Yuta Inokuchi new Japan leader at strategy firm L.E.K. Consulting

03 April 2024 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read
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L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy firm, has appointed Yuta Inokuchi as the new leader of its Japan business.

Yuta Inokuchi is partner and co-head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Tokyo office and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice. He is a biopharmaceutical and healthcare specialist, and has led projects in biopharma and biotech, medical devices, contractor services, life sciences tools, and broader healthcare sectors.

Inokuchi advises clients on a range of topics, with a focus on strategy, commercial growth, organizational strategy, and commercial due diligence in the context of mergers & acquisitions.

Yuta Inokuchi new Japan leader at strategy firm L.E.K. Consulting

Commenting on the appointment, Stephen Sunderland, Partner and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Asia-Pacific region, said: “L.E.K. Consulting is a go-to strategic adviser for companies and investors in healthcare and life sciences, and we are excited about the huge opportunity in Japan under Yuta’s leadership.”

Helen Chen, Global Healthcare Sector Co-Head at of L.E.K. Consulting, added: “Yuta is an outstanding and visionary business leader, with extensive experience of the healthcare and life sciences industries in Japan and the region.”

Commenting on his new challenge, Inokuchi said that the Tokyo-based leadership team has an ambitious growth plan for the business in Japan, which they have already started delivering.

Prior to his move in strategy consulting, Inokuchi worked at Japanese consulting firms in Singapore and Tokyo, supporting companies in their growth strategy and business development in the Asia-Pacific region. He also spent time as a researcher at the University of California, studying cell and molecular biology.

L.E.K. Consulting was founded in 1983 by three former partners from Bain & Company. The firm launched its Tokyo office in 2002.