We are well known for our delicious French fries, which we have been making for more than 60 years! And we’re proud of where we started in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick — the French fry capital of the world. We would like to expand sales of “Made in Canada” products to the Japanese market through our business. We hope to establish a bond with the CCCJ in order to facilitate this.
Toronto is my hometown and, before moving to Tokyo in 2011, I worked for the federal government on business development and supporting the Canadian innovation ecosystem. Here in Tokyo I lead global HR initiatives for Ricoh Co. Ltd. and teach international MBA students at GLOBIS University’s Graduate School of Management. I joined the CCCJ to keep in touch with my fellow Canadians and for opportunities to build stronger social and business ties between our two countries.
I moved to Japan from Calgary in 2015. I started out as an English teacher but eventually made my way into recruiting. I am currently working for Apex K.K. as a manager of the pharmaceutical recruiting team. Here’s a fun fact about Apex: we are probably the recruiting firm with the most Canadians in Japan — including the president and founder. I love rugby and usually play touch rugby on Sundays. I joined the CCCJ to meet other Canadians living in Japan.
I graduated in software engineering at the University of Victoria. I’ve been working in inventory management technology at Goldman Sachs. I joined the CCCJ with the aim of growing the mentorship program for high school and university students who are looking to develop a career in Japan and other countries.