Paul Yonamine is the Country General Manager and President of IBM Japan. IBM Japan is the most successful and strategically important overseas unit of the IBM Corporation, with second largest revenue size next to the United States.
Mr. Yonamine has devoted his career to promoting globalization of Japanese corporate management and operations since 1979 when he joined Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company (subsequently renamed to KPMG LLP) as a CPA and management consultant supporting U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese companies. Before joining IBM Japan, Mr. Yonamine was President of Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd. where he founded the first consulting and solutions business for Hitachi, Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Yonamine was in the Aloha State serving as Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was also Chairman of BearingPoint Asia Pacific, President of KPMG Consulting Japan, and National Partner-in-Charge of Japanese Practice Consulting and Managing Partner of Hawaii Operations for KPMG LLP.
Mr. Yonamine is Chair of the U.S.-Japan Council Board of Councilors and a Board Member of the American School in Japan. He also is a Member of the World Presidents Organization and Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) in Japan. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, holding a B.S. in Accounting.