Mazars appoints Jean-Francois Salzmann as the new Managing Partner for Japan

1 September 2022, Tokyo: Mazars in Japan, the international audit, tax and advisory firm today announces that Jean-Francois Salzmann has been elected as the new Managing Partner of Mazars in Japan succeeding Emmanuel Thierry, who will take a new leadership role at Mazars France, covering Sustainability Audit services in Europe. With three decades of fervent experience in professional service industry, Jean-Francois will ensure that Mazars in Japan continues to deliver top quality services to clients and drive the growth of Mazars in Japan managing day-to-day business operations as well as its planned strategic expansion in Japan and the APAC region.


Jean-Francois joined Mazars in 1998 and has been a renowned and seasoned leader in various Mazars country offices which include France, Germany as well as setting up office in Czech Republic and Slovakia and before he became the monitor of Mazars Central Europe activities. Having successfully organised his succession, he became managing partner in Mainland China in2010 driving the practice to over 5,000 professionals. He is a member of the Mazars APAC board responsible among other for Financial Advisory services, Northern Asia, as well as for ERP global roll out.

With his current appointment, he said: “I have immense respect for what Emmanuel and Mazars in Japan have been able to build and achieve thus far, and I am looking forward to working with the team to expand the business even further. What drew me to this role is the ability to apply all of my previous experiences to building on Mazars in Japan’s outstanding commitment to its people and clients.”

Commenting on Jean-Francois' appointment, Pascal Jauffret, our Regional APAC CEO & GEB commented: “Mazars in Japan has seen improvement since we established our office back 30years ago and, having been fortunate to withstand the difficulties of the past few years during the pandemic, we are more committed than ever to serving our clients in Japan and beyond. We are now building for the future and taking steps to bolster our management experience. Jean-Francois is an experienced leader who has the knowledge and expertise to drive our local and international expansion. He also shares our passion for culture and people, and the belief that people come first, followed by the clients–and business success is the outcome of the first two done right. I am confident that his business acumen and expertise in the areas on international accounting, tax and business regulations as well as the best practices of business operation will further consolidate the firm’s position in this highly competitive market.”


About Mazars

Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services*. Operating in over 90 countries and territories around the world, we draw on the expertise of more than 44,000 professionals –28,000+ in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 16,000+ via the Mazars North America Alliance –to assist clients of all sizes at every stage in their development. *Where permitted under applicable country laws

Mazars in Japan:

Mazars has been established in Japan for 30 years with 8 partners and 180 employees. Mazars in Japan has a particular niche servicing foreign companies in Japan as well as increasingly supporting Japanese companies both in Japan and overseas with their expansion.

Mina Teramoto, Head of Marketing and Communication, 
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