Before he was Senior Corporate Adviser of Minolta worldwide, Japanese businessmen Akio Miyabayashi was known for steering Minolta Europe through a turbulent period of change as the company's CEO. A charismatic keynote speaker, he discusses total customer service, global competitiveness, future trends, cultural differences and Japanese motivational techniques.
Former CEO of Minolta Europe, Akio Miyabayashi became Senior Corporate Adviser of Minolta worldwide on his retirement and is one of the few outstanding Japanese businessmen in Europe.
Rising through the ranks of Minolta, he was responsible for the launch of Minolta Europe. Steering the company through a period of such huge change was very much due to his clear understanding of global competitiveness and cultural differences.
Under his control, staffing numbers increased from 17 in the ‘60s to over 5,000 in the ‘90s. Having developed a culture of total quality and customer care, Minolta has become a major player in the European market, with 44 companies and subsidiaries and 2 factories in Europe.
Having shared the stage with some of the world’s most prominent politicians and business leaders, Akio Miyabayashi is a charismatic keynote business speaker, with presentations that leave the audience with a valuable insight into European and Asian developments in industry, management and society, as well as his projections for the future.
He can deliver presentations in English, German or Japanese, lectures for Universities in Europe and for the American Management Association on leadership and business strategy and was elected best Guest Speaker by the students of the Graduate School of Business Administration in Zurich.
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