HBS Alumni Speaker Series VII: Rise and Fall in a Career (Japanese language event)

Behind brilliant careers are hidden hardship and even failures. 3 CEOs will candidly discuss their experience, challenges and take-aways in an interactive session with audience. **Language: Japanese** *Not an HCJ event; please use contact provided below


 Date & Time: February 1 (Monday)   1915-2045 

Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills (Roppongi Hills 49th fl)



Time Table: 

l  1915-1920  Opening

l  1920-2010  15 min talk by each CEO focusing on leadership challenges, mantra, etc.

l  2010-2045  Interactive Q&A. Floor questions welcome!

l  2045 Free exchange (as time permits)

For reservation, click URL    http://ptix.co/22142bi

For questions, e-mail kdeguchi100@gmail.com.   



YASUYUKI HIGUCHI - Taking on Daiei, the burning platform.

Higuchi is graduate of HBS in 91, has worked for Matsushita (current Panasonic), BCG, Apple, Compaq – focusing on high tech area. He became Compaq Japan President in 2003, assumed Daiei President in 2005, resigning after 499 days of fierce turnaround battle. Became Microsoft Japan President & Corp VP role in 2008. Currently Chairman of Microsoft Japan.


MASATO TSURU – Creating a “Hidden Champion” in family owned business

Tsuru’s father was called in as turnaround change agent for restructuring of Nippon Oil Seal in 1950. Tsuru joined his father in 73. Graduated HBS in 77. Became Nippon Oil Seal President in 85 (now NOK Corporation) and took the company to new heights. NOK currently boasts unbeatable 70%+ share in oil sealant (Hermann Simon’s Hidden Champion). Assumed CEO & Pres in 89 till present.

KOICHI ISHIZUKA – Serial Entrepreneur 

Joined Reuters Japan in 97. Became Xinhua Finance Japan President in 06. Started several venture business but faced business breakdowns (absconded with money, employee defection, etc). Established Fate Corp in 09. Graduate of HBS AMP (CEO program) in 11. Established OFF Line Co., Ltd in 13. Listed on Shanghai Equity Exchange in 15. Author of “How to work at 6X speed (仕事は6倍速で回せ)” – also translated in Chinese.