Kentaro Iijima

Kentaro is currently President of Kentaro Office, a consulting office.

Prior to this he was Corporate Executive Advisor at Fujitsu Marketing Limited in Tokyo and before that he was Corporate Senior Vice President.

In March 2016, Kentaro set up his office ‘Kentaro Office’ at Shinagawa, Tokyo which is in charge of HRM and HRD.

Kentaro became a researcher of the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University from April 2016.

In 1977, Kentaro graduated from the faculty of law at the University of Tokyo and joined Fujitsu Limited. Between 1996 and 1998 he participated in the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM) at McGill University where he received the degree of Master of Management.

In 1999 Kentaro became General Manager of the HR department at Fujitsu Headquarters and in 2007 went on to become the Managing Director of the Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory. In June 2009 he was promoted to Corporate Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Marketing.

In June 2017 Kentaro became co-director of the Japan Module of IMPM.

From 2018 IMPM will be held at the five leading business schools around the world: Lancaster, McGill, IIMB, YNU (Yokohama National University) and FGV-EBAPE Rio.

Since 2013 Kentaro has been Vice Chairman, Japan Industrial and Commercial Basketball Federation and Chairman, Kanto Industrial and Commercial Basketball Federation (Kanto is the centre area of Japan which includes Tokyo).