Mitsuhiro Kawashima co-leads Spencer Stuart's Professional and Technology Services Practice for Asia Pacific and is a member of the firm's Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Technology and Digital Officer practices. He offers strategic advice to a diverse range of client sectors, including professional services, strategy and management consulting, private equity, venture capital, startups, technology, AI, software, IT services, manufacturing, semiconductor, media, entertainment, hospitality, and telecommunications. Mitsuhiro's expertise centers on executive search and leadership advisory services.

Deep professional and technology services expertise

  • Mitsuhiro helps companies from startups to large multinationals in both public and private sectors, leaving a significant impact on leadership development. His expertise in executive search is key to identifying exceptional leaders for critical roles such as CEO, COO, CDO, CIO, CPO, CTO, CMO, CSO, CHRO, country heads, managing directors, partners, board directors and advisors.
  • As a trusted adviser, Mitsuhiro is passionate about CEO succession planning, executive assessment, leadership development, coaching and organizational culture. Mitsuhiro's devoted commitment to exceptional client service and to Spencer Stuart’s purpose to “discover and develop leadership for a better future” has earned him Spencer Stuart’s prestigious Lou Rieger Quality Award.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mitsuhiro was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where he was deeply involved in strategy and operations for technology, media and telecommunications companies. His responsibilities included developing strategies for client digital transformation (DX) and M&A while collaborating closely with Deloitte’s global teams.
  • Previously, Mitsuhiro was a global sales, marketing and business development leader at Sharp, based out of their Japan and European headquarters. This experience provided him valuable insight into diverse business cultures and the unique operational challenges.

Mitsuhiro holds a postgraduate diploma in organisational leadership from the University of Oxford, an M.B.A. from IE Business School and a B.A. in commerce from Waseda University.

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