While this is the age of big data, AI and digital, we also believe in the importance of people-to-people networks and the intelligence and information that they can provide. It's our mission to maintain that connectivity globally.

Takamasa Kikui

EY Global & EY Asia-Pacific JBS Leader

Passionate about showcasing EY's global capability and integrated teams to our clients in Japan and overseas.

Takamasa Kikui is the leader of Japan Business Services (JBS), EY's global network that supports Japanese corporations in their overseas activities.

He has worked on audits of numerous Japanese companies, working closely with EY Japan's member firms. Leveraging EY's global network, he supports a wide range of services including audits of Japanese companies, tax, government-related projects, infrastructure projects and M&A investment projects,

He is now working to strengthen the JBS network in each country, and is building a system to support outbound strategies for EY Japan's continued growth.

Building a better working world

“As the domestic market reaches maturity, Japanese companies in multiple industries are entering the global market. Leveraging the JBS global network, we are able to convey relevant and real-time business agendas to our clients, to offer support in the building of overseas networks, and to empower client service teams in each of the countries where EY has a presence.

In addition to country-based activities aligned with a client's global strategy, we are able to create added value for a client by organically connecting regional networks and work together to achieve their strategic objectives.”

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