Naoya Atarashi


Naoya Atarashi covers the Industrial and Advance Technology practices in the Tokyo office of DHR International.

Naoya has expertise in the fields of factory, process, and logistics automation. He has experience in the areas of Industry 4.0 and IoT as well as the renewable energy industry, where demand is growing worldwide.

With 10 years of experience in executive search, Naoya has placed executives ranging from Managing Directors, Heads of Departments, and executives in Sales and Engineering positions. His typical clients are growing, global multinational corporations that are expanding their business to Japan. Naoya was key member in projects to establish Japanese subsidiaries of several multinational companies where he identified and recruited the entire founding leadership team.

Prior to entering executive search, Naoya managed vehicle glass sales to Japanese automobile manufacturers at a Mexican-capital glass manufacturer, where he built his first connections in Automotive industry.

Naoya has lived, studied, and worked in Japan and overseas, which allows him to fully understand the challenges of global businesses due to the cultural differences in thinking styles. To introduce the best global talent who are well-versed in the Japanese market and who will drive the company’s success in country, Naoya’s process includes conducting market research, followed by very detailed and thorough interviews.

Naoya is living in Tokyo. After graduating from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, he moved to Mexico before returning to Japan.

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