Martin Glisby, founding partner & CEO, has more than twenty years’ experience of business in Japan: as a chairman, CEO, board member, and trusted advisor to top executives in both Japan, Europe and the USA. In recent years he has specialised in immersive M&A consultancy, becoming a facilitator working alongside, and trusted by, top management of both partners in Japanese cross-border M&As. Martin Glisby is a Danish citizen, he is fluent in professional, business-level English and Japanese. He has published an internationally acclaimed book on tacit knowledge and several articles on Japanese management in business publications as well as contributions to academic publications. He has also given presentations at conferences and business gatherings in Europe, the USA and Japan.


Nigel Holden, partner & academic advisor, has been a professor in the UK, Denmark and Germany. Nigel Holden has published case studies of many prominent Japanese companies including NEC, Denso, Panasonic, Nissan and Yamanouchi. In books and research-based academic articles he has written widely on the impact of culture on cross-cultural knowledge flows and relationship building.