Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: Hilton Osaka 3F Kyoto no Ma
Speaker: Sarah Casanova, President and CEO McDonald’s Holding Japan
Hosting Committee: Business Programs Committee and Women in Business Committee
Registration: Official registration for this event will open shortly.
Casanova has been with McDonald’s over 28 years, 23 of those having been spent outside her native country of Canada. In an informal “fireside chat” format, we’ll dive into her passion for the McDonald’s brand and what next steps she believes will contribute to an even better McDonald’s in Japan.
The ACCJ-Kansai Business Programs Committee invites you to learn firsthand how to weather challenging times and build a sustainable future. We will also explore Japan’s progress on workplace diversity and the way that work style can link to success in today’s market.
Sarah Casanova is President and CEO of McDonald’s Holding Japan. McDonald’s Japan Company, the restaurant company, has approximately 2900 restaurants and 1.4 billion customers served a year, making Japan one of the biggest markets for McDonald’s worldwide.
Ms. Casanova joined McDonald’s in 1991 in Canada and has been with the brand for 28 years, 23 of which she has spent working outside of Canada. She has worked in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. Her first stint in Japan was from 2004 to 2009 as Chief Marketing Officer. She became the Managing Director of Malaysia in 2009. She then returned to Japan in 2013 as CEO and President of McDonald’s Japan Company, and succeeded to Chairman in March 2019.
Ms. Casanova is a Canadian citizen and earned her MBA degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
Hidehito Katsuma, Co-Chair
Mie Kitano, Co-Chair
ACCJ Kansai – Business Programs Committee
MaryAnne Jorgensen, Chair
ACCJ Kansai – Women in Business Committee
NOTE 1: Kansai Gold Card applies for this event.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.