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Kenichi Ohmae - Keynote speaker

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Kenichi Ohmae

Legendary Management Guru


  • Global business strategy

  • Globalisation

  • Future business trends

  • The impact of technology on business




Known around the world as “Mr. Strategy”, and dubbed "Japan's only management guru” byt he Financial Times, Dr. Kenichi Ohmae is author of over 100 books, including the seminal work, The Mind of the Strategist. He has an unsurpassed reputation as an advisor on global strategy to governments and scores of multinational corporations. The Economist selected him as one of five management gurus in the world.

The Mind of the Strategist, provided both a conceptual framework and practical advice on integrating the "three C's"—Customer, Competitor, and Company—in a strategic triangle that can sustain competitive advantage.

More recently, The Next Global Stage, explores the dynamics of the new "region state," the most potent economic institution of the future, and offers businesses and governments a practical strategic blueprint for thriving in this new environment.

Other books include The Borderless World and The End of the Nation State.

A partner in McKinsey & Company, Inc. for twenty-three years, Dr. Ohmae cofounded McKinsey’s strategic management practice and directed McKinsey’s Japan and Asia Pacific operations. In 2002, he was named an advisor of Liaoning Province and Tianjin City in China.

Ohmae is the founder and Managing Director of Ohmae & Associates and has started several other businesses. He is Dean of Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business of BBT University (established in April 2005), and Dean of Business Breakthrough University, which opened in April 2010 through a cyber space platform classroom named Air Campus. He also serves as a Trustee and Professor of Bond University, and is on the board of SEI (Center for Advanced Studies for Management) at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He has held a number of prestigious positions at universities around the world.


Kenichi Ohmae is consistently ranked as one of the most influential management gurus of our time. He has been ahead of the curve on many critical issues, including the impact of globalisation on business, and the implications of digital technology for business in the 21st century.


On the new global age (2016)

On the importance of “cyber leadership” (2010)