Managing Partner and Representative Director, Cylon Capital; Global Chairman, Catalyst Board of Advisors, Japan
Gerald Lema is Managing Partner and Representative Director of Cylon Capital, a private investment group based in Tokyo and Palo Alto that invests in brands and technologies for the Japanese and Asia Pacific markets. He is based in Tokyo.
Mr. Lema has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical, diagnostics, healthcare and consumer experience in the US, Asia, Europe/Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
Prior to Cylon Capital, Mr. Lema was President, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Japan for Baxter International from 2005 until 2015. He was responsible for over 14,000 employees in Japan, Greater China, Korea, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
Before Baxter, Mr. Lema worked at Abbott Laboratories where he held several positions of increased responsibility in general management, strategy and business development. His last position with Abbott Laboratories was Corporate Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Chairman/Representative Director, Abbott Japan, in Tokyo. He also worked previously at Volvo AB of Sweden.
Mr. Lema is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Executive Program, Stanford University, has a Master of Business Administration from the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University and has a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Mr. Lema is a frequent speaker in business forums on subjects ranging from leadership, global issues and diversity in the workplace. He serves in the Board of Directors of Catalyst in New York, USA. Mr. Lema is also the co-author of “Foreign Investment through Debt-Equity Swaps”, published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review.
Managing Director, Japan/Korea,
Kellogg Japan G.K.
PLENARY SESSION 1
Male Champions: Leaders Committed to Changing their Organizational Culture
The fact is that most organizations are led by men. We need male leaders to be strong advocates for changing the culture to be more inclusive. This session will energize you as panelists share their passion and ideas for changing their organization’s cultures.
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SATO Holdings Corporation
Born in 1960 in Tokyo, Kaz graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a BA in English & American Literature, and joined Kajima Corporation in 1983. He joined SATO Corporation (now SATO Holdings) in 1987 and played an integral role in launching the Malaysia plant. Leaving SATO to study in the U.S., he went on to complete the Master of Management degree (MBA) at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, in 1993. After assuming marketing positions at P&G and Ciba Vision Japan (now Alcon Japan), Kaz returned to SATO in 2001 to lead overseas operations from its Singapore office as Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing. Appointed Director in 2009 and Director & Executive Vice President in 2010, he returned to Japan in October 2011 to assume his current post.
Senior Director, Human Resources
Eli Lilly Japan K.K.
Kaoru Kano is the senior director of Human Resources at Eli Lilly Japan since January 2015, overseeing the human resources strategy and operations for 3000+ employees across the value chain. Before taking the current responsibility, she has taken various roles within Lilly Japan such as sales rep, district sales manager, IT analyst, e-Business leader, Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma Champion. She has also worked in the US headquarters of Eli Lilly in the area of global market-
Prior to joining Lilly, Kaoru has worked at a consulting firm in Tokyo, and at a high-tech start-up in Silicon Valley. She holds an MBA from University of California at Berkeley. Kaoru is married with two sons, 11 and 8 year old. She enjoys Marathon and has run Kobe Marathon (3 times), Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo Marathon, as well as the
Big Sur in California.
Associate Director, Procter & Gamble Japan K.K. Finance Department
Junichi Washida is the Associate Director for Finance Department at Procter & Gamble Japan. He is currently based in Kobe and is leading Finance team for Sales Function. His responsibilities include sales growth strategy development, goal setting, business planning for Sales Function, industry analysis and trade fund management/payment operations.
He joined P&G in 1993. In his previous roles, he was responsible for financial analysis, budget management and reporting across various roles. He, then, headed a couple of business units’ Finance (Feminine Care, SK-II). In SK-II Finance Manager role, he also worked in the project of organization structure change which involved creation of global headquarters in Singapore. He also worked in Internal Audit organization and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
On top of Finance Department responsibilities, Mr. Washida is making a significant organization contribution. He has been a trainer for corporate training programs in the company, led Asia wide diversity event for Finance Department, also led quite a few intensive training events, and is engaged in recruiting and people development activities for years. He also had a chance to teach Global Communication at University of Hyogo MBA course. He has been personally exercising flexible work arrangements options to support his family and promote inclusive working environment. He has worked in Japan, Singapore and the United States.
Mr. Washida is married and has 1 boy. He likes traveling and reading, and recently enjoys with playing with his boy a lot.
Executive Corporate Officer
Chief Integration Officer
AIG Japan Holdings KK
Toru Shudo has been Executive Corporate Officer & Chief Integration Officer, AIG Japan Holdings K.K., since July 2013. In this role he has responsibility for the successful integration of the businesses of AIU Insurance Company, Ltd. (AIU) and The Fuji Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. (FFM), the single largest integration project in AIG’s history globally. He is an Executive Sponsor of AIG’s Women & Allies Employee Resource Group.
