Aya Iinuma is a partner in our Tokyo office and leads the Financial Services Infrastructure sector. She also leads the firm's Legal Practice in Japan, recruiting senior leadership and attorneys within both in-house and in private practice firms.
Aya has spent the past 9 years in the search industry and during this time has extensively focused on financial services infrastructure assignments such as compliance, legal, audit, risk, finance, operations and IT. Aya has spent the past 5 years at Heidrick & Struggles during which she has completed a range of searches in her specialist areas, frequently working in a cross border capacity.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2006, Aya was a consultant at a Tokyo-based boutique executive search firm with a focus on legal function and professional services, where she completed numerous senior-level search assignments. Her career began with Mizuho Trust and Banking where Aya served for 12 years in corporate finance, distressed assets, and marketing and business planning areas.