May 20, 2019


2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Panel discussion
4: 30– 5:00 p.m. Q&A
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and networking


Tokyo American Club
2 Chome-1-2 Azabudai, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0041, Japan


Diversity & Inclusion
Flexibility & Choices
Employee Experience

What we will discuss

Political uncertainty, technology innovations and the youthquake of talent are all influencing global mobility professionals as they take on new ways of working. Hear views from Suntory, Coca-Cola,  Ricoh and us on ways companies are responding to today’s global mobility environment in 2019.

Be a part of a fun afternoon where we will discuss the topics of diversity & inclusion, flexibility & choices and employee experience

About the speakers

Sue Gannon
Deputy Chief Operating  Officer, Global Development & Diversity at Suntory

Sue Gannon was recently promoted to the Division COO, Global Development, Diversity and HR Strategic Advisor at Suntory Holdings, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Sue moved to Tokyo in July 2017 and leads Suntory University that provides leadership, cultural and business development programs aimed at advancing Suntory’s vision to be a world class talent developing company. Sue is also responsible for the advancement of Suntory’s Global diversity agenda, which is aimed at the advancement and development of women across the globe.


Donna Venable

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas; Deputy General Manager, Human Resources Division, Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Donna Venable was appointed Deputy General Manager, Human Resources (HR) Division for Ricoh Company, Ltd. on April 1, 2018, becoming integral to the design and implementation of Ricoh’s global HR policies, procedures, and platforms. As Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Ricoh in the Americas, a position she’s held since 2015, Venable leads all HR functions and activities in the U.S. and Canada while also overseeing Ricoh’s Order Management, Process Improvement, and Supply Chain operations as Deputy General Manager of Shared Services, a role she took on in 2017. She is an accomplished professional who has been key to Ricoh’s transformation to a services-led organization and aligning Ricoh’s worldwide HR efforts.


Eriko Talley
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited

Eriko Talley is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited “CCJC”, based in Tokyo. Eriko is responsible for developing and implementing human resources strategies and initiatives that support CCJC’s long and short-term growth agenda including its business imperatives, goals and objectives.

Eriko has over 25 years’ experience in HR, with responsibility for areas such as Strategic HR Business Partnership, HR Policy Development, International HR, Mergers & Acquisitions, Learning and Development, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits, HR Systems, Talent Acquisition, HR Compliance, Payroll and Stock.

Prior to joining CCJC, Eriko was the Head of APAC HR for Facebook in Singapore. Before her move to Singapore, Eriko was based in Japan as Head of HR for Amazon Japan.

Patrick Groth

Regional Director, Asia Pacific

Patrick leads sales and account management for teams in the Asia Pacific region, where he’s been based for over four years. He also works closely with counterparts globally, ensuring a consistent service.

Over two decades, Patrick has worked in the relocations industry as Country Head, Chief of Operations and Client Services.

We are sorry to inform you that our roundtable on May 20 is now at full capacity and we can no longer accept RSVPs.  We hope you’ll join us for another event in the future.