About Us

The mission of Turnpoint Consulting is to help our customers in the automotive sector advance, through trust, partnership, and commitment.

As our name implies, Turnpoint Consulting was born from the idea that we can have a positive impact on the future path of both candidates and companies. So, while we’re in the business of recruitment, we are driven by a passion to help our clients achieve their goals.

So, who are the consultants behind our clients’ and candidates’ successes?

Meet the team

Andre Lindeque

Representative Director


Andre was born in 1980 in Durban, South Africa and was educated in the UK at the University of Bath where he studied international management and a French. He then spent two years studying in France.

After settling in Tokyo in 2005, he started work in the recruitment industry, initially covering the hospitality and market research industries before starting one of Japan’s first specialized automotive recruitment teams.

In 2014, he became the only foreign-born national at that time to be a sales divisional director at JAC Recruitment, a Japanese recruitment firm listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

In 2016, he started Turnpoint Consulting with a vision to build a global automotive recruitment agency — the go-to-firm for anyone working or wanting to work in the automotive market.

Shin Kondo

Recruitment Consultant


Shin is originally from Nagoya and grew up with a keen interest in the automotive industry.

He graduated from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and joined Turnpoint Consulting in 2018 and is mainly in charge of Japanese OEMs, Imports for non-engineering roles such as MaaS, Sales, Marketing, Dealer Development and Aftersales positions.

In the face of a once-in-a-century transformation of the automotive industry, Shin also researches the market to identify some of the world’s most exciting automotive technology start ups.

Aki Yoshikawa

Recruitment Consultant

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Matt Napier

Recruitment Consultant


Born in Melbourne, Australia, Matt grew up between Melbourne and Brisbane. He completed a Bachelor Degree in Psychological Sciences at Griffith University before later going on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Business  Administration at the University of Southern Queensland.

Matt is an avid snowboarder and skier, originally arriving in Japan 4 years ago, and living in Hokkaido for 6 months where he enjoyed some of the best powder snow in the world.

Matt’s recruitment focus spans a large focus in the automotive industry, from Mechanical, Advanced simulation Technology, Embedded Software and ADAS Engineering with some of the top Tier 1 Automotive Supplier clients, to non-engineering roles at foreign importers, including sales and marketing roles.

Chris Castro

Senior Consultant | Supplier Technologies Team Leader


Chris joined Turnpoint Consulting in 2018, the same year he moved to Japan.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Chris attended the highly regarded engineering school Mapua Institute of Technology with a BSc in electronics and communication engineering.

After graduating, he worked with one of Canada’s largest enterprise information management software companies as a project and business development manager.

Chris is focused on Tier 1 automotive suppliers, making placements in positions related to embedded software, program management, sensors, radar, key account management, and business development.

Wun Liaw

Recruitment Consultant


The Best Malaysian Recruiter in town and perhaps even the only Malaysian Recruiter in town –  your best friend in your Career Search time of need.

A graduate of the esteemed Telecommunications Giant linked Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, he is an Electronics Engineer with Computers Major.

Focused recruitment areas are Advanced Simulation Technology and Driving Assists Systems with strong client relationships and in depth market insight on specialized positions.

Noriyuki Fujita

Recruitment Consultant


Nori graduated from Toyo University in Sport Studies and joined the reputable recruitment consultancy, JAC Recruitment where he was specialized in recruiting for the manufacturing industry including Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers before joining Turnpoint Consulting.

With a solid understanding of the automotive industry and intense customer focus, Nori is able to deliver diligently to the needs of companies and job seekers alike.

Tatsuya Kato

Recruitment Consultant


Corporate Profile

Company Name

Turnpoint Consulting Co., Ltd.


December 2016

Representative Director

Andre Lindeque


Recruitment Services – Consultation in relation to recruitment and hiring activities


6F THE PORTAL Nihonbashi East , Nihonbashi Kodenmachō 21-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 〒103-0001  TEL:+81-(0)3-6822-3001


Recruitment License #13-ユ-308422


6,000,000 YEN

Company Description

Turnpoint Consulting Co., Ltd. provides recruitment consulting services for mid-career to senior bilingual professionals to the automotive industry. Our clients include OEMs, Tier 1 parts suppliers, and companies supporting the automotive corporate ecosystem. We are a licensed recruitment agency for permanent recruitment services, and our consultants do much of our business through referrals and long-term clientele.

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