Asuka Takaoka

Asuka Takaoka

Organizational Behavior and HRM
DBA, School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School
MBA, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University


Asuka Takaoka has extensive experience in consulting across the globe. For the past 13 years, she has worked at Mckinsey Frankfurt and Tokyo offices where she has done broader management consulting, followed by human resources consulting in London and Tokyo. Most recently, she has taken the regional role in Asia for the assessment practice at Willis Towers Watson, a leading human resources consultancy. Her expertise lies in CEO succession planning, executive assessment and development, and board effectiveness.

While teaching at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, she continues to do research around the corporate governance agenda at her alma mater, Hitotsubashi University. She is a member of the Japan Association of Corporate Directors and holds qualifications for the British Psychological Society, Hogan assessment, OPQ assessment, and Saville assessment.

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