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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).