4 January 2024

JAC Recruitment appoints Duncan Harrison as the new Managing Partner of VantagePoint

JAC Recruitment appoints Duncan Harrison as the new Managing Partner of VantagePoint

JAC Recruitment, a leading recruitment company with operations in 11 countries, has appointed Duncan Harrison as Managing Partner of its executive search brand VantagePoint effective as of 1st January 2024. VantagePoint established in Tokyo in 2012, is an executive search firm with a reputation in Japan for its expertise and track record in helping top global companies in the professional services, private equity and corporate brands sectors to strategically acquire senior management positions. The current Managing Partner of VantagePoint, Shaun Sundberg, is stepping down from his position.

Duncan Harrison has held the role of Managing Director of JAC International in Tokyo since August 2022, leading the expansion of that business into the mid to senior level recruitment market for foreign companies based in Japan. He will now take on the added responsibilities of overseeing the strategic growth of VantagePoint in both its existing Japan markets and also its latest move into the USA.

Hailing from the UK, Duncan has over 17 years of experience in the recruitment industry holding senior positions in Japan, Korea and China. “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead a strong team of people at VantagePoint who are market leaders within the Executive Search space. I am looking forward to working closely with the team as we look to further expand the company’s presence in both the Japan and US markets.” He stated.

Regarding the appointment, Hiromi Tazaki, Chairman and CEO of JAC Group, added “Duncan Harrison’s appointment as the new Managing Partner of VantagePoint will enable JAC Group to better equip itself to offer a more comprehensive view of the staffing needs of our client companies in today’s fast-changing business landscape. We see many exciting opportunities moving forward.”

About VantagePoint K.K.

VantagePoint K.K. is a subsidiary of JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd., a Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market listed company (TYO: 2124), founded in London in 1975 and part of a group with more than 1,700 employees in 30 offices in Japan, Asia and the USA.

Headquartered in Tokyo, VantagePoint is an executive search firm specialising in executive management placement, with its main clients being consulting firms, investment funds, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, IT companies and financial institutions.


About JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd.

JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd. is a global professional recruitment consultancy, headquartered in Tokyo, connecting specialist candidates with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines. Originally founded in London in 1975, JAC Group is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market (JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd - TYO:2124) and employs over 1,700 people across 33 locations in Japan, Asia, Europe, and the United States. The company’s professional international recruitment expertise provides specialist solutions to clients who are seeking to expand their reach within both their existing local and global markets.


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