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Our Leaders

Alexey Leyko

Alex Leyko

Director

IT/Digital/Internet

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With over a decade of continuous executive recruiting success, Alex Leyko, who has resided in Japan for the past 20 years, specializes in IT/High Tech industry, both B2B and B2C with a focus on multinational clients in SW, HW, Internet and Entertainment.

His broad experience also includes FMCG and Professional services. Fluent in both English and Japanese, Alex also loves to travel and surf.

Please contact him to discuss market information, career opportunities or seeking excellent people for your team.

Pawel Ciesielski

Pawel Ciesielski

Director

FMCG

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With over a decade of experience, Pawel is one of the premier recruiters in Retail & Luxury in Japan.

His main area of focus is Senior Executives for marketing-driven & customer-focused companies.

He specializes on C-level, General Management, Senior Marketing, Senior Sales and Senior Operations positions. He also leads the Consumer & Retail practice in Tokyo.

Pawel is originally from Poland, holds a master’s degree in Law from one of major universities in Poland and is fluent in Japanese.

Please contact him to discuss market information, career opportunities or seeking excellent people for your team.

Mark Raven

Mark Raven

Director

Healthcare

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Mark has over a decade of headhunting experience and a trusted reputation. He is one of the best-connected Headhunters within Japan's healthcare sector and has placed many key executives. He is EWC’s youngest ever Director.

He works with some of the top companies in healthcare. His wide network includes megapharma companies as well as small start-ups.

Mark is originally from London, England and in his spare time he likes to stay active - he has travelled to more than 50 countries and enjoys outdoor sports.

Please do reach out to him to discuss market information, career opportunities, or if you are seeking people for your team.

Steve Peak

Steve Peak

Senior Consultant

Microelectronics

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With two decades of experience working with East West Consulting K.K., Steve specializes in the various technologies associated with microelectronics such as semiconductor, energy, PCB, FPD, electronic materials and others.

He makes long term commitments to helping companies, provides stability and possesses a deep knowledge of the Japanese market. He has made numerous placements with sales people, engineers and presidents.

Please contact him if you are looking for a new career opportunity or hoping to expand your presence in Japan.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Senior Consultant

Real Estate

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Since joining East West Consulting in 2002, Brandon has become one of the top consultants in the real estate market. Many of the excellent candidates he has introduced over the years have become major players in the market today.

Positions include acquisitions, asset management, valuation, property management, architectural project management, interior design, facility management, SPC accounting, J-REIT, IR, etc.

Please contact him if you are interested in new opportunities or seeking excellent candidates for your team.

Nicolas Rafenomanjato

Nicolas Rafenomanjato

Senior Consultant

Retail/Luxury

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Since his transfer to Tokyo back in 2007, Nicolas has been a contributing force to our East West team within the past decade.

Following a career initialed in Europe within the field of retail luxury, Nicolas came onboard with extensive experience in consumer and retail industries both in house and as a consultant.

His main focus is in fashion, cosmetics and luxury consumer goods coupling as a career adviser and professional consultant.

Please contact him to discuss market information, career opportunities or seeking excellent people for your team.

Tyler Parnell

Tyler Parnell

Senior Consultant

Advertising & PR/Communications

Originally from Canada, Tyler owned and operated his own business before moving abroad to Japan. Joining East West Consulting in 2010 he was quickly promoted to Consultant and later Senior Consultant in less than 3 years.

He currently manages a team of 5 people specializing in all aspects of the advertising & communications industry. Tyler has earned success through his self-motivation, determination, and straight forward approach.

He is very confident in providing top quality service and proud of the strong, long lasting client relationships he has developed.

Please contact him to discuss market information, career opportunities or seeking excellent people for your team.

Christopher Weikel

Christopher Weikel

Senior Consultant

Osaka Branch Manager

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Christopher joined EWC in 2010. He is an active, well-connected member of the Kansai business community and has a deep understanding of the local market.

He works in a diverse range of industries, providing both retained and success-based search. He is a long-time resident of Kobe, but grew up in New York and Washington D.C.

Please contact him to discuss market information, career opportunities or seeking excellent people for your team.

Axel Chaoul

Axel Chaoul

Senior Consultant

Fashion/Retail/Ecommerce

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Coming from France, Axel joined East West Consulting in 2010.

He specializes in the fashion industry helping brands to grow and hire the best talent.

With a deep knowledge & experience with luxury, casual and ecommerce, he supports well-established brands as well as startup companies.

Axel has a wide network of executives for merchandising, communication, marketing, retail and business development roles.

Please contact him to discuss market information, career opportunities or seeking excellent people for your team.

Jeffery O’Harrow

Jeffey O’Harrow

Consultant

Finance

Fluent in both Japanese and English as well as maintaining an acute understanding in both cultures, Jeffrey’s background entails 5 years of experience as Vice President of Financial Services for JP Morgan back in the USA.

Having joined East West Consulting, his level of expertise lies in the financial services field including (but not limited to) Asset Management, Private Equity, Corporate & Investment Banking. He is the most likable and capable person to rely on to execute your needs.

Please feel free to reach out to him for Career Consultation, Career Development, Market Updates, and Free Advice.