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19 Mar 2021 Tokyo, JP

EY Japan announces new Chairman & CEO and Japan Regional Managing Partner

EY Japan is pleased to announce the appointment of Moriaki Kida as our incoming Chairman & CEO of EY Japan and Japan Regional Managing Partner (RMP), succeeding Koichi Tsuji, effective 1 July 2021.

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EY Japan is pleased to announce the appointment of Moriaki Kida as our incoming Chairman & CEO of EY Japan and Japan Regional Managing Partner (RMP), succeeding Koichi Tsuji, effective 1 July 2021.

Chairman & CEO of EY Japan and Japan Regional Managing Partner (RMP): Moriaki Kida

Koichi Tsuji, who will be stepping down from the role and retiring from the EY partnership, served in key roles as Country Managing Partner of the Japan Area, and Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC until June 2019. Appointed in July of the same year as Chairman and CEO of EY Japan and RMP of the Japan Region (the largest EY operation in the Asia-Pacific Area), he has been a driving force for EY’s growth in Japan.

Moriaki Kida will succeed him as Chairman and CEO of EY Japan and RMP of the Japan Region. Moriaki joined EY in 1996 and became an audit partner in July 2007 in San Jose, California. Since then, he has held senior roles in multiple EY locations, including San Francisco, London, New York, and Tokyo. In 2013, he was appointed Director of Japan Business Services (JBS) for the Americas (North, Central and South America), overseeing all EY professional services for Japan-headquartered clients doing business in the Area. Moriaki has held leadership roles as the Japan Deputy Area Managing Partner (2016 to 2019) and as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of EY Japan from 2019 to the present; he will resign as COO as of 30 June 2021 to assume his new post. He will continue to play an active role as a board member of the Asia-Pacific Area Operating Executive and EY’s Global Practice Group, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, which supports people with initiatives related to gender, LGBT+, and diverse ability and cultural backgrounds.

Building on the legacy of Koichi Tsuji, EY Japan will continue, under the new leadership of Moriaki, to offer high quality, value-added services and support the further growth of our clients, optimized by our global perspective and the reach of our global network.

New title Chairman & CEO of EY Japan and Japan Regional Managing Partner (RMP)
Name Moriaki KIDA
Age 49
Biography

1996:  Graduated with an MSc from San Francisco State University
2007:  Promoted to Audit Partner
2013:  Appointed Director of Japanese Business Services (JBS), Americas (North, Central and South America)  overseeing all EY professional services for Japan-headquartered clients doing business in the Area 
2016:  Appointed Japan Area Deputy Area Managing Partner
2019 to present:  Appointed Japan Regional Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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