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Sunday, June 23, 2024
Maki Kurosawa
Maki Kurosawa
Arthur D. Little
Partner, Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences and Consumer Goods Practices, Japan

Profile

Maki Kurosawa is a Partner at Arthur D. Little’s (ADL) Tokyo office, where she heads the Consumer Goods and Retail Practices and leads the Consumer Health Competence Center in Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice. ADL has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. The company has extensive consulting experience within the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Healthcare, and Life Sciences sector, supporting projects including strategy development and product development.

With more than 30 years of consulting experience, Kurosawa covers mid- and long-term corporate and growth strategy development, overseas business expansion, research and development, technology innovation, sustainability management, and commercial due diligence. She has extensive experience supporting leading Japanese and multinational companies in the fields of FMCG, nutraceutical ingredients, and consumer healthcare from B2B to B2C, helping clients to succeed in a changing business environment driven by disruptive technologies.

Kurosawa is a well-known expert and author on topics related to FOSHU and nutraceutical strategy development in the Japanese food and healthcare sector. She received a degree from Tohoku University in Japan, majoring in Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology.

As people, organizations and societies embrace change at pace, its leaders must anticipate, innovate and transform ever faster. We help our clients overcome today’s most pressing challenges and seize tomorrow’s most promising opportunities.

With a powerful blend of creative thinking and scientific rigor Arthur D. Little links people, technology and strategy to find original and pragmatic ways to accelerate performance, innovate through convergence and digital, and make a positive impact on the world.

Areas of expertise

Visionary leadership planning to mid-/long-term corporate, Business strategy planning including international business expansion, R&D, and technology innovation.

Group Overview

The consumer goods & retail market is being disrupted, reimagined, reinvented and disrupted again at breath-taking speed. Arthur D. Little is breaking into a new era of virtual shopping. New ownership models are emerging – with the demand for personalized experiences, products and services superseding traditional retail.

Only those who can understand the forces driving progress – and adapt – will flourish. Arthur D. Little’s retail consulting practice helps clients anticipate change, innovate and transform to push the limits of their performance and lead the way to a brave new world of retail.

From digitalization, to VR, sustainable production and beyond – their consumer goods & retail consulting team help clients harness new trends and technologies to stay ahead of the crowd.

BREAKTHROUGH INCUBATOR
Arthur D. Little creates step-out new businesses from ideation and insight to launch – innovating end-to-end at lower costs, and faster speed to market to meet changing consumer demands of the moment.

VISION & FUTURE INSIGHTS
Arthur D. Little uses the latest analytical tools and expert insights to identify key drivers in consumer goods and retail to anticipate the future and develop robust strategies for their clients.

STRATEGIC PLANNING
Arthur D. Little helps clients respond to a rapidly changing environment developing strategies to harness convergence and digital technology, improve speed to market and adapt to changing customer demands.

FINDING NEW GROWTH
Arthur D. Little provides external perspective and competences to identify new opportunities in adjacent and converging sectors that translate into practical avenues for growth.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The consumer goods industry is being transformed by digital technology. Arthur D. Little helps their clients stay ahead as change accelerates, helping them adapt to an ever-changing world.

M&A SUPPORT
Arthur D. Little helps consumer goods, retail, and investor clients to identify value in the market, execute effective business plans and complete transactions that realize potential.

PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE
Arthur D. Little offers a range of services to achieve performance excellence for consumer goods companies, focusing especially on R&D, Procurement, Marketing, and Quality functions.

Firm Overview

The world is moving faster than ever. The rules of the game are constantly shifting. People, organizations and societies are embracing change at pace and being reshaped by new technologies, deeper connectivity and the convergence of ideas and industries. And convergence isn’t just disrupting existing systems and markets – it’s creating entirely new ones, representing challenge and opportunity in equal measure.

Organisations are increasingly dealing with opposing forces which test their resolve. Performance today or innovation for tomorrow? Competition or collaboration? Investment in people or technology? Only those who can anticipate change, innovate and adapt will thrive and move ahead.

Arthur D. Little links people, technology and strategy to help clients balance these opposing forces, overcome today’s biggest challenges and seize tomorrow’s most promising opportunities.

As people, organizations and societies embrace change at pace, its leaders must anticipate, innovate and transform ever faster. We help our clients overcome today’s most pressing challenges and seize tomorrow’s most promising opportunities.

With a powerful blend of creative thinking and scientific rigor Arthur D. Little links people, technology and strategy to find original and pragmatic ways to accelerate performance, innovate through convergence and digital, and make a positive impact on the world.