Yoichiro Sato

Yoichiro Sato

Director, Tokyo

Yoichiro Sato joined Brunswick in 2018 from Goldman Sachs Japan as the firm’s first appointment in Tokyo. Since his arrival, he has advised Japanese clients including Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking and Kirin Holdings on outbound communications, and foreign companies, such as L Catterton Asia, on communications within Japan.

At Goldman Sachs, Yoichiro worked in the office of Government Affairs, where he leveraged his 11 years of experience in political and regulatory developments from his time as a civil servant. He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan where he held several roles, including a two-year stint in Islamabad, Pakistan and a two-year station in New York, during which time he completed a Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University.

After returning to Tokyo, as Deputy Director for the International Economy Division, Yoichiro worked on the negotiations for the economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU before joining the office of the Prime Minister of Japan as his Special Assistant on foreign affairs issues. He then subsequently re-joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as Deputy Director of the Economic Policy Division where he promoted government initiatives supporting Japanese corporates in overseas markets.

In addition to his Masters, Yoichiro has a BA in Law from Waseda University, Tokyo, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Tokyo.