Naoki AraiManaging Partner
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Naoki Arai founded and manages YCP Shanghai, Inc., and is in charge of investments and management services for retail, e-commerce and services industries in China.
Prior to joining YCP Group, Naoki served at the Japan Research Institute, where he sought to launch new businesses in environmental energy while supporting the launch of other businesses and government-led policies. Since May 2009, He moved to Beijing, China and founded JRI's Beijing office, where he provided consulting services for Chinese municipal governments and offices.
Education: B.S. and master's in Engineering from Kyoto University
Previous work experience: Japan Research Institute
YCP Solidiance is an Asia-focused management consulting firm. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong and present across other 20 key markets in the Asia Pacific, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
YCP Solidiance is a merged entity between two regional management consulting firms: YCP Group and Solidiance – each was established in 2011 and 2006, respectively. Upon the official merger in 2018, the company is now operating across 20 key markets in the Asia Pacific, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.