SRi Focusses on Japan with New Appointment

Yusuke Isoda joins the Asia team with major global sporting events on the horizon

JAPAN, October 19, 2016 —SRi has expanded its offering into Japan with the appointment of exciting industry talent Yusuke Isoda as a Consultant, Japan.

Joining the SRi Asia team based in Singapore, Isoda will focus on his native Japan as the country prepares to host a number of major global events in the next four years, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games.

Supported by a team of multi-lingual researchers, Isoda will use his experience in Japan to further extend the company’s global reach that already includes offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK.

He began his career at Japanese recruitment giant Intelligence’s Tokyo HQ, before spending time at the company’s Singapore and Vietnam offices. Isoda joins SRi from global energy recruitment specialist Spencer Ogden.

Helen Soulsby, SRi’s Managing Partner for Asia, commented, “I’m thrilled to welcome Yusuke to the team at such a crucial time for our business in the region. Japan will play host to the world through the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympics, and Yusuke’s in-depth knowledge of the country will allow SRi to maintain our position as market leader for senior hires in sports, media and entertainment throughout Asia and beyond.

“Asia is a very diverse continent and this appointment further demonstrates our commitment to understanding each individual market in order to provide a premium tailored service and help transform the way the industry works across the region.”

Yusuke added, “I’m excited to be able to combine my recruitment expertise with my passion for sport in my new position. I’m looking forward to playing a major role in SRi’s continued expansion in Asia and helping to build SRi’s Japanese business.”

About Sports Recruitment International

SRi is the leading firm dedicated to the constant and growing demand for executive and management talent in sports, media, entertainment and fashion. Operating from offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK, our expert advisers provide search and consulting services operating as a global team, combining deep sector knowledge with world-class and cutting edge talent acquisition and management practice.

Helen Soulsby
Managing Partner, Asia

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