Gartner Expert

Ryuichi Tsuchiya

Sr Director Analyst

Ryuichi Tsuchiya is an Analyst for Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management area.

Previous experience

In AXA, Mr. Tsuchiya was responsible for:

Establishment of Procurement organization and stabilization with creating internal regulations;

Involved in huge projects (incl. DX) as Procurement lead;

Being as a representative of Japan for global purchasing strategy;

Planned Vendor risk framework with Risk Mgt Dept.

In Aflac, he was responsible for:

Mainly negotiated with huge outsourcers (IBM, ACC, NTTD) for various managed services;

Annual compliance inspection toward Personal information handling vendors;

Establish annual vendor evaluation scheme aiming to internal control;

In DIR, he was responsible for:

Project manager in 12 middle class projects;

Business analyst in around 10 projects;

System Engineer for Daiwa securites' mainframe system.

Professional background

AXA General Insurance Japan.

Procurement head


IT Vendor Manager

DIR (Daiwa Institute of Research)

Project manager / System engineer

Areas of coverage

Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders

IT Services and Solutions


B.A., Rikkyo University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Where to take care in the proposed contract document?

2How to review vendor's proposal(incl. renewal) to optimize the conditions?

3What is the key points to take care during the RFx process?

4How to define & track the SLO/SLA of IT managed service or BPO?

5How to build a flexible sourcing strategy that can adapt to evolving business needs?