David Suzuki



David is Head of Blackpeak’s global Japan and Korea practice and leads the firm’s Tokyo office. David advises Japanese and Korean multinational corporations on operational risk issues abroad, often at the executive and board levels.

David has cultivated a pioneering human source network of former senior officers of the ground and naval special and regular forces of the US, the UK, Japan, China, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. He is regularly called upon by multinational corporations for insights into current geopolitical issues and critical security risks.

Over a career spanning 20 years, David also served as a Hong Kong Government criminal prosecution witness (copyright piracy), and founded and ran his own risk consulting firm specializing in the Asia–Pacific region. David’s work has been widely featured in the Japanese and international press, including the Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, Nikkei Asian Review and NHK.

David is a Canadian of Japanese descent. He holds a BA in History from the University of British Columbia, and is fully bilingual in Japanese and English.

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