Weekdays: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Simo Holttinen,
OfficeTokyo Office (Headquarters)
TeamHuman Resources & Corporate Affairs Division
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese, Finnish
EducationRitsumeikan Asia Pacific University
QualificationMaster of Science

Simo Holttinen


Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Division

The HR and Corporate Services Division has been a pillar of en world’s business for over 10 years, with a diverse team of dedicated consultants based in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. We build long-term relationships within a broad network of bilingual Human Resources, Corporate Services and Administrative professionals across all industries. We support candidates at all career levels with timely, discreet career advice, and form strategic partnerships with our clients for both contingency and retained search engagements. Most of all, we know that for over 150 candidates who we successfully place every year, their relationship with en world starts with our team. Therefore so we always strive to give the best service level in the market.


Originally from Finland, Simo got first familiarized with Japan through a High School one year exchange program that he spent in Hokkaido. Learning the language and immersing himself with the culture, he has now resided in Japan permanently since 2007. After accomplishing his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Kyushu in the field of International Relations and Asia Pacific Studies, he worked in Kyoto before joining en world Tokyo. Simo first added value to the team as a Candidate Coordinator, and was rapidly promoted to the role of Consultant in the HR & Corporate Services team.