Toru joined AIG KK in 2002 and then moved to AIG East Asia Holdings Management (AIG EAHM) in 2009, where he held a number of strategic roles responsible for M&A and divesture activities. Following AIG’s acquisition of shares in FFM he was transferred to the company as Executive Officer in charge of Investment and Financial Planning and subsequently promoted to Deputy President and CFO in 2011 when FFM become a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIG.
Toru has extensive experience in the areas of M&A, strategic alliance, integration, divestiture and de-integration, fixed income investment, and asset allocation. Prior to joining AIG, he was Executive Director, Japanese Fixed Income, UBS Asset Management (1998-2002). Before UBS, he held a series of increasingly senior positions at The Long-term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB), where he had worked since joining in 1982. Prior to departing LTCB in 1998, he was Chief Fund Manager, Portfolio Strategy Division, LTCB Investment Management Company (a subsidiary of LTCB) (1995-1998).
Toru holds an MBA with distinction from New York University, a BA in Laws from the University of Tokyo, and is a designated CMA (Chartered Member of the Security Analyst’s Association of Japan). He is a native Japanese speaker and is fluent in English.
PLENARY SESSION 2
The Ripple Effect – Accomplishing Change One Person at a Time
Must all change start from the top? In this showcase, leaders will share their personal stories and experiences with organizational change. They will also highlight how individuals can contribute successfully to change and outline key behaviors that will make an impact no matter your role.
Corporate Chief Ethics Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Ms. Doi graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), and a JD degree from UCLA School of Law, after which she worked as a business and insurance litigation law firm associate for 7 years. Since 1997, she has worked as an in-house counsel for financial services companies in Japan. She specializes in legal, regulatory and trade issues in insurance, custody banking and trust services, back and middle office outsourcing, human resources, litigation and claims management, corporate governance, asset management, FX and ISDA, securities business lines in Asia Pacific region (Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, People`s Republic of China, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand). She currently is the Corporate Chief Ethics Officer of Prudential Financial, Inc., and is responsible for implementing strategies to drive high ethical standards, educating the company’s global workforce and reinforcing the integration of ethics across Prudential’s business worldwide.
Ms. Doi is active with the US-Japan Council; the Japan In-house Counsel Network; the Association for Women in Finance in Japan; Japan's Foreign Women Lawyers’ Association; the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; and is treasurer of the Japan-United States Education Commission/Fulbright Program.
Director, Regional Head of APAC Partner Plex,
Google Japan Inc.
Akiko leads APAC Google Partner Plex where Google helps our clients and partners develop their innovative visions, strategies, and digitize their business. Akiko joined Google in April 2013 and she led and expanded Google’s digital marketing business, and she was in charge of Finance, BtoB, Media & Entertainment, Technology, Telecommunication industry sales.
After working for TV Tokyo Corporation, TV Asahi Corporation, and CNN, and playing various roles in the program productions, Akiko joined Bloomberg Television K. K. in 1996. Akiko was then appointed as Head of Sales/ Head of Japan Strategy Plan/ Deputy Representative of Bloomberg L.P. (US) in 2003 following her role as President/ Head of Asia Pacific in Bloomberg K.K. in Japan. In 2012, Akiko became the Chief Information Officer of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission at The National Diet of Japan.
Akiko is a member of a task force committee of Japan Government Cabinet Office responsible for developing strategies for building competitive smart cities “Future City Concept”, a chairman of a nonprofit organization of “OMY Area Management Association”, and a vice chairman of Waseda University Finance Alumni Association. She was a concurrent adjunct lecturer of the Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law at Waseda University until 2015.
Also, she was a advisory board member of the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, WAW! 2015 (hosted by the Government of Japan) and a advisory at Tokyo’s Grand Design, vision for Tokyo in the 2040s (hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government).
She has a BA in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University and an MBA from The University of Chicago. Akiko completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Since 2009, Akiko has been organizing events called “Mama Cafe” for working moms and dads in the Marunouchi area where they share and exchange information. She has been actively involved with community enhancement projects such as Pink Ribbon campaigns and La Folle Journée au JAPON (music ambassador). From 2004 to 2012, she launched and managed the operation of “Kids Market Camp”, a financial/ economic education program for children, where she acted as the bridge between the communities and the children.
Akiko has also published a book titled, “The Class Moves the World: How Business Elites Decipher the World Economy in 2010” (co written with Richard H.K. Vietor, Harvard Business School), winning grand prize at the 23rd Business Book Marathon. The book is also scheduled to be published in Korea in 2013.
