Kaoru is an advisor to executives in the life sciences and high-tech industries for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting group. Based in Tokyo, she is a Partner with PwC Consulting LLC. She has more than 25 years of experience, especially in the areas of project and portfolio management in R&D. Kaoru has led various projects and organization assessments. She regularly presents at conferences and has published several articles.
Kaoru joined PwC when PRTM merged with PwC in 2011. Prior to joining PRTM, Kaoru served as the president of the Japanese subsidiary of a global consulting and software provider focusing on project and portfolio management, especially in R&D of manufacturing companies. Her responsibilities included development of corporate strategy and finance. Prior to this, Kaoru worked in an engineering company in Japan.
Kaoru earned her Master of Business Administration and is currently in the innovation major Ph.D. program at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.