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Cristian Vlad

President & CEO, JCE Japan Creative Enterprise

Talent & Engagement Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services

GLOBIS Partner Faculty
A seasoned veteran of business transformation, organizational development, and innovation initiatives, Cristian is the president and CEO of JCE Japan Creative Enterprise, an agency which helps corporate teams transform their business and manage talent. Cristian has been advising global clients on the role of diversity, human capital, creativity and corporate communications as strategic business drivers to foster innovation and stimulate business growth. He is also an IBM Global Business Services consultant.
Prior to his current role, Cristian was project manager at Toyota Motor Corporation, where he led a team of advanced product development professionals within the Corporate Value Creation Department. He also consulted on numerous organizational changes, corporate rebranding, and transformation projects. Cristian holds an MA in International Relations from Hirosaki University and a dual BA in Communications and Foreign Language Education from the University of Bucharest.
Global Japan
AUG 27, 2018

Japan’s Unexpected Gateway to Europe

New hubs of entrepreneurship are popping up across the world, even…Transylvania!

Global Japan
MAR 27, 2018

Beyond the 2020 Olympics: Business Opportunities and the Future of Tokyo

A.T. Kearney Japan Chairman and Partner Tak Umezawa shares his participation in the NEXTOKYO Project and a vision for Tokyo…

Career Success
FEB 23, 2018

Anticipating Guest Expectations at The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa

Cris Vlad (below, CV) traveled to The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa to interview Director of Room Mr. Takeshi Hara (TH) and Front Office Assistant…

Career Success
JAN 26, 2018

One Pattern Doesn’t Fit All: Implementing Global HR Strategy at Murata

Good people are the essence of good companies. Every company is looking to find and retain good talent, which is even…

Global Japan
JAN 15, 2018

Beyond the Paradox: Understanding the Secrets of Japanese Business

Business in Japan has a tendency to baffle outsiders, but there is much to be learned from Japanese leadership, business models, decision making, and social constructs.

by GLOBIS Insights Staff
Career Success
SEP 12, 2017

Organizations of the Future: 3 Books to Re-Invent Your Company

Exponential Organizations. Teal Organizations. HR for the 2020 Workplace. Here are three books showing us today how the organizations of…

Career Success
MAY 30, 2017

Transforming Customer Experience at Sheraton Okinawa Sun Marina

A corporate philosophy to drive innovation in the service industry.

Global Japan
MAY 12, 2017

How to Effectively Give Feedback in Cross-Cultural Situations in Japan

Working in a cross-cultural environment can be challenging. GLOBIS Insights interviewed Suzanne Price, Cristian Vlad, and Megumi Taoka about how to make a safe space for feedback in the Japanese workplace.

by GLOBIS Insights Staff