Arvind Ganapathi

Principal Consultant

Arvind Ganapathi

  • #B2B IT
  • #manufacturing
  • #finance (PE/asset management)
  • #media industries
  • #introductions

As a headhunter, I strive to be a comprehensive solution for candidates and clients. Specializing in a specific industry has limitations in providing objective and dynamic career advice. I offer a bird's-eye view across all industries, providing differentiation and added value to professionals. With my own job-changing experience, I understand the importance of offering this unique and valuable perspective.

With full competency in the Japanese language, Arvind has built a successful career recruiting in Japan across several dynamic industries including but not limited to B2B IT, manufacturing, finance and media sectors. In 2019, Arvind became ESP’s Head of Media, Advertising & Digital as well as Principal Consultant. He has closed multiple positions at senior and executive level including CEO, Executive Managing Director, President of Overseas Subsidiary, General Manager and Business Unit Managers.

After graduating from Arizona State University and Waseda University, Arvind's career began as an SCM/Logistics consultant at Ralph Lauren Japan. Before joining ESP, he worked at RECRUIT-RGF Professional Recruitment placing candidates in the Media & Advertising industries, including C-suite level positions.

He enjoys playing guitar and saxophone, high-performance cars, playing and following football and traveling both locally and internationally.


  • Industries: B2B IT (SaaS, Cloud Vendor, PaaS), Consulting, Finance (PE / asset management / fintech), Media / Advertising, manufacturing (Apparel / Automobile / Electric / FMCG / Luxury / Food, etc.), Internet / Web, Venture Capital
  • Roles: M&A / PMI, Business Planning, Business Management, Marketing (on/offline), Finance (PE / Asset Management /Sales) / Risk management), PR, Business Development, Sales, Accounting (Controller, Accountant, etc.) Finance, Human Resources, IT sales, Engineers (Software /Apps / IT PM/UX / UI), Creative (Creative/Art director, Copywriter)
  • Overseas projects in cooperation with our Singapore office: Country Head, CxO, Business Development across Asia


  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Native


  • Guitar
  • Saxophone
  • German cars
  • Football
  • Travelling (both domestic and international)

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