Akiko serves for Kirin Company, Limited as a Director of the Board (outside) from April, 2016.
Head of Business Unit Cardiovascular and Neurology,
Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Jun 2015 –
Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Head of Business Unit Cardiovascular and Neurology
2013 – Apr 2015
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals AG, Berlin
Chief of Staff to the President & Chairman of the Board of Management
2011 – 2013
Bayer Thai Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
Country Division Head for BHC Pharmaceuticals Thailand & Cambodia
2009 – 2011
Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Regional Business Unit Head Asia Pacific for Women’s Healthcare
2005 - 2008
Bayer Schering Pharma
Head of Global Strategic Marketing Female Contraception, BU Women's Healthcare
Leader of YAZ Family Global Brand Team
2003 - 2004
Global Product Manager Female Contraception, BU Women's Healthcare
2002 - 2003
Schering Deutschland GmbH
Head of Portfolio Management Gynecology
1997 - 2002
Schering Deutschland GmbH
Product Manager Oral Contraceptives
1994 – 1997
Market Research Manager Gynecology, Global Market Research
1989 - 1994
Business Coordinator, Region Asia/Middle East
1986 - 1989
Secretary of Head of Region Asia/Middle East
1985 - 1986
Senior Director, Medical Excellence,
Dawn is currently Senior Director of Medical Excellence at AstraZeneca KK. She has been
working in Japan for the past 3 years on an International Assignment to establish the new
function of Medical Excellence. She has been with AstraZeneca for 18 years and has also
worked in the US and Global functions. Her passion is women’s leadership development and she started an initiative at AstraZeneca that has over 100 participants from all functions and both genders participating in monthly leadership development.
BREAKOUT SESSION A
Career Essentials: Successful Win-Win Negotiation Strategies For Women
This highly interactive programme applies the 3 “Cs” methodology (Convince, Collaborate, and Create), a cutting edge approach ideally suited to the global business context. Join in to explore how women negotiate effectively by balancing relationship and outcome and engaging from a win-win perspective. Learn and practice the 4 steps to achieve success; walk out the door ready to advance your career. (Men welcome to attend!)
Lumina Learning Asia
Trilingual and internationally educated, Aya Usui began her career at Nissan’s European headquarters in Paris, France. She has 13 years’ Human Resources and Talent Management experience in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries and has worked for both Japanese and European companies. Ready to bring her expertise to the wider market, Aya recently left her internal HR role to become a full-time facilitator and Senior Consultant in Lumina Learning Asia.
Aya’s training work has focused around Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion programs with a particular emphasis on enhancing women’s career development. In her role as a Human Resources manager she created and implemented the Japan talent management strategy for one of the world’s top pharmaceutical groups. She was also responsible for localizing, deploying and facilitating the company’s internal leadership program.
Aya has a Masters in Management and International Business from ISEG Business School in France and has also studied at ISCOM (The Higher Institute for Communications and Advertising), the University of Nancy and the University of London. She is a certified Lumina Spark & Leader Practitioner and certified Professional Co-Active Coach.
She is also mother of 3 amazing daughters of 8 year-old, 6 year-old and 6 month-old.
Independent Facilitator and Coach
Miwa Fujiwara has 20 years of extensive experience in Personnel and Human Resource Divisions at foreign capital companies in Consumer goods, Finance and Pharmaceutical business.
As a HR senior manager she was responsible for human resources development and organization development, and conducted a variety of training and workshops including management leadership training, assessment training, diversity workshop, and company value workshops. At several global companies, she was also HR Business Partner and contributed as a bridge between employee and executive leadership team. She was also the main project lead of “female sourcing strategy” across Asia.
She is certified as a Lumina Spark practitioner and is currently active as an independent facilitator and coach.
She received her B.A. from Yokohama National University.
BREAKOUT SESSION B
Bias - Interrupted
Consciously or unconsciously we DO have some biases which could affect our decisions in the workplace. This session on unconscious bias will help us to recognize our own biases, an important starting point to build your awareness and learn new behaviors that will create more inclusive workplaces. Experts from Catalyst will facilitate a lively discussion with the esteemed executive panelists and participants.
Vice President, Catalyst Japan
Tsukiko Tsukahara leads Catalyst Japan, a leading organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business.
Prior to joining Catalyst, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group for more than 10 years, and served for both MNCs and Japanese companies mainly in healthcare and financial industries. She has been highly motivated to execute organizational and cultural change management projects there. She also experienced diversity management for sales force of large corporations in the US. Through these experiences she firmly believes research based evidence is important for myth busting of D&I in business. She engaged Women’s Initiative, and developed an initiative to change work management effectiveness in Japan local office.
