Guest speaker - Takashi Tomura, Weathernews Inc

Feb 6, 2017

Tomura2.jpgOn Jan 31, in Prof. Yoshi Fujikawa's Service Management class, it was lucky to have Takashi Tomura, Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Weathernews Inc, one of the case protagonists appearing in the ICS case series "Weathernews (A) and (B)."

Tomura-san is Hitotsubashi alumni (BA Econ '78, MA Law '99), and after having built his earlier career at Nippon Koukan (Currently JFE Steel) for twenty years, joined WNI in 1999, played a key role in the company's IPO in 2000, and has led the company with Ishibashi-san (founder) and Kusabiraki-san (current chairman and CEO) during subsequent growth periods.

Tomura-san shared with us his own perspective on the situation at the time of the case and current management's plan for future expansion.tomura.jpg