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エー・ケー・アイ・ジャパン

Your Bridge to Asia

David Syrad

CEO & Founder

About AKI Japan

Since 2006

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Automotive, Industrial equipment, Medical equipment, ICT, Software
Nutraceutical and Beauty products & Leisure goods

Negotiation Experience

A.K.I. consultants all bring long-experience of successful cross-border negotiations.
We can advise on negotiation strategy, coach negotiators and negotiate on behalf of clients.

Performance Improvement

Real experience of managing teams across borders and cultures allows us to help identify and remove obstacles to high performance both internally and in customer and supplier relationships. Our team provides a temporary resource to bridge cultural gaps during times when change is required and the organisation is under pressure.

We have led project teams to breakthrough results and can assist your teams to do the same.

M & A Support

Target/Partner Search, Introduction, Negotiation, Interpreting & Provision of Interim Management Resources as well as  Legal and Financial Services, Pre-deal facilitation
Post Merger Integration Planning & Strategy Implementation and Business Plan Execution

Feasibility Studies

Business Start Up

A.K.I. consultants call on their extensive experience in setting up and running operations in Japan when carrying out client feasibility studies and assisting in start up activity.

Interim Management

Representative Directors

A.K.I. associates all have extensive experience of growing and restructuring businesses in cross-cultural, cross-border situations.

We can provide immediately effective, hands-on resources to deliver specific projects or resolve specific problems.

Strategy Creation & Implementation

Especially in Automotive Systems and Components , Medical and Pharmaceutical, Industrial Systems Mechanical Engineering & ICT

Sales Representation

Relationship Improvement

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Mazda, MMC, Daihatsu, FHI, Isuzu, Hino, Fuso, Nissan Diesel, JTekt, NTN, Kasai, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Murata, Kenwood, Hitachi Medical, Toshiba Medical, Shimadzu, NSK Nakanishi, Yoshida, Osada, Mitsui Mining and Metals, EMC Japan

About David Syrad

David has set up and grown businesses in Europe and Asia, achieving breakthrough results in sales, cost-reduction and quality performance.

His latest venture, FlowGen GmbH, founded together with Dirk Kuester, is a Swiss-based start-up manufacturing compact, high-efficiency wind turbines. Flowgen wind turbines bring large wind turbine levels of energy conversion efficiency and cost per kWh to the small wind turbine market. Flowgen is in discussion with electricity companies, facilities management companies, electric vehicle manufacturers, stadiums and numerous other electricity producers and users across the globe.

David has set up, grown and restructured businesses in Europe and Asia and has extensive experience of building and working with teams from N and S America. He has managed global business relationships with Japanese customers and partners for 32 years and has 28 years’ experience in the automotive industry. This has brought a wide network of connections.

David’s connections in the Japanese automotive industry, combined with a deep understanding of Western and Japanese business and culture, allow him to initiate and manage relationships and guide clients to successful results.
In addition to managing commercial and technical discussions he acts as interpreter during meetings with Japanese customers. He has managed technical and commercial meetings in a wide range of areas – engine components, transmissions, chassis and suspension, body and roof systems and motors/electronics.
He has negotiated M&A, JV and Alliance deals and managed numerous difficult commercial discussions in Japanese on behalf of AKI customers.
David is a member of: The Japan Strategic Management Society, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Mayor of Osaka’s Foreign Business Network, Organising Committee for Hope International Japan
He has been the face of CIE Automotive in Japan since 2008.

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David Syrad

CEO of AKI LIMITED

The Japanese laugh at their own obsession with risk in a traditional saying “We even check before every step when crossing a stone bridge (Ishibashi wo tataite wataru)” – everyone knows a stone bridge is safe, but they check anyway.

Japanese OEMs control over 30% of global vehicle production Japanese companies are hierarchical and many decisions are ultimately taken in or strongly influenced by Japan

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  • Company Name:

    AKI JAPAN LIMITED

  • Phone 携帯

    080-3403-2260     |   +81 80-3403-2260

  • Address

    4-14-15 Aogein, Minoh-shi Osaka  〒562-0025

  • 会社名

    エー・ケー・アイ・ジャパン株式会社

  • 代表

    代表取締役社長 DAVID SYRAD

  • 本社所在地

    〒562-0025大阪府箕面市粟生外院4-14-15