Diversity Management Institute


Takashi Kawatani

Global Management Consultant

ASEAN Management Specialist
Lives in Kanagawa, Japan

  • President, Diversity Management Institute Inc.
  • Ran consulting firms and lived in Kuala Lumpur for 16.5 years
  • Specialization: global HRD, global application of Japanese style management, crosscultural leadership, diversity management.
  • Publications: Crosscultural Management Guide, Working Together, Managing in English, Multicultural Team Building (e-learning), English for Crosscultural Management(e-learning), Winning Together at Japanese Companies, others.
  • Fielding Graduate University-Human & Organizational Development (doctoral studies)

Lily Lau

Management Consultant

Formerly a managing consultant with Pricewaterhousecoopers Malaysia
Livies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Specialization: interpersonal relations, corporate culture change, business in Japanese companies, multicultural team building.
  • Managing Director, Culture Dynamics Sdn Bhd.
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture (Applied Bio-Science)

Dato Zulkifli Abdul Malek

Management Consultant

Former president of Association of Look East Policy Society Bridge person between Malaysia and Japan
Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Former deputy branch manager, Yasuda Trust & Banking (Kuala Lumpur Branch)
  • Entrepreneur/owner/board member of a dozen companies
  • Former president, Association of Look East Policy Society
  • Specialization: organizational management of Japanese and Malaysian companies, Malaysian and Japanese societies, collaboration of Japanese and Malaysians, Islamic business.
  • Hitotsubashi University (economics)

Parul Rajpopat Thakker

Business English consultant, Japanese-English interpreter, crosscultural trainer

Teaching English to Japanese presidents in Singapore
Lives in Singapore

  • Director, Tozai Communications
  • Kansai Japan-India Cultural Society Award
  • Specialization: Japan-Singapore/Japan-India crosscultural communication, teaching business English to expatriates
  • Wesleyan University(anthropology)

Dr. Thomas Wilhelm

Management Consultant

Crosscultural Management Specialist active in Europe and Japan
Lives in Munic/Tokyo

  • Specialization: collaboration with Asian people, argumentation and persuasion, decision making and ethics.
  • Co-director of Projekt-Philosophie, President of East and West Communication(Munic-Tokyo)
  • Publications:
    • Edmüller & Wilhelm, Manipulationstechniken
    • Edmüller & Wilhelm, Argumentieren
    • Thomas Wilhelm, Wie viel Gewissen darf‘s denn sein
  • University of Halle (PhD, logic and sinology)
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