Kohtaro Miyagi is the non-executive Chairman of Nardello & Co.’s Japan Practice. Based in Tokyo, Kohtaro has a wealth of global corporate experience accumulated during more than 40 years working for Canon Inc., one of Japan’s most prestigious corporations. This included serving as a member of the Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company’s board of directors from 1995 to 2001. Kohtaro spent approximately half of his career with Canon overseas, initially in Holland before further assignments as Managing Director and CEO of Canon Australia, Canon Singapore and Canon Hong Kong. He also sat on the board of the Japan Corporate Auditors Association from 2001 to 2004. Upon his retirement from Canon in 2004, Kohtaro was an official Advisor to the company for five years, and concurrently spent two years lecturing MBA students at Tokyo’s Aoyama Gakuin University in strategic marketing. In 2006, he was appointed a non-executive director of Tokyo-listed Sumida Corporation, a global manufacturer of inductive components and modules. He held this position until 2014.
Kohtaro graduated from Keio University in Tokyo with a Bachelor of Law degree.