Tatsuya Kamoi named as incoming president of ABeam Consulting

13 February 2020 Consultancy.asia 3 min. read
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Tokyo-headquartered advisory Abeam Consulting has appointed Tatsuya Kamoi to be its new president, along with Takahiro Yamada as vice president.

Asia-based business advisory ABeam Consulting has appointed experienced executive Tatsuya Kamoi as its new President, effective from the 1st of April, in what the Tokyo-headquartered firm describes as an effort to enhance its digital transformation responsiveness. Kamoi switches from his present position as NEC Senior Corporate Executive, and will be joined by current ABeam Consulting Executive Officer Takahiro Yamada, who takes up the vice president role.

“Since ABeam entered into a strategic partnership with NEC in 2004, we have achieved solid growth as a comprehensive consulting firm from Japan and Asia with particular strengths in technology,” the firm said in a release. “We are accelerating our adaptation to current changes in the business environment as we welcome our new President, whose management experience in global markets includes both the consulting business and IT service business fields.”

Kamoi’s management experience extends to more than two decades, covering stints at PwC Consulting, IBM and most recently human capital consultancy Mercer, where in 2014 he was appointed as CEO and president of Mercer Japan. Spending his first 17 years out of university with Seiko Epson, Kamoi in 2000 joined PwC as partner, before three years later taking up a VP role for consulting services at IBM, where he would serve for the following decade.

Tatsuya Kamoi and Toshinori Iwasawa - Abeam Consutling

Later appointed as Far East market leader for Mercer (which recently cracked the $5 billion mark in global revenues), Kamoi last year departed the firm to take up his role with NEC – which in 2004 became a strategic investor in Abeam following its breakaway from Deloitte, with the firm having since established a strategic alliance with KPMG spin-off BearingPoint. Today, Abeam has a network of 6,100-plus consultants in 13 countries, including the recent addition of Taiwan.

“In order to further strengthen the DX response capabilities we have built thus far, we will be actively moving forward with investments toward developing and acquiring human resources to build new solutions,” the firm stated in the appointment announcement. “At the same time, we will also pursue collaborations with start-ups and other companies that possess advanced digital solutions, co-create with clients, and strengthen partnerships with other NEC Group companies.”

While it has been further announced that ABeam Consulting Executive Officer Takahiro Yamada will take over as Vice President, it is unclear what role incumbent president Toshinori Iwasawa will perform moving forward, if any. Elected as President and CEO in around 2010, Iwasawa has been with the firm dating back to Deloitte, joining the firm from Japanese trading giant Itochu. Prior to his ascension to president, Iwasawa led numerous practices at the firm.