She also served public at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. She dealt with large national projects including constructions of Chubu International Airport and Kansai International Airport and hosting Winter Olympic Games in Nagano.
Tsukiko has an MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, and BA in Economics from Tokyo University. She is married with three young children.
SACHIN N. SHAH
Director, Representative Statutory Executive Officer, Chairman, President & CEO, Metlife Insurance K.K.
Executive Director, Global Membership & Emerging Markets, Catalyst
Emily Wakeling oversees Catalyst’s global corporate membership and emerging market strategy. With over 800 corporate members, Wakeling’s top priority is the recruitment and development of Catalyst member organizations to ensure positive change aligned with Catalyst’s mission of expanding opportunities for women and business. Inspired by helping women in the workplace throughout the globe, she works to establish Catalyst presence in new regions to magnify reach and impact. She speaks frequently about Catalyst topics including mentorship/sponsorship, men as diversity champions, and inclusive leadership to a variety of audiences.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Ms. Wakeling worked at the National Organization for Women’s New York City Chapter organizing actions towards winning women’s economic equality, ensuring women’s healthcare access, and ending violence against women. She received her BA in Women’s Studies and Sociology from Principia College and her MA in Women’s Studies from the City of New York Graduate Center. She resides in Greenwich, CT where she and her husband are raising their two young children.
President, Eli Lilly Japan K.K.
Patrik Jonsson joined Eli Lilly & Company in 1990 and was appointed President and General Manager for Eli Lilly Japan effective January, 2014. Prior to 2014, Patrik held several positions within Eli Lilly & Co. He began his career with Lilly in Sweden as a sales representative followed by several sales and marketing roles both in Sweden and the UK before being appointed European Marketing Director for Zyprexa and the Neuroscience Customer Group. In 2001, he was promoted to Managing Director Sweden and then to Managing Director Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway and Denmark). In 2008, he was appointed President and General Manager for Eli Lilly Italia, and in 2012 when Lilly in Europe announced a new structure of its European business, Patrik assumed additional responsibilities for the countries in the South East and Central Europe.
Patrik was born in Sweden and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Lund University in Sweden. Patrik is Chairman of the Japan Based Executive Committee of PhRMA and also serves on the boards of American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Patrik is one of the male business leaders in Japan who affirmed a “Declaration on Action” to create “A Society in which Women Shine” supported by the Japanese Government and various business sectors.
BREAKOUT SESSION C
What’s in your Toolkit? Strategies for retaining your best people
Everyone in business can benefit by learning how leading organizations are retaining their best people. Learn about best practices that have been implemented by the speakers to retain excellent employees by implementing managerial tools like flexi-time, telecommuting, performance based pay, limiting hours in the office, time management, and more!
Executive Officer, Vice President,
Human Resources & Administration Services Division,
Born in Nagano, 1967.
Twenty-four years of human resource experience and has worked in the United States and Japan.
Human resource leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson(2003-2007). Ten years of human resource experience at Asahi Kasei Corporation (1991 - 2002). Four years as HR head for Hilti Japan(2008-2012).
2012 - Current AZ KK. Executive Officer, Vice President, Human Resources & Administration Services Division
General Manager, Diversity Leveraging Group
Human Resource The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
Graduated from Sophia University in 1993 and joined a foreign-affiliated management consulting firm.
Graduated from J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in US in 1999 and joined Procter and Gamble Japan. Brand Manager in Hair Care Category.
Joined the Kansai Electric Power in April 2011, which was right after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Leading the dedicated ‘Diversity Leveraging Group’ to value individual diversity and utilize them for new value creation and organizational culture change.
Learning Effectiveness /
Diversity, Human Resource
Eli Lilly K.K.
Natsuko Yasuhara is the Senior Manager of Learning Effectiveness / Diversity of Human Resource, Eli Lilly Japan K.K (Pharmaceutical Company).
In her current role, she manages Employees’ development, Performance managements, Internal / external survey for employees, Leadership development and Diversity activities.
Ms. Yasuhara has joined Eli Lilly since 1993, as a Medical Information Associate in Scientific Affairs. She had several experiences leading the project for the launch of Call Response Center (CRM project) in Lilly. After this project, she had lead Safety team as a manager, to keep safety information under Lilly’s surveillance process and worked with Global team in the US as the short term assignment. After Six Sigma assignment for two years including 3 month assignment in the US, Ms. Yasuhara is working and leading Learning & Effectiveness / Diversity team of Human Resource.
Ms. Yasuhara graduated with a BA Pharmacist from Hokkaido University and has license of Pharmacist, Health laboratory technician and Radiation handling technician.
Ms. Yasuhara is married and has one dauther (20 yeasr old) and her interst is time with her friends or familiy taking trips.