Weekdays: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Luke Palfreeman,
OfficeTokyo Office (Headquarters)
TeamAutomotive & Vehicle Division
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
EducationUniversity of Sheffeild
QualificationB.A. in Japanese Language

Luke Palfreeman

Senior Consultant

Automotive & Vehicle Division

The Automotive and Vehicle Division offers recruiting services for highly industry-specialized positions (sales, engineering, marketing) within Automotive and Vehicle manufacturers (OEM, Tier 1 & Tier 2) as well as agents/distributors across both domestic and international companies. We are able to able support a wide range of individuals across the market through a complete consultation process which involves total market overviews, industry specific hiring trends, in depth and strategic interview preparation, effective negotiation, and continuous support throughout the full recruitment cycle. We have a winning track-record in successfully helping candidates achieve their career goals through building a trusted and honest partnership.


Luke was born and raised in a town just outside of Manchester, North England. Entering University he studied East Asian Studies and came to Japan to participate in the Sophia University Study Abroad Program. After graduating, he returned to Japan to work with Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Kawasaki. There he did market research for the latest technology related to next-generation powertrains for the Automotive industry. During his time there he also implemented a new hiring scheme to help find talented international interns to support the teams there. Wanting to further his Japanese skills and participate in sales, he decided to enter Japan’s oldest fire alarm manufacturer to do International Sales, being the only non-Japanese employee based in Japan. Realizing that his passion was working with people and wanting to utilize his previous industry knowledge, Luke decided to enter en world as a Candidate Coordinator. He was quickly promoted to Consultant and is now a key member in the B2B Sales & Engineering team specifically for Vehicle related positions.