BIC Executive Search specializes exclusively in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, life science, consumer health and related healthcare industries. BIC clients range from start-ups to major international companies. The Group was founded in 2006 in Tokyo Japan.

BIC Executive Search has an excellent reputation for placing executives and next generation leaders in healthcare companies in Japan and internationally.

Our Best In Class executive search team is organized by specialized groups. Click the “industry” button below for industry specific searches.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

The pharmaceutical market in the APAC region has been growing robustly and is projected to grow at an annual rate of around 10% due to aging populations, rising middle-classes and government healthcare reforms. More than half of the world’s population lives in the Asia–Pacific region and the demand for healthcare is constantly increasing. Overall, APAC pharmaceutical sales are expected to exceed overall sales in the EU and US combined. Continuing market growth provides continued momentum for the job market.
Our experienced specialist teams have in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry positions, and unique needs of client companies.

Medical Devices

Medical device and equipment market in the APAC region has been growing fast and is projected to grow at an annual rate of around 10% due to aging populations with growing needs for healthcare solutions, rising middle-classes and government healthcare reforms. Continuing market growth provides continued momentum for the job market.
Our Best In Class team have a proven track record in filling numerous hard-to-fill positions from startups to major international companies in Japan and the APAC region. Please click the “industry” button for medical device industry specific searches.

Diagnostics IVD

BIC conducts Senior-level Searches in all the functions in the Diagnostics IVD industries.
The Asia Pacific IVD market accounted for about $12.9 billion in sales in 2015, and is expected to reach $19.0 billion by 2022. Continuing market growth provides continued momentum for the job market.
Contact us to learn how BIC could be a valuable addition to your business or your career.

Life Science

BIC conducts Senior-level Searches in all the functions in the Life Science (clinical & research instruments, reagents, software/services) industries.
The Life Sciences market is one of the growing industries in the Asia-Pacific region due to growing sectors such as Pharmaceutical R&D and Food Testing.
Our consultants have in-depth knowledge of industry positions and unique needs of client companies.

Consumer Healthcare

BIC conducts Senior-level Searches in all the functions in the Consumer Health industries. Our Focus Areas:
Over The Counter medicine (OTC)
Vision Care
Vitamin & Supplements
Wound management
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Baby care
Oral Care

About BIC Executive Search (BICES)

Our Headquarters

BIC GROUP headquarters is located in Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, one of Japan’s most prestigious business districts, between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, which is easily accessible by train, subway or car. We welcome your visit to our offices, to discuss your situation in private.

We will travel to you

BIC can also arrange to visit you during the day for lunch or coffee. BIC does its best to accommodate the schedules of the people we serve. We can schedule same day visits to most business areas in Tokyo.


Listening skills are very important for a good executive search consultant, however we believe that it is only one part of the process. A successful consultant is also very good at conveying details, quickly and clearly. This back and forth dialogue works well for all our professionals.


“People person” or “charismatic” is often the description we hear about ourselves. This is a great compliment, but it reflects BIC GROUP consultants’ abilities to be – Best In Class – best at performing our services.


We come from very different backgrounds, but respect for others is a basic rule we follow at BIC.


BIC is a great group of successful business professionals that enjoy working with one another. We work well with our partners and have a great time meeting all the talented people we deal with daily.


BIC consultants speak frankly and directly with people. Executive Search is a very serious business that affects people’s lives and we take our roles very seriously and professionally.



Our BIC Rapport methodology is quite simple. As executive search consultants, we must first understand our clients’ needs. Understanding your client goes way beyond being able to review a job description. Other important elements include market conditions both locally and globally, the factors and reasons behind the company’s success, finding and sourcing candidates from top competitors, and the culture of the company. Business is “people to people,” which means BIC consultants are good communicators. This is why we are the BIC.


BIC consultants have the skill and experience to bring both sides together step-by-step through the entire recruitment process. We help make deals that leave both sides looking forward to the upside and to a successful future. Our executive search consultants work to ensure that communication flows quickly and evenly. This transparency results in more openness and trust. This is the BIC way.


Whether this is your first time or you are moving to a seat on the Board, the recruitment process is a daunting experience. Your proven talents are desired by our client. We know this is both an exciting as well as a challenging process. BIC will work closely with you to identify the issues, coordinate your negotiations and help you find the answers you need. We are by your side each step of the process. We even loan you our pen to sign the contract!

BIC Understanding

Whether you are a potential client or successful business professional, BIC will help you achieve your purpose. Companies achieve success with the right people. Human Capital is the most difficult area to anticipate within every business, but people ARE your company. Successful hires of selected professionals are fundamental to capturing success and sustaining growth

Reaching into today’s employment market, finding the right people to hire or finding the best opportunity is more complex now than ever before. Talk with us to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

People with significant skills and abilities are the driving forces for our clients’ success. BIC executive search consultants are trained and experienced in understanding your career development. Beyond just moving up to the next level, BIC can help you broaden your career perspective and find new paths to explore. Our success depends on getting you to reach your goals and maximize your potential.

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