06 février 2018
Comité Women in Business
The Women in Business Committee is pleased to invite as a speaker Maiko Kuroda, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toyoko Inn. 30 years after its establishment, Toyoko Inn has become the first hotel chain in Japan with 5000 rooms. Targeting domestic business travelers, it has maintained their concept of “providing clean, secure and affordable rooms” while actively pursuing international expansion in recent years and will open next spring the “Toyoko Inn Marseille Saint-Charles” in France.
Maiko Kuroda has an unusual background. She joined Toyoko Inn in 2002 and worked for 3 years before she came back in 2008. She was promoted president in 2012. Having boosted profit tenfold, she’s now eyeing markets in Europe and North America.
The huge turnaround of the company isn’t the only story that makes Kuroda stand out in the corporate scene. Rather it’s her advancement of a strategy prioritizing women in the hiring of managers that is seen as unusual: women account for 98% of the managers of the company’s more than 250 hotels, whereas men hold about 93% of management roles in Japan.
Maiko Kuroda will address the topic of hotel management by female managers and the company’s international expansion.
About the speaker
Maiko Kuroda, Toyoko Inn Co., Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer, was born in 1976 as the eldest daughter of Toyoko Inn founder Norimasa Nishida. She graduated from the University of Sacred Heart (Tokyo) and specialized in 19th century German history at the University of Rikkyo (Tokyo). She joined Toyoko Inn in 2002, and after a maternity leave, she came back in 2008 as vice-president. She was promoted president in 2012.
Date Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time From 12:30 to 14:00 (doors open at 12:00)
Venue French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan 1F Meeting room
Language Japanese (consecutive interpretation to English)
Admission fee (lunchbox included) to be paid online by credit card or in cash at the door
Members: JPY 3 000/person
Non-members: JPY 5 000/person
Deadline for registration/cancellation Thursday, February 1st, 2018, 17:00
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