Mr. Umezawa has advised leading corporations in Japan and the US. His areas of expertise include strategy, innovation, marketing and organization. He served the firm’s global board until 2014.
He has supported the Japanese government on developing the Cool Japan campaign and also sits on the Tax Commission organized by Cabinet Office and the Technology Advisory Committee for the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He appears as commentator on World Business Satellite, a business news program on TV Tokyo, and leads the NEXTOKYO Project, a future-vision project for urban planning, design, sports, art, and business in Tokyo.
Mr. Umezawa holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Tokyo and a master’s in business administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management.