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Gerald Lema

Managing Partner and Representative Director, Cylon Capital, Global Chairman, Catalyst Board of Advisors, Japan
Gerald Lema is Managing Partner and Representative Director of Cylon Capital, a private investment group based in Tokyo and Palo Alto that invests in brands and technologies for the Japanese and Asia Pacific markets. He is based in Tokyo.

Prior to Cylon Capital, Mr. Lema was President, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Japan for Baxter International from 2005 until 2015. He was responsible for over 14,000 employees in Japan, Greater China, Korea, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Mr. Lema has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical, diagnostics, healthcare and consumer experience in the US, Asia, Europe/Middle East and Africa and Latin America.

Mr. Lema is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Executive Program, Stanford University, has a Master of Business Administration from the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University and has a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Mr. Lema is a frequent speaker in business forums on subjects ranging from leadership, global issues and diversity in the workplace. He serves in the Board of Directors of Catalyst in New York, USA. Mr. Lema is also the co-author of “Foreign Investment through Debt-Equity Swaps”, published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review.
Global Japan
APR 7, 2016

How to make Womenomics work

How can gender balance at work actually be achieved? This seminar covers the real case at Baxter International Asia Pacific, which successfully raised the percentage of women in management from 31% to 50% in three years.