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Trond Varlid

President,
EMC Quest K.K.

GLOBIS Faculty
Mr. Varlid has international marketing and senior executive experience in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. This includes 15 years in corporate banking in London and Tokyo, 2 years as Japan country manager for an Asian online wealth management company based in Singapore, and 7 years as president of Tomra Japan.

He is now president and co-Founder of EMC Quest K.K., helping business professionals in Tokyo become better presenters and communicators. He coaches executives on dealing with difficult management, HR, and personal challenges. He is currently also Program Director of the JMEC Business Training Program in Tokyo, a unique hands-on training program for mid-career business professionals operated by 18 foreign Chambers of Commerce in Japan.
MBA Essentials
MAY 10, 2021

Critical Questioning: MBA Faculty Q&A #8

Is your business idea good enough? Should you start your business by picking people or defining strategy? Find the answers in our May 2021 Q&A with GLOBIS faculty!

MBA Essentials
FEB 8, 2021

Critical Questioning: MBA Faculty Q&A #5

Do past investments matter in decision making? How do digital psychologists think? Why does HR matter to non-HR people? Should negotiators always make the first move? Check out our Feb 2021 Q&A for answers!

Career Success
NOV 6, 2018

How a Japanese Martial Art Revived Godiva

Can modern management benefit from the wisdom of an ancient martial art? If Jérôme Chouchan’s impact at Godiva Japan is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, the title of his book (available in Japanese) says it all: TARGET: How did Godiva manage to double its sales in five years?