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Company Profile

Company Name Katsura Suzuki Consulting
Address Office:
Waldmannstrasse 8, 8001 Zürich
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In Japan:
#3912, 6-20-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, 160-0023 Tokyo
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Telephone (Switzerland) +41 78 739 3917
(Japan) +81 90 5549 6679
President Katsura Suzuki
E-mail info@ksc-global.com
Founded KSC is Registered at the Zürich Commercial Registry in 1997

Management and Staffs

About Katsura Suzuki

About Katsura Suzuki

  • Toyo Eiwa Women's College, major in English Literature
  • MBA (European University, Lausanne)
  • Doctor of Business and Administration (University of South Australia, Adelaide)
  • Executive Search License (Federal and International) (1990)
  • Katsura has been consulting for the Japanese companies in Switzerland for more than 20 years (1989-2010)
  • She has been working for Japanese corporate and private clients, but also for professionals such as lawyers, service providers, government authorities in Switzerland and in Japan.
  • She has started to set up the Japan Desk at Ernst Whinney (1989-), being head of Japan Business Services in Switzerland at Ernst and Young, established KSC (1997-), and
  • Representing Switzerland for Japan Business of Ernst Young for audit, tax and transaction (1997-2010)
  • Japanese, English and German
  • Established Care Team Japan (2001)
  • Established Forum for Family Office (2010)

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KSC Team

Takayuki Furuhashi

Takayuki Furuhashi
International tax advisor

Education:
1984–1986 : Master of law in Nanzan Universirty
1973–1977 : Bachelor of law in Waseda University
Work experience:
Present Furuhahshi & Associates (Zeirishi Furuhashi Jimusyo)
Shinnihon Ernst & Young Zeirishi Hozin
Professional Services:
Tax and accounting advice for foreign corporations setting up business in Japan
Tax advice for domestic investment funds
Tax advice for domestic corporations setting up business overseas
Tax advice relating wealth management
Languages:
Japanese, English

Yoshinori Yamada

Yoshinori Yamada
Advisor

1946 : Born in Gifu Prefecture, grown up in Aichi Prefecture Living in Shinjuku, Tokyo from the 4th grade of Elementary school to now
1969 : Graduate from Keiko University, major in Economy Student time: Manager of Base Ball Club
1969 : work at Yasuda Life Insurance (current Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance)
2003 : resign managing director, member of the board of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance
2008 : Mizuho Trust Bank external auditor after being a president of a related company of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance. 2012 retired from Mizuho Trust Bank
Current : board of Tokyo 6 Universities semi-hard base ball association

Gwen Clayton

Gwen Clayton
KSC Switzerland Office, Translations (Japanese and German to English)

Gwen read Japanese Studies at Oxford University (1991-6) before studying law at the College of Law in London. As an English solicitor she worked in the UK and Japan including 1 year at the Legal Department of Itochu Corporation. Since 2007 she has been active as a legal translator. She is currently resident in Switzerland and has been working for Katsura Suzuki Consulting´s Switzerland Office since October 2010. She speaks English, Japanese and German. She is British.

Yumiko Ganarin-Sato
KSC Switzerland Office, Translations (English/German/Italian to Japanese)

Graduated from Waseda University, English School.
Worked as a translator at Bank of Tokyo, Head Office, Economic Research Department.
Since 1995 she was translating for a leading international accounting company in Zürich.
She has been working with Katsura Suzuki for more than 16 years.

Mai Nomura
Purpose Oriented Director

Mai originally from Japan has gained experiences from NZ, USA, Vietnam, Mexico and Hungary with 40+ countries to develop richness of life. After worked in financial industry to deal institutional investors globally, Mai devoted partnership projects in the area of International Cooperation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications to align with Millennium Development Goals from private sector. Currently, Mai is lecturer at Nihon University Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies and works at CEU Business School as well as IMPACT Foundation Japan.

Preferred partners

Business Alliance Partners 2011 (297KB)PDF

KSC's past work

  • Acting as coordinator for European reorganization project of company S (consumer products) over two years, liaising between Swiss management and Japanese head office management
  • Assisting with company incorporations, legal matters and accounting and tax matters on behalf of client companies
  • Acting as European agency for watch and fine tool production company K to enlarge the market in Switzerland and in Europe over five years
  • Establishing an European Head Office in Switzerland for financial company F and being sitting on board of directors for 5 years
  • Establishing an asset management company for food additives company S in Switzerland, taking care of the legal and tax issues, sourcing office and carrying out market research
  • Research work for a business area in Switzerland on behalf of Japanese research company N
  • Establishing an asset management company for M company family to provide inheritance tax solution, settling and managing the trust, assisting in creation of taxation scheme
  • Being family office advisor to the family S
  • Supporting Japanese market entry for Swiss products company H
  • Introducing suitable service provider for and assisting Japanese high net worth individual in his asset management
  • Annual speeches re business in Switzerland and in Japan; "intercultural business communication with Japanese and Swiss business partners" for Keiko, Rikkyo University students and St.Gallen and Zürich University students
  • Many seminars and speeches with Swiss Embassy/ Swiss Business promotion offices on different topics
  • Many seminars and speeches at associations and companies including Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Zürich), a Japanese mega bank, a Japanese security company, SAAJ (Security Analyst Association Japan), career forums
  • Providing training seminar at Swiss company A for their Japanese market management team