GIVS-Tokyo2018 Keynote Speaker
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., Japan
The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 (GIVS-Tokyo2018) is pleased to announce that Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., will be a Keynote Speaker.
Mr Mogi was born in Noda City in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. He joined Kikkoman in 1958 after graduating from Keio University. In 1961, he became the first Japanese national to earn an MBA from Columbia University. He was appointed to the position of President and CEO in 1995, and Chairman and CEO in 2004. He assumed his current position in 2011.
Outside of Kikkoman, Mr Mogi is currently Chairman of the Japan Productivity Center. He also serves as Chairman of the Japan - Midwest U.S. Association and is Honorary Ambassador of the State of Wisconsin. He was Japanese Chairman of the Japanese – German Forum from 2002 to 2015, Japanese Chairman of the Korea – Japan Forum from 2003 to 2015, Vice Chairman of Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) from 1995 to 2003 and Trustee of Columbia University from 1994 to 2000. He also worked for the government as Chairman of the Council for Administrative Reduction and Efficiency, Chairman of the Council for Comprehensive Review of Administrative Expenditures, and Member of the Government Revitalization Unit.
He was awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon of Japan in 1999, the Order of Orange Nassau from the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2003, and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2006. He has published a number of books including The Day Soy Sauce Made it to America’s Tables, Overseas Strategies Without Friction, Kikkoman’s Global Management, and Borders are Made to be Crossed.