Pernille Rudlin, Europe, Middle East & Africa Representative - United Kingdom
Ian Fallmann, Senior Consultant, United Kingdom
Emma Johnson, Consultant, United Kingdom
Cindy Baker, Consultant, United Kingdom
Ian has a BA in Economics from Sussex University. He is a non-executive director of a UK company and a Japanese business. He believes even the best can get better and coaching is about helping others to achieve their goals – something he parallels in his own life; Ian has successfully completed 7 marathons.
Ian spent 21 years in Japan, 15 as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for Bloomberg, where he grew the business to a US$400m turn-over operation by 2003. He was responsible for 1200 people in 18 countries and around 25 different nationalities. He reported directly to Michael Bloomberg, currently the Mayor of New York. Prior to his work at Bloomberg, he spent 2 years in a financial institution and 5 years working for Kobe Steel.
Ian is an accredited professional executive coach with 9 years’ experience. He has an advanced diploma in executive coaching. Ian is a performance coach who has a track record of working with successful senior executives who want to:
After graduating with honors with a BA in Linguistics from the University of Reading, Emma Johnson lived and worked in Hokkaido, Japan from 1992 – 1995. She then gained a Master’s Degree in Japanese from Sheffield University and went on to work at the Embassy of Japan in London, during which time she passed the top level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test – Level 1.
As ‘Inward Investment Manager – Japan’ at Yorkshire Forward, Emma encouraged several Japanese companies to invest in the region. Emma then took up the post of Associate Director at the Japan Centre North West, developing and delivering a range of Japan-related business services, including the ‘English Language Study and Work Experience Programme’ for Japanese organisations, translation services and cross-cultural awareness business briefings.
Throughout her career, she has undertaken countless business trips to Japan talking to corporations in their own language and she has organised many Japanese delegations to the UK. She has been a finalist in the Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese.
More recently, Emma has worked closely with a large Japanese logistics company, in the preparation of an International Training Programme, to help the company’s high-potential middle managers to become more ‘globalised’. Emma has also conducted market research into the importance of cross-cultural awareness in business and has gained her Certificate in Intercultural Training.
Consultant - UK
A graduate of Auckland University, Cindy Baker received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Japanese and Business Studies. She also represented New Zealand on a trip to Japan as a result of winning a Japan Foundation Award for Excellence in Japanese. She was then awarded an Auckland University Post Graduate Scholarship which took her to Sophia University in Japan, from which she graduated with a Certificate of Advanced Japanese Studies.
Cindy lived and worked in Tokyo for 10 years. She began her career in the financial industry, specialising in Japanese equities. Her first six years in the industry, she was a financial analyst covering the construction, housing and real estate sector. This role involved extensive interaction with Japanese corporates and various government and industry representatives. She then switched to a role in sales, becoming Head of Sales for a Kleinwort Benson in Tokyo actively covering both domestic and foreign investment institutions. Her move to London was initially working in equity sales for James Capel and then as Head of Japanese Equity Sales for Smith Barney and Director of Japanese Equity Sales for Citigroup Capital Markets. She is now at a boutique research house, Pelham Smithers Associates, selling bespoke research to a number of global financial institutions.