People

Olivier van Beneden

Enriched by his experiences in Japan and Japanese companies, Olivier van Beneden founded Japan Consulting Office to enhance mutual understanding between Europe and Japan. Active in the Japanese community in Brussels (chairman and member of the Friendship and Business committees of the Belgium-Japan Association and Chamber of Commerce), Olivier is familiar with the challenges that Japanese and Europeans face in working together.

He is a graduate of Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Kansai (MA) in Osaka, Japan. He lived in Japan for more than six years, working primarily in the consulting industry (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Upon returning to Belgium, he worked in a management position in the European headquarters of Bridgestone before starting Japanese Consulting office. Olivier is fluent in French, Dutch, English and Japanese.

Olivier is East Asia Business’ first Partner in mainland Europe.