Takashi Mitachi is a Co-Chairman Japan of the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a BA in American literature from the University of Kyoto. Before joining BCG, he worked for JAL for 14 years, including a position as Manager of Corporate Planning at the Tokyo head office. In 1993 he joined the Boston Consulting Group and currently is a Co-Chairman of the Japan office and a member of BCG's Worldwide Executive Committee. He has led projects for both Japanese and multinational clients in a wide range of industries. He has been a member of Japan General Agenda Council of World Economic Forum, a Chairman of Committee on Medical and Welfare Business of Keizai Doyuukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), a Chairman of Airport Restructuring Taskforce of Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, a Board member to Japan Association of World Food Program and a regular commentator on World Business Satellite. He is an author of books such as "The BCG Way - The Art of Strategic Insight", available in Japanese and Korean and "Tsukau Chikara (being able to apply)", on leveraging knowledge and skills to achieve results.