A change leader with comprehensive international background, Kaoru’s coaching, consulting and training style helps cross-cultural insights and understanding of different mindsets. Providing reassurance when facing unfamiliar business behaviours or management practices and encourages non-native English speakers to approach their professional roles in English-speaking environments with confidence and authenticity.
Recent clients include Renault SAS, Paris, Shiseido Company Ltd, Tokyo and New York, Nissan Motors Company Ltd, Japan and Paris, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo.
Highlitghts from Coaching / Consulting Engagements
Large, complex, and multi-layered international bodies – supported more than 40 Young Professionals of as many nationalities every year in the World Bank, Washington DC, as Manager of their Mentoring Programme, to help build their visibility and influence across the Organisation.
Private Business, Sweden – Founder, expanding innovative product lines and services across 2 continents.
Automotive, UK – Newly appointed Director, transitioning successfully into his new role in the Executive Committee.
Technology, France – COO, building resilience and sense of empathy, despite increasing pressure following several mergers and acquisitions.
Multinational Corporations, Japan – worked with top-ranking women of several European and Asian nationalities to enhance confidence and clarity in their new executive roles despite inner and outer resistance of all kinds in the Japanese environment.
Coaching and Mentoring in
Japanese, French and English
Certified Coach and Mentor at ILM Level 7
(most senior qualification in the UK)
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Group Global Head of Trade Export Control.
2012 - April 2019
Create and manage function of Export Compliance for Group world-wide. Manage geo-political, financial and compliance risks and report to CFOs. Create and deploy Group policies and procedures, ensure due-diligence in anti-corruption and trade compliance of sales network, banks and business partners including M&A. Monitor dual-use in R&D. Design and deploy training in Anti-Corruption and Export Control. Cooperate with authorities (US, Japan, EU, etc.). Public speaking credentials.
Renault Group Director, Internal Audit Sector.
2009 - 2012
Develop annual audit plan based on Renault Executive Committee risk assessment and supervise audit assignments in the areas of Comp&Ben Policy in HR, HRIS Strategy, Partnership with Daimler, Performance and Cost Management of Suppliers, Outsourcing Efficiency, etc. Verify internal control and efficiency of audited corporate functions and subsidiaries.
Executive Secretary to Renault Group HR SVP.
Nissan Europe Director for Training and Recruitment.
2002 - 2009
Talent acquisition and management, executive training design, HR performance, HR budget and internal communication, corporate projects. Integration and exits. First European Code of Conduct. Diversity Policy.
The World Bank Young Professionals Programme Manager.
1999 - 2002
Reformer and Mentor of the Young Professionals Programme. Created and implemented Assessment Centre based on new leadership competencies and behaviours. Change Leader.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
United Nations Development Programme.
1989 - 1999
International Project Manager (Sustainable Development Projects based in Mali, West Africa; and Cambodia, South-East Asia; phasing-out of Aid from Tunisia). Also HR Recruitment.