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- Kota Murakami 2
- Managing Director, Japan
Kota Murakami is Managing Director, Japan at Essence, a global data and measurement-driven media agency that is part of GroupM.
Leading Essence in Japan, Kota is responsible for driving continued client-centric innovation in data, analytics and technology, as well as business growth and company culture for the agency in the market. As part of his role, he is also a member of Essence’s APAC leadership team and GroupM Japan’s executive committee.
Kota has strong experience in leading change management from both a global and local lens, focusing on diversity and inclusion in organisations and talent. As an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, he applies coaching principles to his craft and volunteers as a coach in Essence’s leadership training programme in APAC.
An economics graduate from New York University, Kota has also served as an interpreter and translator in the United States. In his free time, he enjoys watching trains, building sandcastles and reading books with his two young sons.