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Thu, March 28

|11:30am - 1:00pm

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Concierge Committee monthly meeting, open to existing Concierge Team members and Richardson Chamber or Tech Titans professional service provider member firms interested in joining. Come to hear experts in the international business arena for a thought-provoking lunch.
C-suite conversation on international trade and tariffs

Sit down for a conversation with international business executives as we discuss the current trade and international business changes (imposed by governments, political movements, automation, supply chain changes) and hear their advice.

Panelists:

Jamil Ashour, Founder & CEO, ExportTek, Inc.

Mikito "Mike" Kiname, President & CEO, Fujitsu America, Inc.

Fernando Marti, Commissioner, Trade & Investment Commission of Mexico

About the speakers:

Fernando Marti serves as a Commissioner on the Trade & Investment Commission of Mexico which covers the North of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wyoming in the US. ProM xico is the federal government agency responsible for coordinating strategies aimed at strengthening Mexico's participation in the international economy, coordinating activities aimed at attracting foreign investment and assessing Mexican companies to transition from domestic to foreign territories.

Fernando Marti has a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Strategic Planning, graduated from MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management). He has a recognized and remarkable track record in the private sector, non-profit organizations and government, accompanied by a vocation and deep knowledge in strategic planning, business development and management, research, economic and financial analysis, trade agreements, and creation of strategic alliances.

Mikito "Mike" Kiname is president and CEO of Fujitsu America, Inc., the management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned businesses operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to clients in the Western Hemisphere. He has responsibility for the company's regional strategy and direction for the Fujitsu portfolio of business and technology consulting services, digital solutions, computing platforms and industry solutions. Mike reports to Hidehiro Tsukano, head of the Americas region, Chairman of the Board and president and CEO of Fujitsu North America holdings, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Fujitsu America, Inc. Prior to taking on this role in November of 2018, Mike was president and CEO of Fujitsu Network Communications, where he led the company's Optical and Wireless Network products and service solutions business.

Previous to taking on this role, he served as head of Global Marketing for Fujitsu Limited. Kiname-san joined Fujitsu Limited in 1981 and has served in a wide variety of leadership roles during the course of his career. He has spent more than 10 years in Texas to fulfill these roles, and also held several other global leadership ositions including vice president of the Europe Division in the Fujitsu Global Business Group, and CEO of Fujitsu India Private Limited.

Mike will continue to reside in Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Waseda University in Shinjuku, Japan.