John Tucker

John TuckerRegional Head, Japan
CDSi K.K. (CDS)

Regional Head, Japan
Chief Executive Officer, CDSi K.K.(CDS)

Mr. John Tucker is the Regional Head of Japan alongside leading the executive search team at CDS, which specializes in retained and contingent executive search for multinational clients seeking bilingual management talent in Japan. John also oversees RGF HR Agent Japan, which focuses on the middle manager positions and specialists recruitment in Japan.

Prior to joining CDS, John spent two years as Japan Country Manager for a global executive search and recruitment firm, where he led a turnaround of the business. Before that John worked in the U.S. for 10 years in senior roles for financial information and research companies, including a Reuters subsidiary and a Reuters-funded startup. During his first stay in Japan, John managed the Reuters Television news agency business and launched the Reuters Financial TV Service in Japan and across Asia. Previously he served as Managing Director, North Asia, for Thomson Financial, where he established the Tokyo and Hong Kong offices, and was a founding member of IR Japan, the first investor relations agency in Tokyo.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Honors from Harvard University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also completed a year of postgraduate study in Indian Philosophy as a Rotary International Scholar at the University of Madras (Chennai), India.

In his free time, John enjoys fitness training and scuba diving.

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