Ghen Akiyama

Managing Director and President at BoConcept

I am currently the Country Manager Japan for BoConcept A/S (Representative Director and President of BoConcept Japan K.K.), a Private Equity-backed Danish furniture and accessories company with 65 years history globally and with over 20 years in Japan. My current mission is to develop and implement Japan’s mid-term growth strategy that will lead to the company’s IPO in a similar time frame. As a leader for the fastest growing market since the buy-out, I serve on the headquarter Senior Management Team. I also served as an interim Country head for China. Prior to the current role, I have served as the Japan country head for 10 years in the apparel, footwear, sports and entertainment industries. I have experience in all major sales channels (wholesale, owned stores, franchising and e-commerce), licensing, marketing, product development, merchandising, supply chain, global brand management and strategic planning. I’ve managed premium lifestyle brands such as Timberland, MLB, Universal Studios, Levi’s, Miller and Marlboro. Geographically I have always been in charge of the Japan market but my responsibilities have also included Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America regions – total 10 years of regional and global roles to supplement my in-depth Japan expertise. I believe my strengths are in P&L management, developing and executing commercial programs that drive growth, rebuilding companies and brands, seizing “white space” opportunities, leading teams and nurturing leaders. I have shown double-digit revenue and/or profit growth in all of my past positions. I’m fully bilingual and bicultural and have working experience mostly in Japan and US but also in Singapore and Taiwan as well. My MBA is from Kellogg and I still value the importance of teamwork and collaboration that I learned there.

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Customised, coordinated and affordable design furniture and accessoriesInterior decoration serviceRetailFranchiseeDesignB2B

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