Makoto Hara

Makoto Hara frontPartner, Family Business Leader, Japan

Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
33/F Kasumigaseki Bldg. 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6033, Japan

Phone: +81 80 6862 3013


Makoto Hara is the Leader of the Family Business Center of Excellence in Japan.


He joined EY in 2013 and was appointed Executive Director the same year. Makoto Hara has more than 5 years’ experience as a trusted advisor for family-owned businesses in Japan.

His main area of focus is the Japanese Government’s policy for Family Businesses. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is the main authority in charge of Family Business policy in Japan.

He is also extremely experienced in providing management consulting expertise to Japanese companies and others areas of government.


He had been a visiting professor and formerly a lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Ritsumeikan University. He is also a specialist in Management of Technology (MoT), a business management approach for the effective management of technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and people processes within the working environment.


His clients include the Japanese Government, Otsuka Pharma and Sogo Securities amongst others.

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