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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.
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 17, 2018

Beyond the Paradox: Understanding the Secrets of Japanese Business

In the JMEx program, GLOBIS students learn how business is different in Japan.

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

One of the challenges GLOBIS MBA graduates face can be working in a cross-cultural environment in Japan. GLOBIS Insights interviewed…

Tech & Innovation
APR 18, 2017

Continuous Innovation for Competitive Advantage: The Adidas Way

How Adidas continues to innovate year after year.

Career Success
MAR 23, 2017

“Do what you love and do it often”: A Conversation with Enrique Velez

GLOBIS Alumni (2014-2016) Enrique Alejandro Velez passed away on March 20, 2017. We publish this article in expression of our deepest…

Global Japan
MAR 10, 2017

Communicating the Spirit of Okinawa

Continuing his interviews on innovation in the Japanese service industry, Cris Vlad interviewed Ms. Akiko Katsuki, Head of Customer Relations at the…

Global Japan
FEB 3, 2017

Willingness to Act: The Secret to Japanese Hospitality?

We go to the renowned Busena Hotel in Okinawa to learn the key to omotenashi.