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Richard Lyle

Richard Lyle
VP, Trade & FDI
Project Director, Japan
Richard worked for UK Trade & Investment helping British companies develop their business in Japan and Japanese companies expand their activities in the UK. His work focused on the Electronics, Life Sciences and Energy sectors and he helped companies such as Takeda, Sharp and Panasonic gain access to advanced technologies for use in production processes or final products. Prior to that, he worked for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in their international purchasing division, buying equipment for power plants.

Richard heads up our Government Services Unit maintaining client relationships and ensuring consistent delivery across all our offices in N.E. Asia. Through this work he is involved in Trade Development, Foreign Direct Investment and local representation. Richard has worked with the States of Missouri, Washington, Colorado, Maine and with UK Trade & Investment and Invest Northern Ireland.

Richard is also active in the industrial and energy fields as well as investment related projects, working with companies seeking strategic funding or M&A support. He is well connected with senior contacts in Government, their associated agencies, the venture capital community and in the industry sectors in which he has worked. Richard graduated from Imperial College, London, with an MSc in Environmental Technology and is fluent in Japanese having spent most of his professional career in Japan.

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