Centennial Speakers Series
Thursday, January 11
12 – 2 pm
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Eikoh Harada, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.
James McDonald, President & CEO, Rockefeller & Co.; Chairman, Japan Society, Inc.
The two years since Eikoh Harada left Apple Computers Japan to take over the reins at McDonald’s Japan have witnessed a full paradigm shift from old legacy operations to a new set of business practices encompassing radical changes in the corporate culture and human resources systems. Without such drastic developments, the business recovery McDonald’s Japan has successfully realized would never have been achieved. These policy changes have included scrapping the seniority system in favor of a merit-based structure that rewards performance and ability, and abolishing the retirement age. McDonald’s Japan expects future challenges and changes to generate further growth, allowing the company to leverage its U.S. business partner relationships and extend global competitiveness. Mr. Harada discusses many of these changes and divulges his recipe for success in the highly competitive world of Japanese fast food.
12 – 12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30 – 1 Luncheon
1 – 2 Lecture
Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.
- January 11, 2007
- 12:00 pm