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Executive Search Firm Specializing in Bilingual Recruitment

Apex is a leading executive search firm based in Tokyo, specializing in the recruitment of bilingual professionals from mid to senior level management positions. We work closely with global companies already established in Japan, as well as start-ups looking to grow within the Japanese market. Our clients include many of the world’s top global brands as well as smaller up and coming companies. We are part of IRC Global Executive Search Partners, a global professional alliance of executive search firms with over 80 offices spanning 6 continents.

Apex was founded in 2010 by 5 experienced executive recruiters and at that time focused in the healthcare industry, specifically in Pharmaceutical, Science & Technology, and Medical Device. Since then, we have expanded into additional industries and currently have 9 teams covering: Banking & Financial Services, Consumer & Luxury, Supply Chain & Procurement, Legal & Compliance, Professional Services, and IT & Digital Media.


Apex Company History

Apex was established as a Healthcare focused Executive Search company in Shinbashi with three teams: Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Science & Technology.
● Number of staff: 5
Moved to new Shinbashi office to accommodate growth in our core industries.
● Number of staff: 8
Professional Services Team established.

Moved to first Ebisu office.
● Number of staff: 11
Legal & Compliance Team established.

Consumer & Luxury Team established.
● Number of staff: 18
IT & Digital Media Team established.

Won “Growth Company of the Year” for recruiting companies from Recruitment International.
● Number of staff: 34
Medimove brand launched.

Moved to second Ebisu office with room for 75 people.

Banking & Financial Services Team established.

Supply Chain & Procurement Team established. Won “Life Sciences Recruitment Company of the Year 2015” from Recruitment International.
● Number of staff: 45
Won the “LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged” award in 2016 (Medium Enterprise, Asia).
● Number of staff: 54
Launched Apex’s 20 day intensive training program for new hires.

Apex’s first CSR initiative at TELL’s Tokyo Tower Climb supporting World Suicide Prevention Day. Won the Most Fundraised award.
● Number of staff: 57
Won “Best Recruitment Company To Work For” from Recruitment International.

Won “Branding Excellence” and “Recruiter Performance” awards from LinkedIn.
● Number of staff: 60
Won “Healthcare & Life Sciences Recruitment Company of the Year” from Recruitment International.
● Number of staff: 66
Expanded and renovated Ebisu office to accommodate growth in all industries, with room for more than 110 employees.
● Number of staff: 70
Won “Executive Search Company of the Year” from Recruitment International.
● Number of staff: 80

Apex delivers strong profile and highly skilled candidates that match the job description requirements. Their candidate know how, network and experience helped us to initiate contact and integrate the candidate into our company. We are very happy with the candidate selected by Apex. K.K. consulting service. Thank you for the professional recruitment consulting service throughout the selection and follow up. We really appreciated it and strongly recommend Apex.

APAC Head of Supply Chain

Global Healthcare Company