Meet Our People

Kevin Naylor – Vice President, Operations

Tokyo

I joined the en world as a Consultant in 2005 on the recommendation of my best friend who was a client of en world. He was impressed by the quality of service delivered and dedication to excellence that he saw in comparison to other recruitment firms. Over the years I have experienced a lot and grown immeasurably thanks to the opportunities en world has offered. I have managed through a Global Financial crisis and, with the guidance of my firm, helped team members find new paths to success internally rather than an open door to the street.
I have been fortunate enough to be able to promote and help train the next generation of top performing young managers at en world. We all have been given the opportunity to help build en world, based on the values and successes of the past and with the opportunities only a large and global platform can provide. This is a rare and exciting chance which few people ever get and it is happening live, right now. Here at en world we are always in need of great people that bring new ideas and best practices to help us continue on to bigger achievements not only in Japan but globally.

Yu Sato – Vice President, Japan Sales

Tokyo

I joined en world in April 2008 as Consultant in the Supply Chain Management Division. You can say that joining en world changed me and my family’s outlook on life in a very positive way. I had 5 years of recruitment experience prior to joining and to be honest, I had no intention of changing Companies. However I was impressed by en world’s fair and competitive salary compensation schemes and I wanted to use my previous experience in the foreign recruiting market focusing on top level executives and using English and really challenge my potential.
The office environment has this good mix of being performance based but also focusing on having good teamwork and developing staff.  The people here are diverse, and are very passionate professionals that I really enjoy working with.

 

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Akiko Yoshida – Manager

Tokyo

My previous Manager in my old job joined en world in the summer of 2008, and she invited me to apply for the candidate coordinator position. The decision to join en world was really a mixture of several factors. The startup of the B2C Team, and getting to meet the (then) President of en world, my experiences during my half day inside the office and meeting the staff at en world. Daily, even though I feel pressure, and am busy during work, I can feel myself growing and becoming stronger in a professional sense which really gives me a sense of achievement. From when I started with en world in 2008, and subsequent promotion to Consultant in 2010, I have managed to produce top billing results in en world, and have been subsequently promoted to Team Manager. Working at en world has been my first experience in the world of recruitment and talent acquisition. Due to the support, advice and training available/provided by en world I’ve produced top billing results and I have a professional career that I’m proud of.
The work environment is such that everyone has such high levels of motivation, which in turn leads to a productive and positive work environment which I think is great. At the moment I’m working in the Industries of Apparel, Sports, Food, and Beverages, however as I’m meeting Candidates my industry knowledge and network has increased, which in turn helps to create a better relationship between myself and the client. I have become a trusted adviser.

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Sei Okaniwa – Manager

Tokyo

I joined en world Japan in 2010 as my first job out of University. Not knowing much about the industry, I was attracted by the power, energy, competitiveness as well as friendliness in the people. From then I have moved from a Candidate Coordinator, Candidate Advisor, Consultant, Senior Consultant, and now a Team Manager. I work with decision makers at global foreign capital companies in a range of industries to assist them in recruiting professionals in the Supply Chain Management space. I am constantly motivated by the positive competition we have in the office not only within my team but with others in other teams as well. It had definitely been a great ride so far and looking forward to even greater success