Shangri-La Tokyo
Members Only
Executive Insights | How to Promote Gender Diversity in Leadership?
Shangri-La Tokyo
27F, Room: CONWAY 2+3
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
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8,500 yen for AHK Japan Members (Set lunch will be served)
13.10.2022 · 12:00
13.10.2022 · 14:00

A perspective from a multinational company BASF


Based on a report published by Bank of America in 2021, 30% female representation on boards can increase company net profit by 6% (EY). Diversity and inclusion bring tangible benefits in terms of overall company performance, talent management, customer satisfaction and the benefits stretch further.  
At BASF, promoting diversity across all levels is an integral part of the strategy and embedded in the corporate values. BASF has set a target of 30% female in leadership positions by 2030.

Dr. Carola Richter, President Region Asia/Pacific at BASF will share her view and experience on importance and value of gender diversity, as well as the different initiatives from BASF to support the development of female leaders in the region and in particular in Japan.

Lunch will be served at the event.


Time Program
11:45 – 12:05  Opening Doors / Reception and Networking
12:05 – 12:10  Greeting and introduction to BASF and Dr. Carola Richter
12:10 – 12:55  Lunch
12:55 – 13:40  Keynote Speech
Dr. Carola Richter
"How to promote gender diversity in leadership? – A perspective from a multinational company BASF"
13:40 – 14:00  Moderated Q&A
14:00 Closing


Dr. Carola Richter

President Region Asia/Pacific (excl. Gr. China), BASF

Dr. Carola Richter started her career with BASF in 2003 as a management consultant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Since then, Carola has held various management positions in Hong Kong and Germany, including Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Technology, and Vice President of Global Business Management, Hygiene.

Carola held the position of Senior Vice President, Economic Evaluations in Ludwigshafen before she was appointed to her current roles as the President of the region Asia/Pacific. Carola is now based in Singapore.

Important Notes for Participation

- Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis according to availability
- Hygiene measures and caution remain the order of the day, so kindly be aware of below regulations to attend our event:

  • Wear a face mask (no fabric)
  • Make use of provided hand-sanitation
  • We will conduct a body temperature check upon entry
  • Extra space will be accounted for at the entrance and the venue

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Felix von Helden

Felix von Helden

Head of Department
Member Relations


Dr. Carola Richter

President Region Asia/Pacific (excl. Gr. China), BASF