George Avdey, President & CEO, Kuraray America, Inc

Kimberly has helped our company shape its global culture for the past decade. To date, over 350 colleagues from around the world [have] met together for six-month customized programs consisting of three one-week interactive sessions in our Global Team Leadership Development program. Our culture is rooted in a long history of innovative change to survive in the face of global business headwinds. We have successfully transformed our company many times in the past 90 years, but mainly as a Japanese company. As we invest more around the world, these transformations become more difficult. It may not be ’cause and effect,’ but our company has significantly increased its global businesses outside of Japan and is performing at record levels, concurrent with our collaboration with Kimberly