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GLOBIS Asia Campus President, Tomoko Katsurayama, Speaks on the Panel at the Nikkei Forum: Future of Asia


Singapore – The President of GLOBIS Asia Campus and GLOBIS Asia Pacific, Tomoko Katsurayama, spoke at the 28th Future of Asia conference, hosted by Nikkei. Katsurayama participated in the panel titled “Cultural Exchanges Nurture Asia’s Next Generation,” which was co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation.

Future of Asia is a conference where political, economic, and academic leaders from APAC discuss regional issues and Asia’s role in the world. Held by Nikkei every year since 1995, it is considered to be one of the most important global conferences in Asia.

The discussions at this year’s conference included how Asia should face global challenges such as climate change, the polarizing global political climate, and the fragmentation of supply chains. Participating leaders this year included Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Tran Luu Quang, President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Don Pramudwinai, and Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida.

Tomoko Katsurayama, the President of GLOBIS Asia Campus, participated in the  “Cultural Exchanges Nurture Asia’s Next Generation” panel co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation. The other panelists included Yupharet Eakturapakal, the Founder and CEO of G-Yu Creative and Prim Phloeun, the Executive Director of Living Arts International. The session was moderated by Yuri Sato, the Executive Vice President of The Japan Foundation.

During the panel, Katsurayama said, “Exposure to diverse values in different cultures is an opportunity to create new innovations,” and further called for “more businesspeople to be active in the world by immersing themselves in different cultures.”

Since 2012, the Singapore-based office has been supporting companies and businesspeople in Southeast Asia with corporate education to encourage continuing professional growth. In October 2019, offerings were expanded to include Pre-MBA courses for businesspeople. The GAC office provides corporate training services to other countries who are part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and more. As Japan and ASEAN celebrate the 50th anniversary of their friendship and cooperation, GLOBIS Asia Campus will continue to make efforts to create new businesses.

About Tokomo Katsurayama
President and CEO, GLOBIS Asia

20230531_Ms.KatsurayamaTomoko Katsurayama is the President & CEO of GLOBIS Asia Campus Pte. Ltd., the Southeast Asian headquarters of GLOBIS, where she has been stationed since 2014. She is also a member of the Executive Committee at GLOBIS.

In her current role, she is engaged in realizing the GLOBIS vision in the Southeast Asian region, which is to build an ecosystem to create and innovate society.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, Tomoko Katsurayama gained valuable experience working at Nike Japan, Amazon Japan, and a foreign consulting firm. At GLOBIS, she was instrumental in developing research and programs related to strategy and marketing, and she was also involved in launching and operating the G1 Global Conference. The conference brings together leaders from diverse fields including politics, economy, business, science, technology, and culture to discuss future visions and global challenges, and explore potential solutions.

Tomoko Katsurayama earned her Bachelor’s degree from Nagoya University, and her MBA and MSA (Master of Sports Administration) from Ohio University in the United States.

Since its foundation in 1992, GLOBIS has fostered a vision to create and innovate societies by fostering management ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge. Today, the company is involved in a range of activities, from higher education and corporate training to venture capital. GLOBIS also operates the G1 Institute and the KIBOW Foundation, two non-profit organizations to promote creativity and innovation in society. The GLOBIS MBA and corporate training programs are offered both online and in person across Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the USA and Europe. GLOBIS University is the proud home of Japan’s largest MBA and is rapidly growing to claim this title for all of Asia.

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