Brunswick strengthens its Japan capabilities with appointment of Japan’s leading voice on stakeholder capitalism.
Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues firm, today announced that Ken Shibusawa has joined as a Senior Advisor in the Tokyo office. He will provide advice on a range of critical issues, including complex financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, and will meaningfully contribute to the continued growth of Brunswick’s Japan team.
Ken is recognized as Japan’s leading voice on stakeholder capitalism. He is Chief Executive Officer of strategic advisory firm, Shibusawa and Company, which he founded in 2001, and Chairman of mutual fund, Commons Asset Management, which he founded in 2008. He serves as a Director of Keizai Doyukai (the Japan Association of Corporate Executives), as a Steering Committee Member of UNDP SDG Impact, an Advisor to the Office of the President at The University of Tokyo and as a Visiting Professor at Seikei University. Ken is also a member of several key government advisory committees, including Prime Minister Kishida’s flagship “New Capitalism” panel.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ken to Brunswick. We advise many of Japan’s largest companies on their most critical issues, both in Japan and around the world. Ken brings exceptional experience of the capital markets and ESG issues, as well as far-reaching networks and extensive leadership expertise, which will be invaluable to our clients and to our growing Japan team.”
On joining Brunswick, Ken Shibusawa said: “I am excited to join Brunswick’s fast-growing and highly regarded Japan team. I look forward to helping to build on the team’s strong momentum advising both Japanese companies and overseas companies expanding in Japan on their most pressing issues.”
About Ken Shibusawa
Ken is recognized as Japan’s leading voice on stakeholder capitalism, in part due to his work in expressing the management philosophy of his ancestor Eiichi Shibusawa, the industrialist known as “the father of Japanese capitalism,” for the modern era. Ken is Chief Executive Officer of Shibusawa and Company, Inc., a strategic advisory firm for alternative investments, ESG / SDGs alignment and human resource development, which he founded in 2001. He founded Commons Asset Management, a mutual fund dedicated to delivering long-term investment opportunities to the Japanese household, in 2008 and serves as Chairman.
Ken currently serves as an Independent Director of Anicom Holdings, as an Advisor to the Office of the President at The University of Tokyo, as a Visiting Professor at Seikei University, as a Director of Keizai Doyukai (the Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and as a Steering Committee Member of UNDP SDG Impact. Ken is also a member Prime Minister Kishida’s special committee, the “New Capitalism” panel. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Japan Center for International Exchange. Earlier in his career, Ken spent five years at Moore Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, where he founded and managed the Tokyo office. He has also held roles at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
Ken holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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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Lisa Foley, Asia Managing Partner
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