Noel heads our Telecoms Practice and is also responsible for our innovation consulting business in Japan.
Based in Tokyo for the last 10 years, he joined us from Verizon Business where he provided mobile consulting services to Japanese enterprises. Prior to this, he spent five years at Vodafone’s UK Global Enterprise HQ, later transferring to Vodafone M2M’s Tokyo office.
Joining us in 2002, Noel has acted as business development manager for a number of venture-backed clients from Europe and North America. This included selling a Silicon Valley-based video startup’s technology to every major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, generating up to 25% of its global revenue.
Originally from the UK, Noel is fluent in Japanese, holds a degree in Japanese language and an MBA from INSEAD. In this spare time, he follows new tech trends, plays video games, listens to podcasts and reads. He’s also passionate about protecting the environment and studied Business & Climate Change at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.