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Masahito Namiki

Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo

As Chief Executive Officer of Interbrand Japan, Masahito Namiki pairs his unique strategic insights and experience working with global brands to help client partners compete effectively in a fast-changing world.

Having previously served as Chief Strategy Officer, Namiki brings a deep understanding of the issues facing global businesses, brands, and consumers—and how the relationships between them can drive growth. He has delivered world-class solutions for clients of Interbrand Japan, as well as those he’s worked with in past positions at Kurt Salmon, McKinsey, GlobalPraxis, and PwC.

From brand, strategy, marketing, organizations, operations, and M&A, to technology and innovation—Namiki’s expertise is broad and comprehensive. He’s worked within a range of sectors, including automotive, retail, service, luxury, healthcare, technology, financial services, consumer goods, F&B, transportation, industrial, infrastructure, and more.

His wealth of knowledge and truly worldly view make Namiki an effective leader. He holds a BSBA (Magna Cum Laude) from Boston University, as well as an MBA from HEC in Paris and Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina.

At Interbrand Japan, Namiki builds upon a prominent career as a leader in global brand consulting, while propelling the business into its next stage of growth.


Biggest professional achievement?

I am proud to lead one of the most successful offices!!! I helped YAMAHA Motor to steer into a brand-centered management and made them into one of the largest account for us. I helped an airline company decide against invest in an initiative that could have made them go bankrupt. I helped an industry product company to transform.


Best piece of leadership advice you ever received?

Be genuine. Be confident. Be sincere.


Something unusual about yourself that most people at work don’t know?

Argentine Tango!!! I won an APAC Argentine Tango Dance Championship in the Salon Dance category.

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