Success is fragile. We serve clients during the transaction journey, from strategy to operations, to concrete success, with a distinct purpose in mind, to sustain a business for the long term.

Yoshimasa Sakata

EY Japan Strategy and Transactions Markets Leader; EY-Parthenon Partner, EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd.

Deep consulting experience in the Shosha sector. Cross-border and domestic transaction strategy and operations focusing primarily on integration, carve-outs, and organizational transformation.

Yoshi has 20 years of transaction experience in Japan, Asia Pacific, the US, and European countries. He specializes in large-scale and complex integration, divestiture, and organizational transformation projects. He focuses on converting strategy into actionable plans and executing these plans across transactions, business transformation, and strategy reshaping with precise coordination across business units, functions, and geographies.

He currently leads the Shosha (trading companies) sector for EY Strategy and Transactions. His transaction experience includes pre-deal business strategy development, business and operational due diligence, separation operational assessment, post-deal integration, and operational enhancement. He manages growth plans and supports transactions in various sectors and geographies where Shoshas are active.

He also led and served numerous post-merger integrations (PMI) and carve-out program management office (PMO) support projects for complex cross-border transactions for multinational corporates.

Yoshi holds a BS in Environmental Science from Keio University.

Building a better working world

Yoshi uses his knowledge and understanding of Shoshas' strategies to support his clients by working side-by-side and by bringing the right mix of EY expertise to explore the unknown and help build long-term sustainable services.

He believes that there is no better business-solution tool than EY people and is passionate about building and developing a workplace where collaboration and teaming are well respected.  He encourages all members to express their opinions and suggestions and listen to others because this leads to better results and is fundamental for business.

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