Director - Business & Solutions Development, GBJ Services
Michael Atkins is the Japan-based Director of Business & Solutions Development with 13 years of experience working and living in Japan. Michael has fluency in the Japanese language and successfully integrated within all level Japanese business communities. People and client-focused, building an enduring track record and maintaining an ongoing passion for purpose in service excellence, are key pillars Michael stands by.
Spending most of his professional career in the Asia Pacific Region, across the USA, and the UK, Michael has extensive executive management experience in covering country and regional leadership, sales management, strategic planning, partnerships, marketing & digital initiatives.
Michael’s professional career experience includes time in Dentsu Young & Rubicam, Peach, Enterra Solutions, Hyundai Kia, and TNT Express. He also founded and ran his own award-winning advertising agency business in Australia.
Originally from New Zealand, Michael always supports the great NZ All Blacks rugby union team. He also enjoyed playing rugby in Japan and any other spare time, sailing and golfing. Family remains very important to him as he is married with two daughters and a son.