Inside Japan 5: Sylvia Beauchain 2/2

Dr. Adam Kassab, Professor of GLOBIS University in Tokyo, invites a variety of guests from around the world to discuss people, culture and business from an “Inside Japan” perspective. The fifth guest is Ms. Sylvia Beauchain, CEO & Founding Director, THE CHI-KI CHILDREN'S CHARITY.

Inside Japan No.5 – Sylvia Beauchain 2/2

Guest: Sylvia Beauchain, CEO & Founding Director, THE CHI-KI CHILDREN'S CHARITY
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: May 22, 2012
Venue:GLOBIS Tokyo campus, Japan
Duration: 11:04

Guest

Sylvia is a York University graduate and a UN University graduate, specializing in International Development. Sylvia has studied Environmental Issues and Managing Risk, Globalization and the Multilateral System in Tokyo, Japan. Sylvia is a Corporate Social Responsibility advocate and Peace-keeping promoter, focused on Prevention. Sylvia is building educational opportunities and facilities for children and communities, as well as implementing a peace-keeping and peace-building curriculum internationally.

Host

Dr. Kassab has extensive business experience across Asia as well as in Europe and the USA. He has held senior positions at Sanyo Electric, a global Japanese electronics manufacturer, Mercer, a US based global HR Consulting firm, and most recently at Culture Convenience Club, the dominant Japanese player in the consumer entertainment and lifestyle sector. His work has ranged from facilitating European wide strategic planning sessions aimed at exploring synergies and enhancing competitiveness, developing ways to internationalize and globalize business operations, and implementing change programs for overseas subsidiaries.

As well as his strong professional background he also recently completed doctoral research looking into the use of Stories and Storytelling in Organizations as a tool for inspiring employees and bringing about visionary change.

Education:
Bachelors degree, History & Philosophy of Science and Philosophy, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, International Resources and Development Studies, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, Organization Change, Ashridge Management Center (UK); Doctoral Research, Hitotsubashi University (JPN)

Calligrapher

Ms. Akiko Fujii is a PR officer at GLOBIS and an editor of the online magazine GLOBIS.JP. Prior to joining GLOBIS in 2009, Ms. Fujii worked for Espace Magnan (a public culture centre in Nice, France), where she was involved in film education and organizing events under the Japanese Government overseas training program for artists. She also worked at a public digital media center in Kawaguchi. She is a calligraphy expert with the shihan rank.
Ms. Fujii received a BA in political science at Waseda University, and completed her Master’s degree in culture, policy and management at City University in London.

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