Takashi Mitachi is a senior partner and managing director in BCG's Tokyo office and cochairman of BCG's Japan operations. He has been named to the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics, a group of leaders from all sectors who collaborate to find ways to better manage integrated works of geopolitical and economic matters.
His work on the council has included examining the implications of trade blocs on global and economic growth and, ultimately, on businesses and consumers. He shared his views in a March 2015 blog on the Financial Times site, "Divisive Trade Blocs Set to Punish Customers." The work reflects research and findings captured in the report issued by the council, Geo-economics: Seven Challenges to Globalization.
Previously, Takashi served on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Japan, focusing primarily on capturing the lessons about what worked and what didn't work after the earthquake—to help Japan and other nations prepare for and navigate future natural disasters.
"Oftentimes, there are significant challenges posed by large issues that span the public sector, the private sector, and academia. So having people with diverse backgrounds is essential to coming up with a cohesive way to tackle them. In my opinion, the Global Agenda Council is a perfect example of how BCG can be a partner to the global society and contribute to solving those issues.
"To position BCG as a peer organization among this group, and for me to be at that table, has been great way for me to enhance my client-service perspective."
Takashi Mitachi is a senior partner and managing director at BCG in Tokyo.