Arthur Bastian

Senior Manager
in Tokyo, Japan

I’m an American who has based my family and professional life in Japan for nearly 30 years. I have a degree in physics and an MBA, and I’ve worked in both industry and consulting. My passion is to help leadership teams better connect to the world by bridging gaps in technology and business, building collaborative cross-cultural teams, and problem solving in challenging international environments. I work with executives and upcoming leaders to plan and execute programs that help organizations and people achieve their goals.

Arthur Bastian

About me

My Areas of Expertise: Product Innovation, Development and Launch; Market Strategy and Portfolio Management; Global Governance and Operations;  Leadership Development

My Sector Focus: Life Sciences; Specialty Materials; Automotive

My Languages: English, Japanese, Mandarin

My Education: BS Physics at Oregon State University; MBA at Cornell University’s Johnson School.

My Experience:

Strategic/Governance: Redesigned a major Japanese firm’s global go-to-market and governance model to align and optimize local and  international operations and accelerate sustainable growth.

Site Transformation: Supported a post-merger integration of a Japanese firm’s clinical operations, including organization, processes and IT systems, in order to seamlessly support global studies.

Innovation: Led innovation and strategy planning workshops focused on instilling a continuous transformation mindset in the Asia Pacific leadership team of a rapidly growing medical device firm.

R&D Excellence: Conducted an operational assessment of a global firm’s R&D practices in China that identified opportunities to localize designs and sourcing and decrease time to launch.

Team Effectiveness: Implemented an executive coaching and competencies development program for a Medical Affairs leadership team to improve global collaboration skills and professional impact.

Operational Assessment: Conducted a benchmarking study on a Japanese biologics production facility which identified opportunities to double productivity.