Has a wide knowledge and experience in the cultures of the EU, Middle East, Russia and Asian countries, as she grew up in the multicultural and multilingual environment of Uzbekistan. Speaks fluently in 7 languages (English, Japanese, Russian, Uzbek, Tajik, Persian, and Turkish).
Graduated with honors from Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, having majored in English and Japanese linguistics.
Conducted research work about cross cultural communication, international relations under a scholarship of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT).
Established SOPHYS Corporation after experience working in major Japanese companies.
Currently providing business solutions to Global Japanese companies (Keidanren, NEC, NTT Group and others) in cross cultural awareness, practical business and communication skills necessary for global business environment.
She also provides corporate training for foreign employees of Japanese companies based on her business experience in Japan for mutual understanding between Japanese and foreign business persons.
With her deep knowledge of Japanese language, economy ,business culture, and international markets, she is now developing practical solutions with IT for successful cross-border businesses through Trusted.
Michele has extensive experience in the IT field where he specialises in design, strategy, project development and project management of international teams.
After graduating from a prestigious design school in Milan, he was involved in international IT project development.
Throughout his career, he has provided business development and consulting services to various international gaming companies in Germany, Australia, Japan, Italy, France and the United States of America.
With his deep knowledge of IT, Michele makes IT more easy to understand, practical and efficient to the business world.
Global Lead Business Partner for Financial and Risk Management services to Japanese automotive Fortune 500 company.
Inbound business development for Financial and Risk Management services to foreign companies; focuses on financial reporting (primarily revenue recognition, leasing, M&A and consolidation accounting), internal controls, finance transformation type engagements; project lead on multi-million dollar project for US Fortune 500 company that started in August 2015.
Chairman of Financial Reporting Committee at European Business Council (European Chamber of Commerce) in Japan.
Member of German Chamber of Commerce Japan, European Business Council (European Chamber of Commerce), American Chamber of Commerce, Tokyo American Club.
Professional memberships with Institute of Chartered Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Frequent speaker at events/seminars (Deloitte's CFO Program, German and American Chambers of Commerce, etc.) and quoted as subject matter expert on business topics affecting foreign companies in Japan (EURObiZ Japan).
Educated to Ph.D. level with a research interest in reciprocity between financial reporting (particularly revenue recognition) and valuation (from the analyst perspective).
Experience: Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Education: Walden University, Doctor of Philosophy, Finance - Colorado State University, Master of Business Administration, Management Strategy, International Business & Finance - Universität des Saarlandes -Diplom-Kaufmann, Accounting, Finance, Economics.