Manager, Global Talent Development Group
Senior Consultant, CICOM BRAINS Inc.
Mikiko studied Spanish at Sophia University and later went on to earn her MBA from Hitotsubashi University. She started her career with USHIO Inc., a Japanese light industrial manufacturer, working in recruiting and training. She then moved to ACCESS, a Japanese software company, pursuing joint development / promotional programs with various third parties. Her extensive overseas living experience (Denmark, Spain, South Korea & the UK) has served her well at CICOM BRAINS where she develops training programs for emerging markets and multi-national staff of Japanese companies.
Associate partner, itim Japan Inc.
Over 40 years of global business experience in sales-marketing and HRD with career rotation in Venezuela, Singapore and USA in Panasonic Corporation has developed unique cross-cultural management skill. He is a lecturer of Hofstede Model seminar in Panasonic Corporation and CEO of Miguel Diversity Consulting which delivers seminar of presentation and meeting in English. Trilingual (Japanese, English and Spanish)
Associate Partner, itim International
After earning a Master of Science degree at Delft University of Technology, Ralf worked for large multinational companies as Vodafone, IBM and Shell in the Netherlands and Japan. At itim Ralf focuses on Intercultural Project Management. Intercultural Project Management combines Hofstede’s intercultural model, itim’s Remote Leadership course and personal experience to prepare project managers for understanding the importance of culture in a world where project teams become more and more international, diverse and physically separated.
Director, itim Japan, Associate Partner, itim International
Before joining itim, Mari worked in Human Resources for Japanese operations of different multicultural companies, hiring, training, coaching, facilitating and developing talent and leaders of high calibre and different national cultures for 20 years. Her experience include Learning & Development Director at Bayer Yakuhin, a Japanese subsidiary of German conglomerate Bayer's pharmaceutical and healthcare division, as well as Recruiting & Learning Director at QVC Japan, a Japanese subsidiary of American TV-shopping/multi-platform retailer. Mari obtained a B.A. degree in the Spanish Language and Hispanic Studies from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, and an M.B.A. degree from Columbia Business School, USA. She also taught Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for 12 years at Globis Business School, Osaka, Japan.