All Markets Japan Intralink has helped more than four hundred companies from America and Europe develop and execute strategies for Japan. We have been present in the market for over 25 years and have an unrivalled network that extends to C- and VP-level executives inside the leading Japanese companies across key growth sectors, such as automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals and telecoms. Since 1990, our Tokyo-based team has helped clients close deals worth many millions of dollars, from licensing arrangements with global Japanese corporations to distribution agreements with local resellers. Through our bilingual sector specialists we are uniquely positioned to identify, qualify and convert the leading opportunities in the market. Japan Leadership William Jasprizza VP, Head of Market Will graduated from Sydney University with degrees in Science (Biochemistry) and Law. He practised as a lawyer with a large Sydney law firm before moving to Japan in 1997 where he worked for local government. Since joining Intralink Will has developed in-depth experience across multiple sectors including telecoms, healthcare, automotive and retail. He is a fluent Japanese-speaker and heads up our Tokyo office. Richard Lyle VP, Trade & FDI Richard worked for UK Trade & Investment helping British companies develop their business in Japan and Japanese companies expand their activities in the UK. 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 group maintaining client relationships and ensuring consistent delivery across all our offices in N.E. Asia. He is a fluent Japanese speaker and is based in our Tokyo office. David Royer Project Director, Asia Inbound David moved from Montreal, Canada to Japan in 1998, initially working as an international liaison officer for local government. At Intralink, David has been involved in Adtech, Media, and Video on Demand projects, working with Japan’s leading advertising agencies, internet companies, carriers, systems integrators and content providers, as well as dealing with TV and mobile manufacturers. He is fluent in Japanese, English and French and is based at Intralink’s Tokyo office. Paul Mori Business Development Director, Open Innovation Paul is a dual Norwegian / Japanese national and grew up in Japan, Norway and the US. He completed his undergraduate degree in economics and political science at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and in addition holds a Master's degree in global politics from the London School of Economics. Since joining Intralink, he has worked in a business development role with various technologies ranging from medical devices to telecommunication software. Paul is fluent in Japanese, Norwegian and English and is based in Intralink's Tokyo office. Charles Cielo Project Director, Asia Inbound Charles has a Master's Degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Nagoya University. He has studied and worked in Japan since 2000, and is fluent in Japanese. Prior to Intralink, Charles worked for a multinational Pharma and as part of the Intralink Medtech and Life Sciences group, he has worked on market evaluation and pipeline licensing of biologics (DNA/peptide vaccine & antibody technologies) successfully unearthing a multimillion-dollar licensing opportunity with a major Japanese Pharma. Noel Pritchard VP, Global Open Innovation Noel heads up our team of dedicated Open Innovation specialists. Noel has lived in Japan for 16 years with experience working at Vodafone Global Enterprise and Verizon business, helping clients with innovation integration and deployment of new technology solutions. He and his team help Japanese corporates identify and engage the most interesting and relevant innovators around the world to collaborate with. Renata Naurzalieva Project Director, Asia Inbound Renata graduated from Moscow State Lomonosov University with a Bachelor in Economics in 2009 and more recently received a Masters degree in International Accounting and Finance at Cass Business School of City University of London. Since coming to Intralink in 2015, has been working on business development for companies in such sectors as telecommunications, software, cloud, AI and Big Data. Renata is fluent in Japanese and can speak four other languages. "Intralink have proved an excellent partner in Japan, enabling WD-40 to research a challenging and complex market."