Mayor of the City of Yokohama
Ms. Hayashi has been the Mayor of the City of Yokohama since August 2009, and is currently serving her third term since August 2017. Prior to her current role, she has held various executive positions, including serving as the President of BMW Tokyo, Corp., Chairperson and CEO of The Daiei, Inc., and Operating Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Ms. Hayashi has received several world-class awards and honors, such as the Wall Street Journal’s “The 50 Women to Watch” 2004, Forbes Magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”, FORTUNE Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business: International” 2005 and 2006, and the “ACCJ 2014 Person of the Year” by The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Ms. Hayashi has authored many publications, including “I’m sorry, but you won’t get many sales using that sales method” (AkiShibo Co. Ltd.), “Take the First Step to Meet the People You Want to Meet” (Kodansha Ltd.) and “My Lithe Work Style” (PHP Institute). Ms. Hayashi was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Aoyama High School.
Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mr. Hasegawa has been Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) since April 2016. He started his career at MHI in 1975. He served as General Manager, Power Systems International Operations Department of Power Systems Headquarters in September 2005, and was appointed as President of Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. in December 2008. In February 2014, he became Director, Executive Vice President and in April 2015, Director, Senior Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. Mr. Hasegawa has been an alternative member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) since April 2017. Mr. Hasegawa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kobe University.
Trinh Thi Hoang Anh
Official, Gender Equality Department, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Viet Nam
Ms Anh is the official of the Gender Equality Department of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam. She is particularly in charge of international relations, and is the gender focal point of the Ministry in the multilateral cooperation fora of the ASEAN, APEC (Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy – PPWE) and the United Nations. She is one of the key persons in charge of the contents of the 2017 APEC Women and the Economy Forum in Viet Nam.
She is not only a policy adviser, but also a program officer and coordinator for international projects of women’s empowerment. She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at the Institute for International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Viet Nam and a Master’s Degree in Social Work Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Lori M. Heinel
Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
Ms. Heinel is responsible for a range of activities that impact the effective delivery of investment strategies and solutions to the company’s global client base. Her responsibilities include representing the market outlook and investment themes to clients, taking a leading role in investment strategy oversight, governance and innovation, and managing the implementation of enterprise-wide initiatives. Prior to her current role, Ms. Heinel worked as head of investments in global investment companies, including SEI Investments, Citi Private Bank and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. Ms. Heinel has authored an article on gender diversity, entitled “The Path to Gender Diversity: 4 Actions to Drive Meaningful Change.” She received her AB in Religion from Princeton University and her MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
President and Representative Director, MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
Mr. Aoi joined MARUI GROUP in 1986. After holding such positions as managing director and executive vice president, he became president and representative director of the Company in April 2005.
In the 2016 All-Japan Executive Team Rankings released by U.S. financial sector magazine Institutional Investor, President Aoi was ranked No. 1 in the retailing category in sell side list of the Best CEOs and No. 3 in the buy side list.
Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy
Ms. Carrington is Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, and co-chair of the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (JUSEC), the binational commission that administers the Fulbright program. She was previously Director of the State Department Foreign Press Centers in Washington and New York. She was the recipient of a 2010 sabbatical fellowship focused on women’s advancement, and participated that same year in the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellowship. From 2007-2010, Ms. Carrington served as Principal Officer for the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan. As the first female officer with children in that position, she was a sought-after speaker on women’s issues.
Ms. Carrington began her 23-year diplomatic career in Tokyo. Besides Japan, she served in Malaysia as Cultural Attaché and multiple tours in Washington, D.C., most recently as the Director of the Foreign Press Center. She is the recipient of two Superior Honor Awards, a Language Award, and multiple individual and group Meritorious Awards. (as of December, 2016)
East Asia Lead on Diversity, Google
Ms. Yamachi is the Diversity Manager, overseeing Google Japan’s operation in Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan. Prior to her current position, Ms. Yamachi worked as an engineer in Japanese IT company and US software company, before moving to the United States to seek higher education. After she graduated from business school in the US, Ms. Yamachi took charge of various posts including talent management, HR business partner and diversity specialist in the US. When she returned to Japan, Ms. Yamachi took a diversity manager post in a US company in Japan, and later she joined Google Japan. Ms. Yamachi received MBA from University of Chicago.
