A Conversation on Leadership with Mitsuru Claire Chino

October 14, 2020
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Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 PM EDT   Calculate your local time

This event is co-presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and Japan Society (New York).

In 2013, Mitsuru Claire Chino became the first female executive of a major Japanese trading company, known as sogo shosha and are among the largest businesses in Japan. The humble Chino acknowledges her historic position, but she is also quick to champion people from all demographic backgrounds at the ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International. In the years since her promotion, she has represented her company across the world and become a recognized leader, also demonstrating skill in community engagement and legal affairs. Moreover, Chino is in an important role, as the president and chief executive of a large firm during COVID-19. Join us for an engaging discussion with Japan Society Board Member, Mitsuru Claire Chino, on the corporate environment in 2020, the concept of workplace diversity, and how to be an effective leader.

Mitsuru Claire Chino, Managing Executive Officer of ITOCHU Corporation

Karen Ideno, Group Vice President, Toyota Financial Services

Speaker Bio:
Mitsuru Claire Chino is Managing Executive Officer of ITOCHU Corporation (“Itochu”), a Fortune Global 500 company headquartered in Japan, and President & CEO of ITOCHU International Inc., a subsidiary of Itochu in New York, overseeing North America. Before assuming her position in New York, she was General Counsel of Itochu, and prior to that, a partner with an international law firm.

In 2013, she became the first female executive officer of any major trading company in Japan. Claire has received several recognitions, including from the World Economic Forum (Young Global Leader), Yale University (Yale World Fellow), Asia Society (Asia 21) and the U.S. Japan Foundation (USJLP Fellow). She has also been recognized in the legal community as a “Top 25 In- House Counsel in Asia” (Asia Legal Business), “Asia Pacific’s Innovative Lawyer” (Financial Times), and “FT Global General Counsel 30 (Financial Times), and has received a “Transformative Leader” award (Inside Counsel). Most recently, the California Lawyers Association recognized her as the 8th Annual Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year (2018).

She is a graduate of Smith College (B.A. cum laude) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), where she serves on the advisory board. She is a classically trained singer and gives solo performances from time to time.

6 – 7 PM    Discussion and Live Audience Q&A

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Co-presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Image: Courtesy Mitsuru Claire Chino.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
  • 6:00 pm