Leaders&Readers

We aim to increase the network of Leaders & Readers through interviews with key people at top international companies and with ambassadors to Japan.
We seek to promote mutual understanding, exchanges and commercial connections between Japan and the rest of the world by appreciating the outlooks of people outside such careers.

Representative Director and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover Japan

Magnus Hansson

Navigating and advancing a unique domestic market

President and Representative Director at Boehringer Ingelheim, Japan

Thorsten Poehl

Global ambitions defined by empathy, opportunity

Chief Operating Officer – Japan Development, Galaxy Entertainment Group

Ted Chan

Integrated resorts: A game of calculated risk in Japan

President & CEO, Nokia Japan

John Harrington

Diversity amid enhancing innovations in technology

Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Japan (since May 2017)

Jacek Izydorczyk

Ardent drive to promote Poland-Japan exchanges

Country Manager and Representative Director, Head of Markets Asia Pacific, Barclays Securities Japan Limited

Mark Dearlove

Ambition and experience lead to ideal circumstances

President, LIFE.14 inc. (since April 2015)

Antony Tran

Reputation and success developed via resilience

Ambassador of Egypt (since December 2017)

Ayman Aly Kamel

Preserving ancient history while looking to the future

Head of Delegation and Ambassador of the European Union to Japan (since November 2018)

Patricia Flor

‘Busy and exciting’ times predicted for EU-Japan ties

Executive Officer, Kao Corporation/Senior Vice President ESG (environmental, social and governance) Division

Dave Muenz

ESG-centered values drive management, strategies

General Manager at Uber (Rides)

Tom White

Partnership echoes ‘build global, live local’ mantra

Ambassador of Spain (since December 2018)

Jorge Toledo Albinana

Diplomatic career offers a variety of opportunities