Tom Nakajima is a seasoned leader, and has lead a number of well-known foreign capital firms in Japan. He has a strong background in marketing and management with global corporations.


Over his career, he has reinforced management platforms, acted as a change agent, and contributed to market share growth in the fast moving consumer goods and intangible property industries.

Since 2013 Tom has been a Representative Director of Interlink Ltd. and AMA Executive Coach.

In 2011 Tom became General Manager of McCain Foods (Japan) Ltd. His role was to expand sales of imported frozen foods to fast food retailers, hotels, restaurants and participate in planning of global mid-to-long term strategy as member of global leadership team.

In 2010 he took on the role as Director of Interlink Ltd. Consultancy for M&A, strategic alliance, brand marketing.

In 2004 Tom became the President of Newell Rubbermaid Japan, Ltd. He reshaped the organization and expanded sales of leading brands of fine writing instruments including Parker and Waterman.

Tom was elected as President of Ben & Jerry’s Japan, Ltd in 2000, where he built and led a professional team of members to execute grass root marketing and CSM and expanded the distribution of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; specially developed for Japan, into major CVS.  In 2002, the company was taken over by Unilever and assumed the role of liquidator.

1995: President for both Virgin Cola Japan, Ltd and Cott Japan Ltd.
1991:  Managing Director of Warner Bros. Japan
1985:  President of 7-Up International Japan
In 1987, 7-Up International was take over by PepsiCo.  Contributed to a new business strategy for the Japan market.
1978:  Field Rep and Marketing Manger of Dr. Pepper Japan Co.

Training & Development Philosophy:

I strive to develop an open atmosphere and foster straightforward two-way communication. In this environment, it is easier to lead others to new insights and higher levels of understanding.

Area of expertise: 
Executive coaching, leadership, strategic planning, marketing, management and succession program.

Tom Nakajima
Tom NakajimaCommercialisation Specialist - Japan