Lars Liljesson

Vice President

With nearly two decades in Japan, Lars brings extensive recruitment industry experience as well as fluency in Japanese. He has a solid track record of successfully building new desks and teams with Tokyo-based recruitment firms.

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BIOGRAPHY

Lars manages Optia Partners’ Professional Services Group, which including legal, HR and finance & accounting desks.

Lars is a specialist in recruiting Finance & Accounting professionals in Japan, primarily in healthcare and manufacturing. The positions he covers include CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Controller, Finance Manager, FP&A Manager, Accounting Manager, Audit Managers, Tax Managers, Credit Managers, Senior Accountants and Analysts.

Lars has been in the recruitment industry in Japan for the past 15+ years and has developed a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing domestic as well as foreign-capital companies in a wide range of industries. He has a solid track record of successfully building finance and accounting desks and teams with Tokyo-based recruitment firms.

Lars is originally from Sweden and graduated from Lund University with a B.A. in Economics. He first came to Japan as an AFS scholar in the early 1990s and has been living in Japan since 2001. In addition to his native Swedish, Lars has a fluent command of English and Japanese. Lars is a dedicated family man and is a passionate skier.

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