EXPORT CONTROL EXPERTISE

Understanding and investing in Export Compliance for the greater competitive advantage of your enterprise and value chain in the face of increasing sanctions and dual-use regulations all over the world.

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Latest Projects
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AirBusiness Academy of Airbus, France 

Qualified AirBusiness Academy Trainer in the Export Control Training Team, delivering 3 specialised modules: Export Control Practitioner for general awareness, Exports of Intangibles and Export Control Classification for advanced participants in-house. 

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Training and Coaching for Bentley Motors Export Control 

First full-day training identified unique risks and regulatory touch points, raised awareness and developed deeper understanding, followed by 'Train-the-Trainer' second day to jump-start effective control organisation. The training - "an eye opener" - is capitalised into an internal Qualification for participants.

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group Global Head of Trade Export Control

Based in Nissan, but working for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, I created and developed an entirely new function of Global Export Regulatory Compliance Programme. Highlights include the writing and publishing of the internal Global Export Policy (sign-off by CEO in 2017); design and deployment of world-wide Anti-Corruption, Trade Compliance and Export Control training; implementation of strict controls by Nissan engineers of dual-use compliance in R&D, among others. Nissan being global,  compliance and cooperation with authorities are mandatory with the US, Japan, the EU, the UK, China, India, Thailand, etc. 

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group Global Head of Trade Export Control

In addition, I implemented together with Renault Internal Security several due diligence procedures to ensure compliance with anti-bribery and export control laws and regulations of sales distribution networks, prospective business partners including M&A projects, financial intermediaries and third party vendors.

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group Global Head of Trade Export Control

Since 2017, Mitsubishi Group has been using best practices and processes established by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd to develop a centralised control systems solution. Regular benchmarks include synergies in some selected countries, especially in the Asia region. 

Testimonials
 
​“I have known Kaoru for several years through our mutual working within global Nissan functions, she always demonstrates a dedicated approach to work, with a strong 'can do' ethic to the most challenging or mundane of tasks. 
Her approach is positive and always encouraging to those involved, quietly pulling people along so that they too can achieve."

​​Neil Lloyds, General Manager

Nissan Design Europe, London 

 
"I have appreciated your hard work and drive all these years, you have been a great example and motivation. Thank you for your leadership and direction, without you and the skills you brought, I can’t imagine the global export control team being anywhere near what it is today. Now we get to stand on your shoulders and reap the benefits. Your approach is positive and always encouraging to those involved, quietly pulling people along so that they too can achieve."

Jonathan Young, Export Compliance Analyst

Nissan North America, Inc., Nashville TN

“Specifically around Export Control, Kaoru's knowledge is deep and her approach pragmatic and objective, which I have found to be key in exercising good management of this subject, in my non-expert capacity.
Attention to detail is high and although the subject can be quite bureaucratic there is a refreshing common sense approach to the work.”
 

​​Neil Lloyds, General Manager

Nissan Design Europe, London

“Thank you very very much for your advices and supports for all of us. I have been always impressed by your ability of leadership and communication. We will miss you, but would like to dedicate efforts to keep the Alliance compliant by taking over the export control framework your established.”
 

​​Atsuyoshi Takayama, Regional Manager for Japan & Asia

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, Yohohama