Moni Miyashita
Partner, Innosight; Daniels Alumna, Executive MBA 1984
Executive Advisory Board
Moni Miyashita

Biography at a Glance

Moni Miyashita is a partner at Innosight, where she focuses on M&A and inorganic growth strategies. She has most recently served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company in Merger Management, where she advised partners and over 150 clients across 30 countries on transformational M&A and merger management efforts. She also helped shape the M&A agenda and supported clients in M&A strategy, execution, and integration.

In July 2009, Miyashita was appointed to IBM’s vice president, M&A Strategy, Investments and Relationships where she was responsible for competitive and market insights to execute relevant and timely acquisitions. She led a bimonthly SVP M&A Strategy Forum with the top senior IBM executives to ensure key M&A decisions were made from an enterprise perspective, executing on the strategic and financial objectives of the 2015 roadmap. Miyashita was responsible for IBM’s Venture Capital (VC) investments and portfolio of 85 funds in 15 countries to help gain early access to emerging technologies and companies. She also managed IBM’s relationships with investment banks for insights and to execute M&A. During her tenure in this role, IBM invested more than $9 billion on 30 acquisitions and five new VC funds.

Upon returning to the U.S in July 2003, Miyashita was appointed managing director of IBM M&A Integration where she built and led their first corporate global integration practice. This required the design and orchestration of new processes across IBM business units and functions globally. She designed selection criteria and onboarded more than 50 new Integration executives through boot camps and helped them build teams and design integration plans between due diligence and transaction close in order to execute on the value drivers of the business case. The new practices enabled IBM to integrate 12 to 16 acquisitions a year by creating and deploying M&A playbooks, project management tools, processes, training and knowledge portals to nearly 5,000 employees globally. Her team established world-class practices around integration leadership, culture and change management, value-driver planning, sales fast start, acquired employee onboarding and effective performance management. During her tenure in this role, IBM invested more than $16 billion on 75 acquisitions driving nearly $2 billion of new revenue annually.

After several finance management positions at IBM, in January 1999, Miyashita was appointed to director of IBM Corporate Development Asia headquartered in Tokyo. She was responsible for IBM’s M&A activity in Japan, China, India, Korea, Australia and SE Asia. She worked with the Business Unit and Country General Managers supporting unique business requirements to execute M&A, divestitures and joint ventures across the region. During her tenure, IBM completed 17 large complex transactions that drove more than $21billion in contract value. In Japan, she served as an elected governor on the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Board.

Miyashita speaks on M&A best practices at conferences, CEO forums, conference boards, academia and with IBM and McKinsey clients. She serves in leadership positions for several organizations, including McKinsey’s Merger Management Advisory Council, U.S.-Japan Council’s Board of Directors, Ridgefield Young Life Board, The Navigators International Executive Advisory Council and IBM’s Strategy Executive Council.

Miyashita received a BS in business from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MBA from the University of Denver and completed the 2007 Executive Program at the Harvard Business School.