Inside Japan 10: Carl J. Lukach 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 tenth guest is Mr. Carl J. Lukach, President - DuPont East Asia, Chairman – Du Pont Kabushiki Kaisha.

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Inside Japan No.10 – Carl J. Lukach Part2

Guest: Carl J. Lukach, President – DuPont East Asia, Chairman – Du Pont Kabushiki Kaisha
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: September 19, 2012
Venue: Du Pont K.K. Tokyo HQs
Duration: 19:35

Guest Speaker

Carl Lukach has been president of DuPont East Asia since September 2008.

He is responsible for growing DuPont’s businesses in Japan, Korea, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand and is actively involved in promoting science-based collaborations with industry leading companies in these countries. Prior to this assignment, he held a number of leadership positions with DuPont in the automotive and health care industries and in managing DuPont’s financial affairs.

He is a frequent presenter to business, government and investor forums about DuPont’s commitment to delivering science-based solutions that meet world needs such as increasing agricultural productivity and healthier food, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, and finding new solutions that safeguard life and the environment.

He resides in Tokyo, Japan where he has lived for ten years and is actively involved with the US-Japan Business Council, the Economist Corporate Network and Tokyo English Life Line.


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)