David is heading our practice Market Performance, Negotiations, Customer Relationship Management
CEO Asia, 25 years experience in Cross Border Management. Has set up and run production operations and negotiated alliances in Japan, Korea and China. Has managed global teams across Asia, Europe and NA. Expert facilitator in complex situations requiring analysis beyond measurable facts.
Markus is heading our practice Strategy Implementation, Interim-Management, Change Management, M&A, Restructuring, Sales-Channel-Management & Product-Management
A Founding Partner of CBI Partners with more than 20 years of experience in cross border strategy creation and implementation. He supported IPOs and managed global businesses as board-member of S-DAX companies.
He set up the first European, non-Joint Venture 1st Tier automotive production facility in Japan, has managed production projects in Korea, China and India. He is an operational expert with a high focus on target setting and achievement. He also is our lead partner for sales- and sales-channel-management and product management in complex global organisations.
He is further deeply involved in EV development projects since 2011 when was a board-member of SIM-Drive, a spin off of Keio University and in the board of stEVe, a newly formed Joint Venture between SIM-Drive and Tokyo R&D. He also supported the turn-around of a European Food Ingredients company in Japan as Representative Director.
Chiaki is heading our practice Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Training
Learned to manage the interface between Japanese Market and Western Head-Quarters for 20 years. As a board member for human-resource, marketing, P&R and administration she holds a wide experience in how foreign companies have to be managed in Japan in order to perform according to Japanese customer’s requirements. Her practical experience combined with various certificates like MBTI or re-teaming enables her to manage HR and build teams across borders.
Tilo is heading our practice RISK Management, Process Management, Project Management, Sustainability, Financial Services
20 years experience in Cross Border Management. CEO in Japan and Director Corporate Strategy and Finance in Germany. Has set up greenfield operations and JV companies in Asia and has successfully re-engineered and re-positioned running companies. Strong focus on strategy, finance and operational management.
German / Japanese bilingual economist with engineering background, specialised in Japanese-European automotive issues. Contributed in major cross-border consulting projects, including strategy implementation and market entry. He also wrote articles and reports about the Japanese automotive industry.
Automotive expert, 40 years of business experience in the Japanese automotive industry. Board level experience at Japanese OEMs and Tier 1&2, managing (cross border) projects and business relationships with Japanese and foreign OEMS and major suppliers, contributed to the development / launch of large number of vehicles.
Bryan is heading our practice IT Strategy which evaluates current and possible technology platforms considering desired features and functions against total cost of ownership; platform lock-ins; security; privacy and re-useable non-proprietary skill development.
CTO, Director of Engineering and Complex Systems Technical support across Asia Pacific for over 30 years he has designed and implemented support and sustaining engineering groups in Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia.
Disinterested in opinions he tries to get to the root cause of complex technical, business process and organisational issues.