Head of OECD Tokyo Centre, OECD
Since Ms. Murakami joined OECD in 2013 as the head of OECD Tokyo Centre, she has been at the forefront of policy discussions between OECD and governments, businesses and academia in Japan and Asia, covering a wide range of economic policy issues. She has been leading discussions with various stake holders in Japan and Asia, particularly in the areas of Corporate Governance, tax guidelines, gender diversity, education, international trade and innovation. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Murakami held a number of leadership positions as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Ms. Murakami has diverse professional experiences, ranging from banking in New York and London to UN Peace Keep Operations in Cambodia. Ms. Murakami has an MBA from Harvard University, MA from Stanford University and BA from Sophia University. She sits on the Japan Advisory Board of Harvard Business School as well as several advisory committees of the Japanese Government. She is the author of a bestseller book, “Turning Demographic Challenges into Economic Opportunities”. (Japanese only) Ranked #1 at Amazon Japan, economics category.
Head of Public Affairs, Sustainability & Community Engagement, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
Ms. Mastura has been the Head, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Community Engagement at Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia since 2016. She was previously the Head of Corporate Communications at the Bank since 2013. She has also held prior roles as Assistant Vice President for Group Corporate Communications of RHB Banking, Group General Manager of Group Corporate Communications at Media Prima Berhad (Malaysia’s largest media conglomerate) and Vice President of Strategic Communications at Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange).
Ms. Mastura is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and is one of the leaders in the Malaysian Corporate CSR and sustainability space, especially in the area of community engagement focusing on education, health and gender equality. She is active in the Malaysian scene for women empowerment agenda, having invited to speak and be on the panel at conferences. Ms. Mastura holds a Masters in Management from Open University Malaysia and an undergraduate degree from the Auckland University of Technology.
Mónica Flores Barragán
President Latin America, ManpowerGroup
Ms. Flores Barragán is responsible for the company’s operations across 18 countries, which involve more than 3,500 employees and more than 120,000 associates. Ms. Barragán is the President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico and a Board member of several universities, public institutions, and private organizations. Ms. Barragán has been recognized in Latin America and globally for her various achievements, and has been named by various publications as one of the Ten Main Promoters of Diversity, as one of the Most Influential Women in the Staffing Industry, and as a Human Resources Leader of Opinion. She received her Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Panamerican University, and received her MBA from IPADE Business School.
Representative Director, President, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
Mr. Inagaki has been the President and Representative Director of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. and the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited since April 2017. Before his current position, he served as the Managing Executive Officer of the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company since 2016. In his 30-year career at the company, he has held various leadership positions, and has served as Operations Planning Chief, the Management Planning Chief, and the Chief of Group Management Strategy Unit. Mr. Inagaki has been the Vice President of the Life Insurance Association of Japan since July 2017.
Dai-ichi Life Insurance Group operates in 7 economies (Japan, the United States, Australia, Viet Nam, India, Thailand, and Indonesia) and strives to increase the diversity of its workforce. Especially in Japan, the company works with local public offices to reform work cultures and increase women’s economic participation. As a corporate investor, the company values ESG when making investment decisions.
