Photographic portrait of Moriaki Kida
Our common agenda is for EY to assist our Japan-based clients succeed on a global scale, to provide the best future opportunities for our people, and to enhance trust in our capital markets through our purpose of building a better working world.

Moriaki Kida

EY Japan Regional Chief Operating Officer

Implementer of strategies. Transforming our clients’ businesses using innovative technology and solutions and inspiring our people through various Diversity and Inclusion programs.

With over 23 years of EY experience, Mori currently oversees operations and implements initiatives that have supported the transformation of the Japan practice, which includes Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Strategy and Transactions. He is a member of the EY Asia Pacific Area Operating Executive and of the EY Japan Regional Leadership Team, and a board member of EY Strategy and Transactions and EY Advisory and Consulting in Japan. He is also a Senior Advisory Partner on our larger accounts. With experience working in the Americas, EMEIA and in Asia-Pacific, Mori assists companies arriving in Japan to do business in the Japanese context and assists Japanese companies successfully expand overseas.

Until 2016, he was the Japanese Business Service Director for the Americas, leading teams that provided various professional services to Japanese companies operating in North, Central and South America. Mori also served numerous large global companies and middle-market companies as an audit professional.

Mori is also the EY Global sponsor of Unity, the LGBT employee group, and was recognized as one of the Leading 100 LGBT+ Executives by OUTstanding and the Financial Times in 2017.

Mori holds an MSc in Business Administration - Accounting from San Francisco State University’s College of Business and a BA in Music - Piano Performance from the University of California, Irvine.

How Moriaki is building a better working world

Mori is an advocate of programs to advance diversity and inclusion, seeking to empower women, parents, employees with disabilities or with elderly care responsibilities, and LGBT employees in the workplace. He also acts as a mentor for students in the Asia-Pacific Area, offering career support and advice.

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