February 21, 2019

Meeting and Hotel Location:

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

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Asia Pacific Chapter Chair Meeting

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: Our Transformation Journey
Masahiko Uotani (Japan), President and Group CEO, 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
  • Jennifer C. Chen (Japan), Partner, Intellectual Property, Vinson & Elkins
  • Yumi Clark (Japan), Vice President and Head of Product, Visa Worldwide Japan, Inc.
  • Jennifer C. Chen (Japan), Partner, Intellectual Property, Vinson & Elkins
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
  • Rana Karadsheh (Singapore), Country Manager in Singapore, International Finance Corporation
  • Jean Moe  (Korea), CEO, Dames; former Outside Board Member of Met Life Insurance Company; WCD Member
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote: Aflac Japan’s Core Values: Diversity Promotes Innovation
Charles Lake 
(Japan), Chairman and Representative Director, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd.; President, Aflac International Incorporated

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
  • Hyunjoo Je (Korea), CEO, Yellowdog (Impact Venture Capital)
  • Soo Boon Koh (Singapore), Founder and Managing Partner, iGlobe Partners; WCD Member
  • Yumiko Murakami (Japan), Head of the OECD Tokyo Centre; former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs; 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), Founder and 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  
  • Nobuyuki Tsuji (Japan), Managing Director and Partner, Head of Board Practice, Spencer Stuart Japan

4:05 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 
Effectively Onboarding NextGen Family Members
Ma Cherry Trivedi (Moderator) (Myanmar and Singapore) Founder and Managing Director, Ayuroma Advisory International; WCD Chapter Chair
Sun Joo Ahn (Korea) Director of KPCM; former Special Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director, Int'l Energy Agency, OECD; WCD Member
Maiko Todoroki (Japan), President & CEO, Poppins Corporation

The Board’s Role in Oversight of Environmental and Social Issues
Marie-Laurence Guy (United States), Senior Program Manager - IFC Nominee Director Support Center, International Finance Corporation
Yukiko Kuroda (Japan), Director, CAC Holdings, Mitsui Chemicals, Terumo Corporation, and Seven Bank; founder, People Focus Consulting; WCD Member

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Optional: Conversation with IFC on Nominee Directorship Program

Marie-Laurence Guy (United States), Senior Program Manager - IFC Nominee Director Support Center, International Finance Corporation
         (Please attend this optional session if you are interested in learning about IFC’s Nominee Directors program. This is a great opportunity for those directors who are seeking additional board seats.)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Closing Cocktail Reception

  • Maggie Hanson Muse (Singapore and United States) Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN; WCD Advisory Board Member and former Honorary Chapter Chair in Myanmar, Peru, Columbia and India
  • Susan C. Keating (United States), CEO, WCD Foundation


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