Arrivals and Departures

The J@pan Inc Arrivals & departures column takes a look at some of the key figures of Japan's expatriate business community who are either just landing in Japan or flying off to new places.

James QuinnildArrivals Lounge 01

Name: James Quinnild
Nationality: American
Family: Married with three sons
Personality: Courteous, innovative, caffeinated
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Job Title: Partner
Arrived in Japan: October, 2007
Moved From: Minneapolis, US
Reasons for moving to Japan: Initially it was opportunity to live and work in a foreign country and culture based on my experiences working on global projects for my clients. The family added exploring Asia
Business objectives in Japan: Contributing to our global clients and PwC global network consistent with Japan’s market size
Most influential person: My wife Stephanie
Interests/Hobbies: Sports, scuba diving, reading, dining out with friends
Motto: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Beaten paths are for beaten men

Jeffrey BoyleArrivals Lounge 02

Name: Jeffrey Boyle
Nationality: American
Family: Single
Personality: Outgoing, energetic and fun
Job Title: Partner
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Arrived in Japan: January 2008
Moved From: Philadelphia, US
Looking forward to: Conquering Fuji san
Business objectives in Japan: Creating a world class, sustainable financial services industry consulting and advisory practice in Japan
Comment on moving to Japan/Living in Japan: What a big, fun and culturally rich city. Every day is a new learning
Most influential book: Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive
Interests/hobbies: Golf, softball, sports, networking
Motto: Positive attitudes bring positive results; it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog

Richard HarrisArrivals Lounge 03

Name: Richard Harris
Nationality: Australian
Family: In a long-term relationship
Personality: Driven, passionate, fun
Company: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Job Title: General Manager, Japan
Arrived in Japan: June 2008
Moved From: Hong Kong
Reason for moving: It was too great a cultural and career opportunity to knock back
Business objectives in Japan: To establish the bank as one of the leading banks to foreigners through making home loans for foreigners in Japan as easy as they should be
Experience in Asia: My previous role with the bank was Hong Kong based as the Project Director for Expatriate Banking, Asia
Most influential book: The World is Flat by Thomas L Friedman
Interests/hobbies: Soccer, surfing

 

Arrivals and Departures

 

Paul FredrickDeparture Lounge 01

Name: Paul Fredrick
Nationality: American
Family: Married with two children
Personality: Friendly, adventurous, diligent
Job Title: Counsel
Company: DLA Piper
Arrived in Japan: August 1995
Moving to: Singapore
Reason for moving: I accepted a new job in Singapore as Senior Legal Counsel for Asia with Chevron Global Gas.
Looking forward to: New adventures with my family and making new friends in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region
Biggest business achievement in Japan: Helping Japanese trading houses and energy companies acquire new energy assets around the world
Most memorable moment in Japan: Proposing to my wife over a specially made dessert at Nobu’s Restaurant
Most influential book: The Art of Happiness by the 14th Dalai Lama
Motto: Do it right or don’t do it at all

Bob PickardDeparture Lounge 02

Name: Bob Pickard
Nationality: Canadian
Family: Married with one son
Personality: Hard-charging entrepreneur
Job Title: President, North Asia
Company: Edelman
Arrived in Japan: January 2005
Moving to: Toronto, Canada
Reason for moving: Company created; mission accomplished
Looking forward to: Re-connecting with friends and family in North America
Biggest business achievement in Japan: Starting-up a new professional services firm from scratch that was in the black within two years
Most memorable moment in Japan: When the colleague who had long been my most skeptical employee asked me to be her mentor
Motto: Let’s be the best we can be
Business lessons learned in Japan: There is unlimited commercial demand in Japan for the highest quality products and services

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