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Ryoji Kimura

Managing Director & Partner; Global Leader, Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice


  • Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Strategic Planning


  • MBA, Dean’s List, HEC Paris School of Management
  • Specialized master in international risk management, HEC Paris School of Management
  • BA, Kyoto University

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Ryoji Kimura

Managing Director & Partner; Global Leader, Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice

Ryoji Kimura is a global leader of Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Finance & Strategy practice. He is also a core member of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice and BCG Turn, the firm’s turnaround and transformation practice.

Ryoji works closely with clients in the manufacturing, telecommunications, and media industries on corporate and business strategy, new business building, scenario planning, business model innovation strategy, transformation, and turnaround. He is passionate about helping client organizations make sustainable project and program impact.

Before joining BCG, he worked as a loan officer for North Africa at Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Inspiring and thought-provoking conversations with authors about influential ideas on business, technology, economics, and science.

22 Minutes | March 4, 2020

Competing in the Age of AI with Karim Lakhani

Listen to Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School discuss his new book about how AI is changing the way we think about competition, organization and business models.

19 Minutes | September 29, 2020

Outside the Box with Marc Levinson

"We're now moving into a fourth phase of globalization where it's really going to be services rather than stuff that's at the heart of global value chains.”

28 Minutes | July 15, 2020

The Ages of Globalization with Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sachs' new book describes the dynamics of globalization across history and how it has influenced and has been influenced by economy, culture, geography, and technology.

Recent Work

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BCG.COM | June 14, 2022

When Innovation Has No Borders, Culture Is Key

Many companies aspire to global diversity, but only a few achieve it. Here’s how leading organizations overcome cultural obstacles to build globally diverse teams.

Books | May 25, 2022

Untangling Conflict

Drawing on decades of lessons learned from supporting families and the businesses they own, the book brings conflicts to life through the lens of a fictional family and the business conglomerate they own.

BCG.COM | May 20, 2022

What AI Reveals About Trust in the World’s Largest Companies

BCG’s AI-based Trust Index enables companies to break down stakeholder perceptions of their trustworthiness. Analyses based on the Index have yielded valuable insights about what builds, sustains, or destroys trust.

BCG.COM | December 17, 2020

The Soft Rules of Family Businesses

Conflicts arising from emotions are rarely about material issues like money or other matters of self-interest. These "soft" issues are often harder to resolve than the "hard" stuff.

BCG Henderson Institute | May 14, 2020

The Challenge of Slow

Companies may be scrambling to deal with rapid global changes, but gradual shifts can also be difficult to navigate. Learn how to think and operate on multiple timescales.

BCG Henderson Institute | February 19, 2019

Winning the ’20s: The New Logic of Competition

Business leaders accustomed to a world of clear boundaries, familiar competitive arenas, and traditional strategic planning must master new dimensions of competition to succeed in the coming decade.