At the next Salon de Paris Club, we will have the pleasure to welcome Mr Jérôme Chouchan, president of Godiva Japan and also president of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
He will talk about on the topic «Target – enjoy working, hint from Kyudo? ».
President Chouchan says that he met many people in Japan, had various relationships, and suggested that the traditional Japanese way of thinking, especially Kyudo (Japanese archery, which he started at the age of 29) brought great wisdom in his life and business.
Godiva, a long-established chocolatier in Belgium, this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its expansion into Japan, so it will be a precious opportunity to hear stories and tips that will help improve yourself, make your life more fun and fulfilling and how to enjoy working.
We look forward to your participation.
(Please note that we may thoroughly grasp corona infection trends in the future and postpone the event depending on the situation.)
|Date||Tuesday, June 21, 2022 19:00-21:00|
1-6, Hibiya-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tel:03-5511-4122
19 :00-20 :00 Conference, Q& A
20 :00-21 :00 Networking buffet
CEO Godiva Japan, South Korea, Australia / New Zealand and Manufacture Belge de Chocolats Mr. Chouchan has more than 25 years’ experience of luxury brand management in international markets, and more particularly in Japan ad Asia. He is currently CEO of Govida Japan since June 2010, and manages the markets of Japan South Korea, Australia / New Zealand and Manufacture Belge de Chocolats.
Since he joined, the Japan business triples its size in 7 years, through successful launching of innovative products, creative marketing strategy, and a multi-channel distribution strategy that cater various consumer needs.
He was Managing Director for Japan and Asia, for Lladro, the famous Spanish porcelain brand. During his term, the Lladro Japan business had grown over 40 % and he had successfully launched unique dolls products such as Hina Ningyo and Waka Musha that have delighted Japanese consumers.
Previously, he was in France for the LVMH Group, as Business Development Director of Hennessy(Cognac) with the responsibility of both the Japanese Business Unit and the Hennessy Training & Promotion Division. Before entering LVMH,
He joined the Lacoste Group (clothing brand) and held in 1999 the position of North Asia Regional Director, based in Tokyo,
In his earlier career, e initiated also the startup of brand business in Asia and Japan, for the French High Jewelry brand “Mellerio dits Meller” and the French Government Mint “Monnaie de Paris”.
Fluent in Japanese, he is one of the few foreign trustees of renowned Keizai Doyukai (Japanese Association of Corporate Executives). He is also presently a Board Director of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
His book “Target” has been widely praised in Japan since its publication in February 2016. It was published in English in April 2018. “Target” is a unique approach to management and leadership, taking inspiration from the wisdom of the ancient Japanese martial art of Kyudo- The Way of the Bow. It is also translated in French in 2019. In 2019, his second book “Hataraku koto wo Tanoshimou – Let’s change and transform together” which tells new approach of working way, was published.
He is currently a Board Director of the Kyudo International Federation and holds a Kyudo Renshi (Instructor license) and a 5th Dan degree.
Mr. Chouchan, has a Master in Management from the French Leading Business School: HEC Paris.
|Participation fee||7000 yens for members / 11000 yens for non-members|
|Language||Japanese / English|
|Organizer||Groupe Économique Franco-Japonais (Paris Club)|
|To participate,||please register on the site of Paris Club before June 18.|
After registration, we will inform you of the bank details.
Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.