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.