• Track Record

    Beauty, Fashion , Lifestyle, Gastronomy to Public Sector Projects

    Research to General Management

     

    * These achievements were made in different periods in several entities,

    but all led by Yukiko Kato

    as General Manager, Marketing Director or General Producer

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    Beauty

    • Exclusively distrubuted Chantecaille (US, skincare, make-up, and fragrance) and Patyka, (France, organic skincare) in major department stores, selected specialty stores, and online.

    • Planned and produced a line of hotel amenity products for ANA Intercontinental Hotel, Westin Hotel, Hotel Okura, and other major hotels, with collaboration of Chinese partner network.

    • Assisted start-up of an affiliate of a French leading dermocosmetic brand by taking over the business of a local distributor. Established and implemented a new marketing strategy; reorganized 1300 points of sale.

    • Created an original spa program and trained the Westin Hotel’s spa staff.

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    Fashion

    • Provided generaral strategy making ,implementaton, management, sales&marketing, advertising/PR, merchandising, business development, store expansion,corporate planning ,brand protection (including anti-counterfeit actions) and Joint Venture or partnership coordination services for Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Akris, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Valentino, Aigner, Paola Frani and other leading luxury brands.

    • Supervised ready-to-wear manufacturers and developped sales network in France, Monte-Carlo, UK and Spain.

    • Public-relation in Paris Collection. Haute-Couture and Pret-a-Porter.

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    Lifestyle

    • Acting as General Producer, supervised the opening of 5-story the most popular variety store in Ginza. Successfully led the project from concept development ,merchandising, floor zoning, uniforms, new services, opening advertising / PR / promotion to staff training.

    • Developped and supervised implementation of new concierge services for luxury apartments.

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    Gastronomy

    • Launched a members-only premier cooking school business as a joint venture business with a leading hotel , and led the project as Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the board.

    • Providing advisory services to chocolate companies (France, Switzerland, Japan) for market extension.

    • Providing advisory services to a leading food companies to develop their brand portfolio.

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    Others

    • Acted as General Manager of the bidding team for the rebuilding project of an Embassy, located in the center of Tokyo. Successfully headed presentation/negotiation in the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Europe and Tokyo.

    • New business development consultants for a giant in utility industry. Successfully performed financial advisor role in mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  

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