Smart solutions for
international success

About Syntaq

Building market presence

Having market presence is critical to market success. Syntaq understands what it takes to bring your organization and ideas to the attention of potential customers, partners, investors and multipliers – and to keep them there. We specialize in making connections. And building relationships that deliver results.

A powerful combination of insights, experience and resources in key markets that support you to build and fast-track your international presence. Where it matters. While managing risk and return on precious resources.

Syntaq’s offices in Japan, Hong Kong and UK combined with its global partner network ensure that we can provide presence wherever you need to succeed.

What we do

Connecting clients with opportunity

Syntaq has the experience to spot opportunity beyond the obvious, and the ability to bring the right people into the conversation. We draw on our connections in government, business, non-profit and academia, giving our clients significant leverage. And a truly global perspective.

From the initial discussions through the planning and execution, we stay focused on the unique needs of each client. We are skilled in the art of international opportunity development, from first steps to final deal. We invest the time to understand where you are and where you need to be.

Our investment in developing the same level of understanding with potential clients and partners results in better, faster, more cost-effective outcomes.

How we work


Taking a carefully crafted proposition to closely targeted audiences is supported by a balanced investment in relationships, together with opportunity generation and conversion. Through this integrated approach, Syntaq helps clients take this to the next level, providing trusted access to key board-level decision makers and multiplier networks.

  • From initial market testing through to branded representative office
  • Engagement strategies for key target audiences
  • Developing relationships
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Location consultancy for mobile investment

Network building

Finding the right partner is a powerful strategy for building market presence. However, in practice this can be tough to do. Syntaq supports our clients to find the right partners to complement their capabilities, market reach and objectives. Our team’s direct experience in building leverage networks across multiple markets and disciplines is a powerful differentiator.

  • Identifying partners
  • Creating opportunities for connection
  • Developing strategic alliances

Developing marketing opportunities

Through our deep networks and connections across the Asia region, Syntaq can play a role in bringing together commercial propositions, market opportunity and, in some cases, introductions to investment capital.

  • Supporting innovative or new-to-market products, services and technologies
  • Services for equity
  • Surfacing potential markets

Who we do it for

Our clients cannot be put in a box.

"One size fits no-one" is a Syntaq belief. Our approach allows us to work with the best to serve a wide range of clients.

  • Promotional and trade development agencies of countries, regions, states and cities
  • Companies and other businesses across a wide range of sectors
  • Non-profit organizations and industry associations
  • Internationally mobile individual investors

Profile: Japan operations of
$4bn US Corporate

  • Market growth strategy
  • Consumer survey and brand review
  • Identification of key growth opportunities and roadmap to realise
  • New channel introductions
  • Support to CEO and top team on implementation

Profile: Italian investment
promotion agency

  • Market opportunity assessment
  • Development of investor engagement strategy
  • Proposition development
  • Market development and mission support

Profile: UK Advertising and communications agency

  • Global client support
  • Market engagement and operations support
  • Business cultural and translation advice
  • Multiple Group Chairman and CEO program management.

Profile: US Economic Development Agency

  • Establishment of representative office
  • Market development strategy
  • Top level relationship management
  • In depth corporate and industry research
  • Lead generation and project support to US$bn level
  • Multiple mission and promotional events management.

Profile: Japanese
Government Agency

  • European corporate engagement
  • Opportunity generation and HQ liaison
  • Board level meetings program
  • Project identification and support

Profile: UK Global

  • Establishment of representative office
  • Support for US, European and Japan client projects
  • Market development and opportunity generation
  • Client relationship management

Who does it

Proven experts lead specialist teams.

All members of the Syntaq team are senior practitioners with many years of direct experience in global, regional or country roles.

We complement our core team with proven specialists and experts, which allows us to draw on all of the key disciplines necessary to deliver best-in-class results.

All of our client relationships and projects are directly managed by a member of our executive team.

Brian Shaw

Kazuyo Tsuneizumi
Projects Director

Erisa Yamamoto
Senior Manager
Business Development
and Client Liaison

Tsukasa Imamura
Research Co- ordination,
Media and PR

Akio Fukui
Associate Director
Energy Projects

Shinya Ohnishi
Business Development
Kansai Region

Raymond Prendergast
Associate Director

Work with us

At Syntaq Global we frequently have opportunities for independent specialist contributors to work with our team on a contract or project basis. This supports our mission to be client focused, enhancing their experience and recognizing that there will always be scope to improve!

We are particularly interested in partners with knowledge of and experience in the following areas;

  • International business development – public or private sector
  • Trade support, market research, strategic market development
  • Foreign Direct Investment Promotion
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business advisory
  • Media and PR

We offer remote friendly work assignments, flexibility and the potential to grow into a long term trusted partner relationship with our business.

You can share a brief resume, confirming your interest and availability with us at

Where we do it

Contact Syntaq

6F Kishimoto Bldg.
2-2-1 Marunouchi
100-0005 Tokyo
Tel: +81 3 6551 2351
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Hong Kong

35F Central Plaza
18 Harbor Road

Tel: +852 2824 8074
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Partner offices: US, UK, Europe, Middle East and APAC.