Brunswick further strengthens its strategic advisory capabilities in Japan.
October 3, 2023 - Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Akiko Karaki has joined the firm as a Partner in Tokyo.
Akiko brings more than two decades of strategic advisory experience across a range of sectors and practice areas. Most recently, she was a Partner at PwC’s Strategy&, where she advised consumer-facing companies, financial institutions and healthcare and life sciences clients on corporate strategy and sustainability-related matters. Prior to that, Akiko held senior roles at McKinsey & Company, J.P. Morgan and Credit Agricole.
At Brunswick, Akiko will strengthen the firm’s strategic advisory capabilities in Japan, advising Japanese companies globally and international clients with operations in Japan on their most critical financial, regulatory and political and social issues. Brunswick has advised clients in Japan for more than a decade and, since opening the Tokyo Office in 2020, the team on the ground has grown meaningfully in size and capability.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Akiko has deep experience in advising companies on their most pressing issues. She brings senior networks and strong leadership expertise, which will further enhance our capabilities in Japan, where we see significant opportunity to grow. I am delighted to welcome Akiko to Brunswick.”
On joining the firm, Akiko Karaki said: “Brunswick has an outstanding reputation for providing the highest quality strategic advice to clients globally, and I am thrilled to join the firm. I look forward to working with the team to help Japanese and international clients navigate the critical issues they face and engage with their most critical stakeholders.”
About Akiko Karaki
Akiko is a seasoned strategic advisor with extensive experience in professional services. For almost two decades, she has advised companies across a range of sectors on their most pressing issues. She joins Brunswick after a 15-year career at PwC’s Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company, where she was a Partner and on the Oversight Boards of PwC Japan and other PwC APAC entities. Prior to this, Akiko served in senior roles at McKinsey & Company. A trained lawyer, she also held senior Legal and Compliance roles with J.P. Morgan and Credit Agricole.
Akiko received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
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