Unraveling Japanese companies

Naonori Kimura explores the potential of Japanese businesses

Sumitomo Foresty’s long history of environmental consciousness

Hiroko Nakata Contributing writer

Sumitomo Forestry Co. always looks back on what happened to the Besshi Copper Mine in Ehime Prefecture, which opened about...

Enhancing recycling – How FPCO turned disposable trays into a valuable resource

Hiroko Nakata Contributing writer

What drove FP Corp. to establish its own recycling system for foam food trays earlier than any of its competitors...

Seino delivers happiness for workers and customers

Hiroko Nakata
Contributing writer

What makes Seino Holdings Co. more competitive than many other companies owned and run by their founding families is its...

Sumitomo applies founders’ spirit to keep on changing

Hiroko Nakata
Contributing Writer

Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan’s top five general trading houses, seeks to take advantage of a wide range of expertise...

AGC takes on new areas from long-term perspective

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

AGC Inc. practices what I call ambidextrous development, in which the company aims to achieve growth by deepening existing businesses...

Empathy the essential key to sustainability: Sega Sammy chief

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

This past May, the Sega Sammy group worked out a “sustainability vision” for 2030 and announced important issues and action...

Ricoh seeks to lead changes in society with ‘three loves’

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

The Ricoh group, whose operations cover about 200 countries and territories, is working to graduate from an office automation equipment...

For president of Lifull, the guiding principle is altruism

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Lifull Co. operates Lifull Home’s, one of the largest real estate and housing information websites in Japan. It also operates...

Luxe cosmetics maker seeks coprosperity with stakeholders

Tomoko Kaichi
Contributing writer

Albion Co. was established with the ambition of becoming the world’s best premium cosmetics manufacturer in the mid-20th century, when...

Naonori Kimura

Naonori Kimura's activities include numerous advisory services such as corporate strategies including breakthroughs, strategy shifts and re-growth initiatives. He has advised clients on business management streamlining, structural reforms, financial strategy, new business development, M&A strategies, and cost competitiveness. He is currently Chairman & President of IGPI (Shanghai) Ltd. and outside director of Molten Corporation and Relia, Inc.. He is also Advisory board member of The Japan Times ESG consortium.
Prior to IGPI, he launched a venture business, worked with NCR Japan and later at Towers Perrin and Arthur D. Little Japan.
He graduated from Keio University, School of Economics, and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester and an MS in Finance from the Lancaster University. He also completed AMP in Harvard Business School.

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