• Norinao Shirai, Executive Director, Daiwa Pharmaceutical CO

    Norinao Shirai, Executive Director, Daiwa Pharmaceutical CO

  • Nutraceutical marketing plays a critical role in the dissemination of information about new and existing nutraceutical products, helping healthcare providers make informed decisions about patient treatment. It serves as the final stage in the information continuum, where the results of research and development are translated into practical and useful tools for the medical community. This organized and comprehensive system provides updates on ingredient availability, safety, efficacy, potential hazards, and best practices for use. The costs associated with nutraceutical marketing are significant but are typical of high-tech industries as well that need to communicate complex information to knowledgeable users.

  • Norinao Shirai: Exercising Overseas Experiences To Establish The Name Of Japanese Merchants Globally

Parametric Insurance is Here to Stay

By: Jeffrey Khoo, Vice Chairman APAC, Arbol Inc

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Transforming Digital Process Automation during New Normal

By: Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Product Head – Food SAR Region, Bureau Veritas Group

With 19+ years’ experience in the verticals like audit, certification, training, quality functions, Dr. Kaushik

Top 10 Executive Directors In Japan - 2023

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By: Anthony Webb, Vice President International, A10 Networks

Cyber criminals are usually motivated by financial gain, though other motivations can include desire for political influence, some concept of social


Technology Reshaping the Future of Healthcare

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Learning & Development – Need & Importance

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  • Top 10 Executive Directors In Japan - 2023

    The True Leaders of Japan’s Economy

    Apart from being known for a safe, convenient and clean country, Japan has emerged as a leading nation in today’s world with a strong economy, highly sophisticated infrastructure and a reliable tax regime, which offers a great business environment for businesses wishing to expand to Asia. With its major industries including automobiles, computers and consumer electronics, there is ample opportunity for players in an array of industries, to enter the Japanese market. Undoubtedly pandemic shook the foundation of many industries and hit the economy hard of many countries, both developed and developing, and Japan was not an exception. Thanks to the dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, agile Industry leaders (CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, Executive Directors and more), and highly skilled human workforce of the country, who have constantly leveraged their out of the box thinking and future-ready attitude to support the economic growth.

    Executive Directors Fostering Success

    As leadership expert WCH Prentice said, "Leadership is the accomplishment of a goal through the direction of human assistants". Leadership is not only about having ever-increasing followers but a much broader concept than this. While leadership is often associated with job titles, it's not so much about their role but their attitude and behaviour. Such great corporate leader are Executive Directors, they are the senior operating officer or manager of an organization or corporation, mostly at a nonprofit. Similar in many ways to the CEO in a profitable corporation, executive directors are responsible for steering the organization and managing its operations thoroughly. With less salary than any other corporate CEO, they work hard for organisations with fundraising efforts, as well as the promotion of the organization in order to raise public awareness and boost membership.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Executive Directors in Japan - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Executive Directors In Japan - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Bristol Myers Squibb Denise Smith , Executive Director- Japan Finance Bristol Myers Squibb A global, enterprise minded leader delivering strategic insights that inform decisions for the future with a proven track record and experience in finance and business management, financial reporting and analysis, internal controls, business partnering, and public accounting
Green Sports Alliance Japan Haruki Sawada , Executive Director Green Sports Alliance Japan A visionary business leader, taking forward Japan’s sports industry in terms of its sustainable practices and using sports to drive communities toward a sustainable futureks
Inoue Corporation kenji ikeda Executive Director, Executive Director Inoue Corporation An executive leader with a with a proven track record of driving success, skilled in business development, operations management, strategic planning and many
Eucrasia K.K. Masatoshi Asami , Executive Director Eucrasia K.K. A business leader with 20 years of experience working as IT and business strategy consultant for financial firms & streetside institutions
Mayra Business Services Niaz W. , Executive Director Mayra Business Services A visionary with in-depth knowledge of technology, IT staffing & recruitment and the food & beverages industry and known for starting up & scaling businesses through vision, intuition, and technology, & user-experience expertise
Daiwa Pharmaceutical Co Norinao Shirai , Executive Director Daiwa Pharmaceutical Co A seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in the international marketing industry with a proven track record of building trust with customers and driving success in the competitive world of international marketing
Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan Sergio Nespral Sánchez , Executive Director Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan A business & international trade specialist with over 5 years of experience in foreign business promotion in a multilateral diplomatic environment in Japan
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization Takashi Wada , Executive Director New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization An global professional leader with 14+ years of extensive experience in research and development of solving technology for social challenge issues
AT Tokyo Corporation Takuya Yamashita , Executive Director-Director Sales Division AT Tokyo Corporation An extensive international business career spanning industries from life science, information technology, sales and expertised in operations management, business development and more
Tomoe System Inc Yuki Yanase , Executive Director Tomoe System Inc An executive director developing and implementing strategies aiming to promote the mission and creating complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives

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