Japan shares many similarities with Switzerland: an organized and courteous society, a large talented workforce trained in engineering and advanced technology, and conservatively managed industries that are long overdue transformation.
Part of the Japanese government’s efforts to propel the nation towards modernity, to compete sustainably with emerging superpowers such as China, is to improve diversity at the executive boards of Japanese companies. This sentiment has been furthered by Kazhuiko Toyama, who has been recognised as one of Japan’s foremost advocates of reform. He has a clear vision of what New Japan needs to remain globally competitive, and how to achieve that vision for the zombie-like Japanese companies he is commissioned to revive.
Hear Toyama at WORLDWEBFORUM 2019 present the cases where he has helped Japanese dinosaurs resurrect from a fate of extinction, and perhaps you will see some similarities that can be applied to Swiss industry!