Japanese beauty giant Shiseido has opened a talent development facility in Tokyo to nurture the next generation of company leaders.
Located in the Ginza district, Shiseido Future University aims to develop leaders who combine sensitivity to beauty and richness of spirit with advanced, global business expertise in order to create value and innovation.
The facility will offer leadership programs originally developed for those who are selected from Shiseido Group companies in Japan and overseas and nurture them into the next generation of leaders.
Shiseido chairman and CEO Masahiko Uotani will serve as the founding dean.
“Shiseido will develop future leaders who will deliver exceptional performance through envisioning the future themselves, increasing corporate value and achieving new innovation from a long-term perspective, all the while being inspired by the founder’s aspiration, Shiseido’s DNA, and heritage accumulated over the past 150 years,” the company said.
“At the same time, the university provides a ‘blank’ space for learning. Being headquartered in Ginza, the company’s birthplace, as well as being a starting point for the University, the future of Shiseido will be created from here,” it added.