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African countries have massive potential for improving agricultural productivity. They could potentially be major global food suppliers in the future.

Takeshi Oikawa

Takeshi Oikawa began his career with Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo in 2011, moved to Johannesburg in 2013, before moving to the Nairobi office in 2018. Takeshi has over a decade of experience in Africa, working with both public sector and private sector clients at BCG, and while previously working at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He has supported African governments and private sector players on topics including investment promotion, market entry strategy, due diligence, strategy, and operating model.

Takeshi is a core member of BCG’s Global Advantage practice and has actively supported Asian companies with their business in Africa. Before he joined BCG, Takeshi worked for JICA for 11 years, where he specialized in social and economic development in Africa, including a three year stay in East Africa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational development
  • African consumer insight
  • Go-to-market in Africa
  • Change management
  • Agribusiness value chain in Africa
  • Private equity
  • International trade
  • Corporate development and finance

Education

  • MPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • BA, Keio University
Experts
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