Mai Watanabe
Mai Watanabe

Mai Watanabe

Senior Consultant
AI & New Technologies

Mai has been in the search business in Japan since 2011 as a researcher and had been a key resource to help consultants identify top untapped talent in the market, mainly working on retained searches across industries and functions.

She is always willing to go the extra mile to find the right talent for the clients.


After spending 4 and a half years as a researcher, Mai worked on a start-up project for a cyber security consulting unit of a global major consulting firm as a consultant.

Maximizing the market researching skills, she built a strong network in the cyber security industry, and also completed several unit start-up projects for global consulting firms.

Her strength is to introduce candidates with “high reputation in the market”.

Recently Mai has been focusing on identifying good candidates in the embedded/ IoT security as long as new technology industry such as AI, autonomous driving, drones etc.


Prior to joining RGF Executive Search Japan, Mai worked in a major game company and a textile company in Kansai region as a sales promoter, planning budgets and consulting for the sales representatives.


Mai received her B.A. in English from Kansai Gaidai University and speaks fluent English in addition to her native Japanese.


In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and jogging.

Her recent hobby is golfing.


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