When Shigekazu Suenaga started working for Toray Industries straight out of university in 1981, he couldn’t have predicted that he’d remain with the same company for his entire career. But an intense passion for what it does, coupled with respect for a company culture that aligned seamlessly with his own core values, meant that once he joined the team, he never looked back.
“Our brand and company reputation are extremely important to me and my colleagues,” Shigekazu tells The CEO Magazine. “Toray’s corporate philosophy is to contribute to society through the creation of new value – with innovative ideas, technologies and products. We strive to offer customers consistently high-quality products, as well as provide meaningful work and fair opportunities for employees, while practising sincere and trustworthy management for shareholders. I try to act according to these principles in all that I do.”
Shigekazu goes on to explain that much of this philosophy stems from Toray Industries’ CEO, Akihiro Nikkaku, who encourages the employees to “stay focused on the basics, search for ideal approaches, identify the right steps and then carry them out – all solutions can ultimately be found in the workplace”.
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“OUR FOCUS IS ON OUR CUSTOMERS.”
BONFIGLIOLI TRANSMISSIONS COUNTRY MANAGER KENNADY V KAIPPALLY TALKS INNOVATION, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND THE POWER OF A STRONG BUSINESS CULTURE.
WE ALL TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT.“
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WE ARE ENJOYING A CONSTANT DEMAND FOR OUR PRODUCTS.
POTATO WAFERS AND OTHER SNACK FOODS HAVE PROVEN TO BE THE GOLDEN TICKET FOR CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BALAJI WAFERS, CHANDUBHAI VIRANI.
Walking on water
RELIABLE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY CAN UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIA’S RURAL COMMUNITIES. AS CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL HYDROELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION, ABHAY KUMAR SINGH IS DETERMINED TO DO AS MUCH AS HE CAN FOR THIS CAUSE IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.
AS CEO, THOMSON JOSEPH HAS EQUIPPED TRÜTZSCHLER INDIA WITH THE TOOLS TO DO MORE WITH LESS. WHAT A TIMELY JOURNEY IT HAS PROVEN TO BE.
THE CUSTOMER IS KING.
AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DISTILLERIES COMPANY OF SRI LANKA, ROYLE JANSZ UNDERSTANDS THAT THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IS A BLEND OF CONSISTENT QUALITY AND TREATING CUSTOMERS LIKE ROYALTY.
The WARTIME CEO
LEADERS MUST ADOPT THE MENTALITY OF BEING AT WAR IF THEY WANT TO SURVIVE THE NEXT 24 MONTHS, SAYS EXPERT LYNDALL SPOONER.
Challenges excite me.
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A MATERIAL WORLD
WITH 40 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AT MATERIALS MANUFACTURER TORAY INDUSTRIES UNDER HIS BELT, CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE FOR INDIA SHIGEKAZU SUENAGA HAS LEARNED THAT FEW THINGS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO A BUSINESS THAN INNOVATION, COMMUNICATION AND CONSISTENCY.
In The Best Of Corporate Health
Under the leadership of chairman and managing director Dilip Surana, micro labs is showing no signs of slowing down in its quest to become one of the world’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies.
Region To Region
Region To Region
YOGA & PEACE
DEEPAK CHOPRA speaks with DAAJI about the role Yoga has to play in bringing about world peace. This is an excerpt from their conversation broadcast on International Day of Peace, September 21, 2020. That documentary is available at https://heartfulness.org/en/international-day-of-peace/.
Create the habit of meditation
CHIRAG KULKARNI, Co-Founder and CMO of Medly Pharmacies in the USA, speaks with RISHIKA SHARMA about creating a regular meditation practice, so as to make it a habit. He also shares how meditation has benefited both his personal and professional life.
SHIA'S PRIVATE TEMPLE OF DOOM!
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THE MAKING OF A MODEL MINORITY
Indian Americans rarely stop to ask why our entrance into American society has been so rapid—or to consider what we have in common with other nonwhite Americans.
In 2017, DR. VANDANA SHIVA spoke with KIM HUGHES about the sacredness of the Earth, the work she has been doing to bring awareness and change in the field of sustainable agriculture, and the importance of understanding our interconnectedness with Nature, and how we can change the way we eat.
DIAMONDS - A Luxury Gem Steeped in Fact & Fable
The diamond is one fabled gemstone! For example, google “Hope Diamond” to see all the legends associated with just this one stone said to bring misfortune to its owners.
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