinking that we shouldn’t be focusing on the services we would like to provide, but the kinds of services clients desire.

I work to improve business acumen through implementing leading market intelligence, industry insights and thought leadership. Additionally, I listen closely to boardroom and leadership feedback so that I can understand specific requests accurately and suggest approaches in a timely manner.”

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