February 21, 2019

Meeting and Hotel Location:

The Westin Tokyo
1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8580 Japan

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Asia Pacific Chapter Chair Meeting
*for chapter chairs only

Dinner Location:

International house
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato
Tokyo 106-0032, Japan

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner and Keynote
Opening Remarks:

  • Ms. Seiko Noda (Japan), Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment; Minister of State for the Social Security and Tax Number System

Kathy Matsui (Japan), Vice chairperson of Goldman Sachs Japan; WCD Member

Friday, February 22, 2019


The Westin Tokyo
1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8580 Japan

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Registration and Networking

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening of the Asia Pacific Institute

  • Susan C. Keating (United States), CEO, WCD Foundation

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Masahiko Uotani (Japan), CEO of Shiseido

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Panel 1: Almost Human - the Age of Applied Intelligence

  • Nancy Calderon (Moderator) (United States), Global Lead Partner, KPMG LLP; Director, Global Delivery Center, Ltd., KPMG India; Director, WCD Foundation; Co-author of Women on Board
  • Frederique Covington (Singapore), Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing & Cross Border, Asia Pacific, VISA; WCD Member
  • Baigalmaa Tsagaan (Mongolia), Presidium Member of Citizen’s Representative Meeting of Capital, Head of Japanese National Institute of Technology in Mongolia
11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Panel 2: Adapting Technology for Aging Labor Markets

  • Peta Latimer (Moderator) (Singapore), CEO, Mercer Singapore
  • Ikuko Ebihara (Japan), President, Johnson & Johnson KK Vision Care Company; WCD Member
  • Jean, Mo (Tentative) (Japan), CEO Dames; former CEO of Danon Corp.; former Outside Board Member of Met Life Insurance Company
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.


1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Panel 3: Investing in the Future - Venture Capital and the Role for Women

  • Theo Schwabacher (United States), Senior Institutional Consultant, Morgan Stanley; WCD Chapter Chair and Advisory Board Member
  • Soo Boon Koh (Singapore), Founder and Managing Partner, iGlobe Partners; WCD Member

2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.


2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Keynote: Blurred Lines: Corporations and Communities in Asia

  • Ruth Shapiro (Hong Kong), Chief Executive at The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Panel 4: Creating and Leading a Resilient Business Model

  • Chris LaVictoire Mahai (Moderator) (United States), President, Aveus, A division of Medecision; Director, Macquarie Global Infrastructure Fund; WCD Member
  • Susan Eick (Canada), CEO, The Refinery; WCD Member
  • Cristina Finocchi Mahne (Italy) Director and Chairwoman of Board Committees (Risks & Sustainability, Nomination & Remuneration) Italiaonline, Banco Desio Group and GHC;  Director Elica Corporation and Trevi Group; former Director Natuzzi and Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane; former Member of Executive Committee Fineco Group; WCD Chapter Chair  

4:05 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Effectively Onboarding NextGen Family Members
    • Ikuko Ebihara (Japan), President, Johnson & Johnson KK Vision Care Company; WCD Member
    • Ma Cherry Trivedi (Myanmar and Singapore), Founder and Managing Director, Ayuroma Advisory International; WCD Chapter Chair
    • Maiko Todoroki (Japan), Executive Director, Poppins Corporation
  • The Board’s Role in Oversight of Environmental and Social Issues (ESG)
    • Vladislava Ryabota (Bangkok), Corporate Governance Lead for South Asia, International Finance Corporation
    4:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

    Closing of the Asia Pacific Institute

    • Kapila Anand (United States), Director, Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality Retired Partner and Senior Advisor, KPMG LLP; WCD Chapter Chair and Lead Director, WCD Foundation
    • Susan C. Keating (United States), CEO, WCD Foundation

    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Closing Networking Reception