• Abe Tetsuya
  • Eichi Kasahara
  • Terumi Laskawsky
  • Sachin Chowdhery
  • Takayuki Fujiwara
  • Michael Benoliel
  • Maria CHOW
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Consultants & Instructors

Abe Tetsuya

Abe Tetsuya

Tetsuya Abe is the founder and CEO of EQ Partners, Inc. and a lecturer in the MBA program at Rikkyo University. His particular concern is leadership development.

He holds a B.A. in law from Chuo University and an MBA from Bond University. He is also an experienced consultant and trainer, specializing in human resource development. He has consulted with both global and domestic companies such as NEC, NTT, Toshiba, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sumitomo, and Lotte as well as The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), a technical cooperation organization. His seminars center upon leadership skills and global perspectives for executives from various countries of Asia and the world. His customer-oriented coaching skills are based on his own work experience at Panasonic in Japan and Hong Kong, with the goal of the betterment of international society. His courses are provided both in Japanese and English.

Publications
• World-Class Leadership (2011)

Eichi Kasahara

Eichi Kasahara

Eichi Kasahara received his MBA and MIM from the Thunderbird Business School and has had cross-cultural experience in working as a fund manager for an institutional investor based in Japan and the US. Afterwards, he worked at the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan, where he promoted projects in creating policies that would aid small-sized companies in their growth. Then he joined Fuji Research Institution Corporation (now Mizuho Information and Research Institute). There, he worked to support domestic and overseas startups and small and mid-sized growth companies. He played an essential role in corporate communication problem solving, and assisted in a wide range of activities from R&D, marketing, branding, and sales to IPOs and M&As

Eichi is now involved in projects that include consulting for R&D management and marketing and holds lectures at the MBA level at Rikkyo University°«s Design Research Department.

Terumi Laskawsky

Terumi Laskawsky

Terumi Laskawsky is a specialist in information security, including compliance, policy, application, host, and network security. He also holds many certifications in the field of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), the study of how the connections between neurological processes, language, and behavioral patterns developed through experience can be organized to achieve specific goals in life.

He received his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and BSE at Arizona State University. After experience in the US Army, he has held managerial positions in multiple corporations, including being a senior systems analyst at Goldman Sachs, director at Symantec, and director at Swiss Bank Japan. Some of his NLP certifications include Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Certified NLP Coach, and Certified Practitioner of Indirect Ericksonian Hypnosis Psychotherapy and NLP. In the field of training and consulting, he has taught corporations such as Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony, KDDI, and NTT and holds lectures at institutions such as Temple University and Waseda University.

Sachin Chowdhery

Sachin Chowdhery

Sachin Chowdhery is a multilingual (English, Japanese, Hindi) entrepreneur, instructor, and consultant specializing in intercultural communication, global leadership, and the global business mind.

His coaching skill is based on his own intercultural working practices. As a founder of a Japanese management and consulting industry and the first Japanese Call Center in India, he has been strongly involved in managing intercultural business communications both with foreign companies and with his culturally diverse coworkers.

He has been an instructor for Nissan, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Hitachi and many more since 2003. He is also a speaker for Indo Kenkyu Kai (India Research Association) organized by Mr. Idei (Former Chairman of Sony), Quantum Leap as well as a presenter for World Investor TV in Japan.

Originally from India, he grew up in Japan and studied at a university in India where he majored in Japanese. He began his career as a coordinator and consultant between Indian and Japanese companies. In addition, he formerly worked for Indian Destination Management Company and a Japanese telecom and IT company where he achieved the highest sales record among several hundred Japanese sales persons across Japan.

Presently, he holds the positions of chairman at Abacus Venture Solutions Pvt Ltd., director at Change Co., Ltd., and president at ITTR Co., Ltd.

Publications
• World-Class Leadership (2011)

Takayuki Fujiwara

Takayuki Fujiwara

Takayuki Fujiwara is involved in the fields of globalized society, global communication, and innovative leadership. He holds an M.A. in mechanical technology from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Bond University. He belongs to Toastmasters International and has won third prize at the fall 2010 Humorous Speech Contest in Japan.

He is also an experienced consultant and instructor specializing in human-resource development. He has developed and provided training courses involving topics such as the global mind, global presentation skills, global discussion skills, and innovative thinking. His customer-oriented consulting and world-oriented training development is based on his work experience at IBM Japan and at AI Corporation, a software-trading venture company. His courses can be provided both in Japanese and English.

Michael Benoliel

Michael Benoliel

Dr. Benoliel specializes in business negotiation, and is currently an Associate Professor at the Singapore Management University (SMU), teaching negotiation courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. He has been awarded with numerous honors over the course of his career, including being listed in the Lee Kong Chian Dean°«s Teaching Honor List and winning the SMU Innovative Teacher Award. Dr. Benoliel is also an independent consultant and trainer in negotiation.

Prior to joining SMU, he taught at The Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Maryland University College. He received his doctorate degree in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University and his doctoral dissertation was selected as a finalist to the Donald Bullock Award.

Dr. Benoliel was trained at the Harvard Business School in the Participant Centered Learning method. He is also a certified mediator (Key-Bridge Mediation Center) and a certified trainer in Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI). In 1991 he received the Special Achievement Award from The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD, D.C.Chapter).

In addition, Dr. Benoliel has edited and authored numerous books, one of which has been selected by °»The Chicago Tribune°… as one of the best business books of 2005. He has also appeared on media interviews by ABC News, Bloomberg Television, BusinessWeek, and many others.

Publications
• Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making (2011)
• Negotiating (2009)
• The Upper Hand (2006)
• Done Deal: Insights from Interviews with the World's Best Negotiators (2005)

Maria CHOW

Maria CHOW

Maria Chow is a professional in the field of leadership development and organizational development. The last twelve of her 25 years of work experience in HRM and Training & Development have been regional and multi-cultural with emphasis in Asia, assisting multinationals with leadership development.

Prior to setting up Spark Asia Leadership Practice, Maria was the Custom Solutions Director at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)°«s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, where she helped clients develop cross-cultural teams, manage change and innovation, and nurture women leaders. CCL is consistently ranked by the Financial Times as the Top 10 executive education providers worldwide. At her previous workplace, she was the first director of training and development for the Asia-Pacific Operations. Her focuses include leadership development, talent management and such organizational development initiatives as post-merger and acquisition integration.

Maria Chow is skilled in designing and delivering training & development solutions that help shape the leadership of our businesses today. Her consulting experience with KPMG Peat Marwick, her lecturing experience in various universities, and the industrial relations role that she played in the Hong Kong and Singapore Governments, all serve to facilitate her connections with people, industries and businesses. Her perspective is therefore broad and her experiences are expansive.

She speaks English, French, Japanese and Chinese, including the Cantonese and Shanghai dialects. Spark Asia serves clients with regional needs through a network of experienced associates based in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand and more locations.