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Brent Ackerman


Originally from Vancouver, BC, Brent brings over 15 years of business and management consulting experience to the TokyoDex team. He specialized in business process optimization for Deloitte Consulting in Tokyo and also spent several years with People Focus Consulting, a boutique consulting firm in Tokyo, working with many Fortune 500 clients on leadership, strategy and organizational development challenges. Brent now does freelance corporate governance and organizational development advisory work in both the non-profit and private sectors. Brent has a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Thunderbird/AGSIM.

Favorite works of art or artists

I like art that fuses different mediums together, and highlights the natural beauty of raw materials: glass, iron, wood, stone, clay, etc. The different mediums activate different senses: the coarse feel of a stone, the lingering scent of wood, the gentle curves of clay or glass. I also enjoy art that re-purposes something old, such as steam punk. Prague’s Cross Club has great examples of this. And I have always been a big fan of Sergio Aragones.

What is art for you?

To me, art is something that fuses creativity with form and function. A beautiful old building, built by hand with great detail by the hand of an artisan – in the wood joinery, the brick moulding and accents on the exterior, and the wrought iron work detail in the fixtures. Art is not something you should have to go to a museum to see. Instead it is something in our everyday life.

Life Work

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