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Operational Challenges for Japanese Companies in the U.S

| 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free

International Executive Roundtable
Presented by:
International Business Student Network (IBSN)
CU Denver Institute for International Business (IIB) and
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

Operational Challenges for Japanese Companies in the U.S.
Hajime “Jimmy” Numata, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies Executive Liaison, Terumo Corporation

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain Time)
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

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Mr. Hajime “Jimmy” Numata will speak to the managerial and cultural challenges that a Japanese-owned corporation faces from its US subsidiaries and affiliates within a global business environment.   He will also share some insightful experiences in the day-to-day life of a Terumo employee in Japan and the US.  There will be opportunities for Q&A at the end.

Speaker: Hajime “Jimmy” Numata
Jimmy Numata is the Executive Liaison between the top leadership at Terumo’s headquarters in Tokyo, its corporate teams across the world, and Colorado-based Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies.  Career-wise, he has developed deep coordination skills through progressively more responsible roles in Terumo’s Tokyo-based Strategic Planning Department through developing corporate strategy, executing mergers and acquisitions, and facilitating the global corporate agenda. He developed his commercial and marketing acumen at Terumo Cardiovascular where he turned around market share by focusing on achieving customers’ expectations.

At his core, Jimmy appreciates and respects the differences between cultures, businesses, corporations and organizations. This understanding rooted itself when he was fifteen years old and decided to attend high school in Pennsylvania by himself, away from his home in Japan. Since then, he has been enthusiastic to learn different ways of thinking and to cultivate holistic views to unlock potential.

Jimmy holds a Master of Business Administration from the International University of Japan. Outside of work, Jimmy enjoys golfing, skiing, mountain biking, traveling and, most of all, experiencing something new to broaden his perspective.

Terumo Corporation:
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a mission-driven medical device company focused on unlocking the potential of blood and cell-based therapies.   Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, it is one of three business units of Terumo Corporation, a Tokyo-based global leader in medical devices.

International Executive Roundtables
International Executive Roundtables are hosted by CU Denver’s Institute for International Business (IIB) and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) with support from the late Burton Charles Boothby, the St. Charles Investment Company, and the Carole Ann Jemal-Gibson and Greg Gibson Fund.

International Executive Roundtables are free to attend.
Please RSVP by October 5, 2021 using this link: https://bit.ly/IBSN-10-6

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