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Shou Osako

Associate Director, Automotive Advisory Services, IHS Markit

Shou Osako is an Associate Director for Automotive Advisory Services based in the Tokyo office

Shou is responsible for all activities within the automotive advisory related to Japan and surrounding Asian markets other than China. Shou joined the advisory services group in 2007 following nearly four years as a component analyst. Recently he has focused on powertrain technology/CO2 compliance analysis and xEV volume forecast evaluating the client's product line-up in comparison with rival suppliers and OEMs in each targeted region/country/segment. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Shou worked for a trading company, auto division, as a sales representative in Japan for an American interior supplier. His responsibility was mainly focused on a major Japanese OEM business with various contact windows at Purchasing, Engineering, Design, Quality, Production Planning, Experiment, and Logistics. Shou holds a Bachelor of Arts in Language from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Japan and also studies Metropolitan Affairs at Wayne State University at Detroit, United States.

  • Automotive
  • Autonomous / ADAS
  • Components / Suppliers
  • Connectivity
  • Powertrain/compliance
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