Microsoft names BCG veteran Miki Tsusaka as new Japan president

07 February 2023 2 min. read

Technology giant Microsoft has turned to the consulting industry to tap its new Japan president, hiring Miki Tsusaka from strategy player Boston Consulting Group to take the reins.

In her new role, Tsusaka will lead Microsoft full operation in Japan, including engagement with customers and business partners, responsibility for all product, solution, service and support offerings, and internal governance and operations.

Tsusaka joins Microsoft from Boston Consulting Group, where she spent her entire 30+ year career in the firm’s Japan and US offices. A long time Senior Partner and Managing Director, Tsusaka also was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee for two three-year terms and served as Chief Marketing Officer.

Miki Tsusaka, President of Japan, Microsoft

At Boston Consulting Group, she worked for clients across a wide range of industries in Japan and overseas, helping them to develop and implement growth strategies, improve profitability, redesign organisation and promote digital transformation. She established and led several practices and offerings during her tenure, including in marketing, sales and pricing.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Miki to Microsoft. She has over 30 years of consulting experience working with clients in a wide range of industries both domestically and internationally. I am confident that her robust global experiences in supporting business transformation will propel Microsoft proposition in Japan to the next level,” said Ahmed Mazhari, President of Microsoft for Asia.

“I am delighted to join Microsoft. I’ve decided to take this career challenge because I believe in our mission and our growth mindset. I am confident that Microsoft can enable the much-needed digital transformation of Japan. I am excited to work with the experienced leadership team, employees, and partners to help solve our customers’ challenges and accelerate the digital transformation of Japanese society.”

Miki Tsusaka holds a Bachelor in Government and East Asian Studies from the Harvard University, and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.