Edelman Global Advisory names Yuichi Kori as Managing Director, Japan

August 30, 2022 – Government advisory and corporate public affairs leader Yuichi Kori has joined Edelman Global Advisory (EGA) as Managing Director for EGA Japan.

Kori brings to EGA more than 20 years of experience working in government affairs, marketing, finance and advisory with leading Japan-based companies and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Prior to joining EGA, Kori worked with the ORIX Corporation as head of that firm’s Government Relations/Public Affairs Team in Tokyo. In that capacity, he was responsible for the overall government relations, policy, and public affairs of the New York Stock Exchange-listed ORIX Group, one of the world’s largest diversified financial services companies. His work at ORIX focused on developing and implementing government relations and public affairs initiatives in the energy, automotive, and financial sectors, among others. While at ORIX, Kori was based for more than two years in the company’s Shanghai office where he worked to expand the company’s business throughout China.

Kori has an extensive network of contacts within Japan’s political, economic, academic and non-governmental arenas established through his time at ORIX and METI. During his more than two-year tenure with METI, he served in the Macro Economic Affairs Division of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau where he gained a deep understanding of Japanese political affairs, the domestic and overseas macro-economic environment, and the impact of global developments on various industry sectors in Japan.

“I am excited to be joining the growing global network of EGA as we continue to elevate our strong advisory services portfolio in Japan and globally. Recent geopolitical and economic events have shown the importance of a presence in Japan for more and more multinational companies. At the same time, Japanese companies continue to be some of the largest investors in markets around the world. These factors create needs for the market entry, stakeholder identification and engagement, and government relations support that EGA provides in Japan and internationally,” said Kori. 

“As one of the world's largest economies, Japan is an essential part of the growth strategy of Edelman Global Advisory,” says EGA Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Lehr. “We are pleased that Yuichi Kori, a distinguished professional in government affairs and advisory services, has agreed to join our team. We are confident in his ability to provide quality service to the existing EGA clients as well as help to grow our business in Japan and expand our capabilities the region."

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