Pacita “Chit" Juan
Chair, Women’s Business Council of the Philippines; Founder and Chair, ECHOstore sustainable lifestyle; and others
Ms. Juan is the Founder and Chair of ECHOStore, a retailer of Philippine-sourced organic products. Ms. Juan is among the most prominent Filipino entrepreneurs due to her experience managing several enterprises in the Philippines. In 1993, Ms. Juan established a coffee franchise, Figaro, which has grown to be the most popular coffee brand in the Philippines. In terms of women’s empowerment, Ms. Juan is the Chair of the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines, and is a Board member of the Philippine Women’s Economic Network. Ms. Juan received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration (BSHRA) from the University of the Philippines.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited（ANZ）
Mr. Knuckey was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ANZ Japan in March 2016. Prior to that, he was CEO of ANZ Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, and Chief Executive of ANZ Royal Bank, ANZ’s joint venture bank in Cambodia. He has been with ANZ for more than 20 years, holding senior positions in Institutional Banking, Global Markets and Strategy across New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China and the Mekong. A strong proponent of diversity, since stepping in to ANZ Japan he has acted to raise the female executives ratio beyond 35%. Mr. Knuckey holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington NZ, as well as a Master of Business Administration (1st Class Honours) from Trinity College. He is married with two children.
Executive Managing Director and CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
After working for Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd and being as a partner of Coller Capital, London, Mr. Mizuno was appointed to the current position in 2015. He contributes his expertise as a member of the Board and Asset Owner Advisory Committee of PRI, adviser to the Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research, along others. He obtained an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Since 2017, GPIF has commenced the ESG investment tracking the “MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index” (nickname: WIN), which focuses on the gender-diversity of Japanese companies.
Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group
Dato’ Hamidah leads people strategies to drive a high-performing workforce for CIMB. She has created competitive advantages for CIMB Group by implementing inclusive compensation models, workplace wellness programs, tactical talent management, and cross-industry collaboration. Dato’ Hamidah is also a member of the Board of Directors at Maxis Berhad, and a mentor for university students and lecturers through the Ministry of Higher Education’s CEO@Faculty Program. Dato’ Hamidah holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Board Member, Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Committee, OPORA RUSSIA
Ms. Peshkova is a Board Member of Women’s entrepreneurship development committee, OPORA RUSSIA, the biggest Russian union for SMEs. Recently, she has been advocating the importance of public-private programs for women’s entrepreneurship development, including activities in BRICS and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She also serves as one of the co-organizers and mentors of the APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target (APEC BEST AWARD).
Ms. Peshkova has an MBA from Kingston University, and is a lecturer at Kingston and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. She has supervised several research projects in the field of business internationalization and SMEs development conducted through Russian public sector and university initiatives.
Denise R. Rutherford
Vice President, Research & Development and Commercialization, Industrial Business Group, 3M
Dr. Rutherford is the Vice President, Research & Development and Commercialization, Industrial Business Group of 3M. Since she joined the 3M Group in 1989, Dr. Rutherford has held various posts including Research Specialist, Technical Director, Vice President and General Manager of the Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Division, and Vice President for the Greater China Area and Managing Director, 3M China. Dr. Rutherford takes part in 3M’s “Women’s Leadership Forum”, which actively promotes diversity within the enterprise, and is involved in the establishment of similar organizations in Latin America and China. She received her M.S. in Chemistry from Murray State University and holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Colorado State University.
Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon
President, Asia-Pacific Regional Council (APRC), International Council of Women (ICW)
Dr. Sriratana is a former Member of Parliament of Thailand (Democrat Party). Dr. Sriratana is President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Council of the International Council of Women (APRC/ICW). She served as Advisers to the Commission on Women, Elderly and Children of the Office of the Parliament as well as Vice-President of National Council of Women of Thailand.
Dr. Sriratana served on the Boards of the following organization: Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden), Institute of Global Environment Strategies (Japan), International Union for Conservation of Nature (Switzerland). She was a panelist at the APEC Summit on Women and Sustainable Economy in San Francisco (USA) in Yokohama (Japan) Shanghai (China), Huế (Vietnam). Dr. Sriratana is the member of Gender and Climate Change Committee at the Conference of the Parties (COP) under UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dr. Sriratana received a Royal Decoration from King Carl Gustaf (XVI) of Sweden. She was bestowed with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Recognition Award for the meritorious contribution and accomplishments for the promotion of international cooperation. She also received the Thailand Prime Minister Award 2015.