Maison Franco-japonaise: 日仏会館 Institut français de recherche sur le Japon à la Maison franco-japonaise (Umifre 19, MEAE-CNRS)

Langue:JA / FR


vendredi 27 mai 2022

Lunch Seminar on Japanese Economy and Society

Governance Reform: What Has Really Changed at Japanese Companies

en anglais sans traduction
vendredi 27 mai 2022 / 12 h 30 - 14 h
George OLCOTT (Specially Appointed Professor and Deputy President, Shizenkan University)

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There has been a large change in the corporate governance regulatory framework in Japan in the last 10 years. The most noticeable shift has been in the composition of Japanese boards, which have both greatly decreased in size and increased in independence. However, Japanese companies are still subject to considerable criticism from investing institutions, particularly from outside of Japan, for poor governance practices.
What has actually changed in the way Japanese companies make key decisions in resource allocation to strengthen their long-term competitiveness? Has there been any substantive change in the way senior succession takes place, or how senior executives are remunerated? What are the prospects for Japanese boards becoming more diverse, reflective not just of the broader Japanese population, but responding the need to globalise Japan and Japanese companies?
Based on his experience as a board member of 6 listed Japanese companies and 13 years of board experience in Japan, Dr Olcott will give his views on the current state of Japanese governance and the outlook for the future.

20220527LSOlcotprofil.jpg Speaker: George Olcott (Specially Appointed Professor and Deputy President, Shizenkan University)
Dr Olcott, who was born and lived for 10 years as a child in Japan, is a UK citizen. He has spent much of his working life in Japan, in the airline business and then as an investment banker. He left the banking industry at the age of 46 to pursue an academic career, obtaining a PhD in management at the University of Cambridge. Since 2008, he has had extensive experience on the boards of various Japanese companies. He is a resident of Tokyo.

Moderator: Gilles Campagnolo (CNRS/FRIJ-MFJ)

Organization: FRIJ-MFJ
Co-organization: CCI France Japon
Support: French Embassy in Japan

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