ALB Conversations: Shuhei Fujimura, Senior Ethics and Compliance Manager, Japan, Oxford University Press

by Mari Iwata |

 

Shuhei Fujimura is senior ethics and compliance Manager for Japan at Oxford University Press (OUP). In his role, he ensures the implementation of corporate compliance policies and programmes such as third-party business partner due diligence, gifts and hospitality,…

ALB Conversations: Gerry Amann, General Counsel - Growth Markets, Accenture

by Mari Iwata |

Gerry Amann, General Counsel - Growth Markets at Accenture, talks about how he builds teams  on integrity, courage, empowerment, and resilience; how the best relationships are based in two-way dialogue and intensive listening; and why there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.

ALB Conversations: Ramya Mohan, Vice President and Asia-Pacific General Counsel, Huhtamaki

by Mari Iwata |

Ramya Mohan, Vice President and Asia-Pacific General Counsel at Finnish food packaging company Huhtamaki, champions a lean, adaptable legal team, emphasizing curiosity and ethical values. Mohan values external lawyers who offer clear advice and understand business context. Her guiding principle? Clear intentions and responsible choices. Mohan's leadership integrates legal expertise with business acumen, driving sustainable growth in packaging.

ALB CONVERSATIONS: Emi Takeda and Takamasa Makita, Managing Directors, Legal, Accenture Japan

by Mari Iwata |

Takeda and Makita Takamasa, managing directors in the legal department at Accenture Japan, discuss the leadership lessons they have learnt, the importance of company culture, and the best advice they have received.

ALB Conversations: Rachel Yee, Head, Legal & Compliance, Singapore & Southeast Asia, Sembcorp Industries

by Mari Iwata |

Rachel Yee, head, legal and compliance, Singapore and Southeast Asia, Sembcorp Industries, talks about the combination of traits she looks for in team members, how respect is at the heart of successful relationships with external counsel, and why mindset makes all the difference.

ALB Conversations: Hiro Kato, General Counsel, Inpex

by Mari Iwata |

Hiro Kato, general counsel of Japan’s Inpex, talks about why it's important to follow the “Big Rules,” the importance of corporate culture to a flexible and non-hierarchical team like his, and how he never forgets that the legal industry is, in essence, a service industry.

ALB Conversations: Ong Johnson, Senior Group Legal Manager, i-Berhad

by Mari Iwata |

Ong Johnson, senior group legal manager of i-Berhad, shares how every legal decision he makes has a dual purpose, the importance of empathy, and why he always strives to be a “good and faithful servant.”

ALB Conversations: Dorothea Dian, General Counsel, Siemens Indonesia

by Mari Iwata |

Dorothea Dian, general counsel at Siemens Indonesia, speaks about why a company's culture sets the foundation for a cohesive and successful organisation, the ways in which her law firms could enhance their responsiveness and efficiency, and how she always seeks to thrive in the face of change.

ALB Conversations: Melissa Tan, Director, Legal, Doctor Anywhere

by Mari Iwata |

As director of legal at Doctor Anywhere, a fast-growing one-stop telehealth app provider in Southeast Asia, Melissa Tan leads an in-house team that guided the company through “unchartered” waters during the pandemic. In this interview, Tan speaks about how one of her biggest personal highlights is witnessing each team member grow, why openness in communication is key to impactful lawyering, and why being comfortable with ambiguity in the law is something she looks for in her hires.

ALB Conversations: Navrita Kaur, Chief Legal Officer, Microlink Solutions

by Mari Iwata |

Navrita Kaur, chief legal officer of Malaysian tech company Microlink Solutions, talks about how she encourages her team to have the mindset of adding value to the business, how the legal services landscape has changed since she went in-house, and why one should never have two thoughts in one sentence.