Speaker Profile

ACHILLES Michiko

Senior Advisor, Human Resource Strategy, SAP Japan
Special Advisor, the City of Yokohama
Co-Representative, G20/EMPOWER Japan

PROFILE

Ms. Achilles started her career at Fuji Xerox Learning Institute as an intercultural communication consultant. Then she assumed Human Resource leadership positions for Japan and Asia Pacific at Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Sumitomo 3M.

She was Managing Executive Officer for Human Resources at Aozora Bank and Corporate Officer for Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Consumer Information at Shiseido, Managing Corporate Officer, Human Resources at SAP Japan, and moved to the current role in 2019.

Ms. Achilles represented Japan at the APEC Conferences on “Women and the Economy” from 2010 to 2012. She has been a Special Advisor to the city of Yokohama since 2014 and was also a Director of NPO GEWEL (Global Enhancement of Women’s Executive Leadership) from 2011 to 2016. At the 2017 Global Summit of Women in Tokyo, she was on the Host Committee and a speaker on leadership. She has been a Japan Delegate to G20/Women 20 since 2018 and was on the Steering Committee of the 2019 W20 Summit in Japan.

Based on her extensive experience in corporate, public and NPO organizations, she was selected as one of the “Top 10 Influential Women in Global Diversity” by Diversity Global magazine.

She is currently a Japan co-chair of G20/EMPOWER (Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation), a private-sector alliance.

Ms. Achilles graduated from Sophia University with a BA in Business Administration and from Fielding Graduate University with an MA in Organization Management.