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Brunswick Group appoints David Ashton as Head of the Tokyo Office

David will work closely with Daisuke Tsuchiya, Head of Japan, to further strengthen the expanding global Japan business

November 30, 2022 – Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that David Ashton has been appointed Head of the Tokyo Office, effective immediately.

David will work closely with colleagues including Daisuke Tsuchiya, Head of Japan; Ken Shibusawa, Senior Advisor; Tereza Kaneta, Partner; and a wider team of Japan experts in Tokyo and around the world to strengthen further Brunswick’s capabilities in Japan.

Brunswick has advised clients in Japan for more than a decade. Since opening the Tokyo Office in 2020, the team has grown in size and capability, advising both Japanese companies and international clients with operations in Japan on their most critical financial, regulatory and political and social issues.

Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted that David has agreed to become Head of the Tokyo Office. He has played a central role in strengthening our capabilities and presence in Japan since the office opened in 2020 and is extremely well-placed to lead the Tokyo office as we continue to develop our Japan-related capabilities.”

About David Ashton

David joined Brunswick’s Hong Kong office in 2011, where he led the firm’s Insight practice group across Asia-Pacific. He relocated to the Tokyo Office in 2020 and has advised clients on a broad range of issues including crisis, M&A, cyber, activism, corporate reputation and corporate governance. He also leads the firm’s Financial Institutions sector team in Asia-Pacific. Before joining Brunswick, David worked in political polling in the UK with Populus (now Yonder Consulting) and BritainThinks.

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.

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