Our Senior Management

Craig SaphinCraig Saphin

President and Representative Director en world Japan K.K.
CEO en world Group
Director en Japan inc

Craig joined en world in 2007. A member of the Board of Directors for en world and also a Director in the parent company, en Japan, he has overall responsibility for all permanent and contract recruitment services in Japan and Asia Pacific.  Prior to en world, Craig gained extensive Sales and Marketing experience in Asia Pacific with roles as EFI Japan President and Senior Director of APAC as well as 9 years experience at Fuji Xerox in Australia. Craig holds an MBA from the University of New South Wales (AGSM). A fitness enthusiast, Craig hails from Australia and moved to Japan for the 2nd time in 2000 with his wife. In the community Craig is the chair of the Japan based charity, TELL, and a member of the ANZCCJ executive committee.

Neal Walters

Executive Vice President

After working in education for a number of institutions in Osaka, Neal came to Tokyo to join en world in 2004. Neal’s focus is to apply creative but effective hiring solutions to solve companies’ Human Resource problems without consuming the client’s time and resources. Neal has been particularly successful in introducing Senior HR professionals to global companies across all industries in the Tokyo market. With fluent Japanese, and a very broad network in Asia Pacific and Japan, Neal has become a highly valued member of the en world sales force. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Neal has been living in Japan for approximately 18 years based both in Osaka and Tokyo.

Kevin NaylorKevin Naylor

Vice President, Operations

Kevin joined en world Japan in 2005 as a Consultant. He has spent most of his time recruiting professional Candidates in Accounting & Finance, Operations, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance for top Financial Services firms, especially in Securities, Banking and Asset Management.
Kevin was promoted to Senior Manager in 2011, broadening his coverage to include Accounting & Finance and IT along with Financial Services and starting up the Legal & Compliance Team. Kevin took over responsibility for the Nagoya Branch Office in 2013 and then added HR, GA and B2C Sales & Marketing along with sales support in 2014 upon promotion to Sales Director.
From April 1st, 2015, Kevin has shifted to a new role as the en world Vice President of Operations responsible for all of the firm’s internal Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and IT for the region.

Shugo FujiokaShugo Fujioka

Marketing Director Japan & APAC

After graduating from Chuo university in Japan, Shugo took charge of various marketing roles such as brand management, on-line/off -line advertisement, event management, creative work, customer relationship management and data analysis both on the B2B and B2C side, at Pepsi Cola, BMW and Citibank. He joined en world Japan as a head of Marketing in 2012 to oversee Marketing strategies and activities across the Asia-Pacific regions.  He is planning and executing different Marketing approach which fits to each market in Asia-Pacific region to increase corporate value.