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 sixth guest is Mr. Carlo La Porta, Business Development Director, LowendalMasaï K.K.
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Inside Japan No.6 – Carlo La Porta 1/2
Guest: Carlo La Porta, Business Development Director, LowendalMasaï K.K.
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: June 11, 2012
Venue:GLOBIS Tokyo campus, Japan
Carlo La Porta is the Business development director for Lowendalmasaï Japan, a consulting company focused on enterprise cost optimization. He has worked as a consultant in Japan for over 15 years in areas covering market entry, project management, enterprise software implementation, and now cost optimization projects. As a consultant, his clients have included major electronics manufacturers, fast food chains, mobile carriers, retailers, and the fashion industry.
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.
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)