Yuhiko Yasunaga is the Chairman of Shimamoto Partners. Yuhiko joined the firm as Partner in 2004, became the President in 2006, and was appointed as the Chairman in 2019. Prior to joining Shimamoto Partners, he was with Sanwa Bank (currently Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank) and Russell Reynolds Associates in Tokyo. He has a wide range of network in various industries from manufacturing/consumer products to professional services as well as financial field. He specializes in executive management searches and has conducted numerous projects to search for presidents and board members of corporations and professionals in domestic/international investment banks, commercial banks, private equity, card companies and non-banks. He also provides management consulting, organizational strategic consulting, human resources consulting, executive coaching, and management trainings utilizing in-depth business experiences in domestic and international markets.
Prior to becoming executive search consultant in Russell Reynolds, Yuhiko was a banker at Sanwa Bank where he gained solid financial background for over 21 years. His professional experiences include domestic branch marketing (Osaka and Nagoya), global banking strategy at the headquarters, corporate finance in London, TQM advisory in corporate planning, new business development at the East Japan Railway Company (seconded from the Bank), and CFO of Mobit, IT retail venture jointly established by Sanwa and Promise.
In addition to his consulting activities, Yuhiko also teaches at Graduate School of Management, Globis University as a professor in Human Resource Management (in charge of organizational behavior, leadership, and “Keizai Dojo” lectures) . And he is also High Priest and High Regent of Ryukokuzan Hongwanji, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. He is a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-active Coach) and also a member of the KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), the Japanese Association of Turnaround professionals, and Regional Revitalization Corporation of Japan.
Yuhiko received his B.A. in Economics from Keio University and his M.Sc. degree in the research of Management Studies from the University of Cambridge.