President and Representative Director en world Japan K.K.
President en Japan inc
Takatsugu graduated from Doshisha University in 1995 and joined Nihon Brain Center, the predecessor of en-japan inc. After spending time working in sales division, he was assigned to the education and evaluation services division. Through this experience, Takatsugu built up a comprehensive overview of the recruitment industry as a business head. In January 2000, he was appointed CEO of en-japan, a spinoff of Nihon Brain Center’s Digital Media Division. In June 2001, the company made its initial public offering on Nasdaq Japan (now TSE JASDAQ). Takatsugu led the company through a rapid period of growth as the Manager of Sales, became Managing Director in March 2008, and Representative Director of en-japan in June 2008. From 2010, he also became a board member of en world Japan K.K and take on the role of President and Representative Director from 2016 March.
Vice President, Japan Sales
Yu joined en world Japan in 2008 as a consultant in the Supply Chain Management Team after being involved in business development in the APAC market at JAC Recruitment in Japan. Yu won top sales awards several times, with a talent for always striving to build long-term and trusting relationships by offering just that much extra service to exceed customer expectations.
To add to his work in the Supply Chain & Procurement Division, Yu was then promoted to Senior Manager responsible for the Life Sciences Team Division, and the organization was expanded to seven teams with 40 people. Through his position as sales director overseeing the IT Division as well as the Nagoya and Osaka offices, Yu was appointed to the position of Vice President, in charge of the permanent recruiting business in the Japan market.
Vice President, Operations
Kevin joined en world in 2005 as a Consultant. In late 2008, after the Global Financial Crisis started to affect the recruiting business, Kevin helped to consolidate the Banking and Finance Team which specialized in Securities, Banking and Asset Management with the Financial Services Team which had been exclusively Real Estate and Insurance focused. The new Financial Services Team, which covered all markets in financial services, weathered the crisis to emerge stronger than ever with the current Team containing several of the best recruiters in their fields. Kevin was promoted to Senior Manager in 2011 and also was promoted to Sales Director in 2014. He currently supervises APAC sales and Project and Contract Specialist Division.
Originally from Kansas in the United States, Kevin graduated from Pennsylvania State University with an MA in English Language and Literature.
Marketing Director, Japan & APAC
After graduating from the Chuo University Faculty of Commerce, Shugo has been involved in a diverse range of marketing activities such as advertising, event planning, creative work, customer behavior analysis and market research with global companies in different industries, such as Pepsi-Cola, BMW and Citibank, prior to joining en world Japan in 2012. Shugo supervises the planning and execution of marketing strategy in en world for the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan. He also aims to improve corporate value in different ways, while understanding and analyzing customer behavior and international market conditions.