Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Shoji Takahashi to accelerate the growth of US businesses
Shoji Takahashi to accelerate the growth of US businesses
Jul '08
At the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Carsten Fischer, Corporate Executive Officer and Chief Officer of the International Business Division of Shiseido Co Ltd announced the appointment of Shoji Takahashi to the position of Chairman and CEO of Shiseido Americas Corporation (SAC), the U.S. subsidiary of the company. Mr. Takahashi will replace Mr. Shuichi Tanaka who has been with Shiseido for 35 years, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Shiseido International Corporation. Mr. Tanaka will retire at the end of July, 2008.

"Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Takahashi have been an integral part of Shiseido's growth in the overseas market for the past six years. We gratefully acknowledge Mr. Tanaka's contributions to the company, for building the solid business foundation in the United States and making the recent structural reform possible. We are certain that Mr. Takahashi will further accelerate the reform and push forward in realizing continuous growth in the market,” stated Fischer.

Mr. Takahashi joined Shiseido in April, 1981 after graduation from Tokyo's Keio University. The early years of his career were devoted to the company's manufacturing, technical and research and development areas. Mr. Takahashi later extended his corporate expertise via positions in Shiseido's corporate planning, international planning and international product marketing departments.

In April 2004, Mr. Takahashi was appointed General Manager of the International Planning Department at the Tokyo headquarters where he developed strategies for the overseas cosmetic businesses. In January 2007, he was appointed General Manager of the International Product Marketing Department leading the product development and marketing functions for the international divisions of global brands such as Shiseido and Clé de Peau Beauté.

In April 2008, Mr. Takahashi was named a Corporate Officer for Shiseido Co. Ltd.

Mr. Takahashi's appointment to Shiseido Americas Corporation comes concurrent with a structural consolidation of the business operations of the U.S. subsidiary. In his new role, he will oversee the corporate division and four business divisions as follows:

• Shiseido Cosmetics America
• Beauté Prestige International USA
• Nars Cosmetics
• JV Fragrances and Skincare

Drawing on his multi-faceted background within the company, Mr. Takahashi's role will be to further accelerate the growth and improve profitability of the U.S. businesses. “I am excited to assume this role at this time in the history of the U.S. subsidiary and for the opportunity to work with the U.S. management team. I believe that together we will drive the ambitious initiatives and platforms that are in place and achieve the company's financial and operational goals,” stated Takahashi.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Asmara Group

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2018

Fragmented nature of Indian apparel sector major challenge

A major challenge for the Indian apparel sector is its fragmented...

Courtesy: Aditya Birla Retail

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2018

Indian Aditya Birla Retail to be acquired by Samara-Amazon

India’s Aditya Birla Group has signed a deal to sell Aditya Birla...

India's 2018-19 forward cotton export contract up by 100%

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2018

India's 2018-19 forward cotton export contract up by 100%

Rise in demand from China, lower domestic prices and depreciation of...

Interviews View All

Deepak Jain, Baggout

Deepak Jain

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Cyril Pereira, Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

It will take some time for the people to change their buying choices

Carolin Russ,

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Harmeet Singh,

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion),

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion)

Ahmedabad-based Siddhachakra Weaving Pvt Ltd was established in 2011 under ...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA

Pierre Wiertz

Pierre Wiertz talks about the vast world of sustainable nonwovens and...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Bani Batra,

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Judy Frater, Somaiya Kala Vidya

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on

Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search