Inside Japan 11: Mark Slade 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 eleventh guest is Mr. Mark Slade, President / representative Director, DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K.

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Inside Japan No.11 – Mark Slade Part2

Guest: Mark Slade, President / Representative Director, DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K.
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: November 6, 2012
Venue: DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K. Tokyo HQs
Duration: 15:27

Guest Speaker

Mark Slade is the Representative Director and President for DHL Global Forwarding Japan, the freight and forwarding division of DHL since 1 April 2011. He is also a member of the DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific Management Board.

Mark is currently Chairman of the Logistics and Freight Committee, European Business Council in Japan since January 2012. A native of Canada, he has spent the last 15 years living in the Asia Pacific region, working in the logistics industry. Mark is a graduate of the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science.


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)