The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and honoured David A. Wouters, Managing Partner of InterSearch Japan, with an award for his contribution as ACCJ's longest serving member. The ACCJ is the largest foreign business group in Japan.
Many respected leaders from Japan's business community congratulated David upon reception of the award. „I have found David to be a terrific sounding board and mentor not only for myself being a new member of the Tokyo business society since January, but a key contributor to my team and our organization's success” – commented Richard Valente, Director Japan & Korea of InterCall Japan, a subsidiary of West Corporation.
„David listens to our executive search needs and brings qualified candidates in a timely fashion. I rely on his professional expertise and continue to ask for new search necessary for our company growth” added Hiro Nishiya, Representative Director of Vorwerk Lux Japan.
David A. Wouters has a degree in Commerce from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from New York University. He was a Sales Manager with Mobil Petroleum in Singapore and a Marketing Manager with The Coca-Cola Company in Bangkok and later served Coke in Japan as Corporate Liaison Manager. In 1976 he set up the search firm Wouters & Associates, which became InterSearch Japan in 1991. David has edited several editions of the American Chamber of Commerce's Manual of Employment Practices in Japan, and a CCH publication, the Japan Employers' Handbook, which is used as an up-to date legal and business guide for the several thousand foreign businesses and government offices in Japan. He is a past Director and currently the Head of Training for InterSearch Worldwide.