Roundtable #34: “How Volvo Car Japan is contributing to a more sustainable automotive industry” with Nico Mira and Ross Rowbury
The Roundtable is an one-hour interview with a live audience held once a month and includes a lunch (lunch box) following the interview, during which the audience can ask questions and further discuss the topic with the guest and host.
For our special speaker, Ross Rowbury will welcome Nico Mira, Head of Sustainability & PMO at Volvo Car Japan.
Date and time: Friday, September 29, 2023, 10:00 to 13:00 JST
10:30 to 11:40 JST: Talk session
11:50 to 13:00 JST: Lunch and discussion
Participants: Limited to 10 people
Location: The Japan Times
〒102-0082 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Ichibancho,
2−2 Ichibancho Daini TG Bld.
Registration fee: ¥5,000 *Lunch included with non-vegetarian (beef) and vegetarian options
Cancellation policy: Because lunches are ordered in advance, we are unable to refund cancellations occurring within 72 hours of the event day.
The contents of Roundtable by The Japan Times will be published as an archive at a later date and will be introduced in the main paper of The Japan Times and the website of Sustainable Japan by The Japan Times.
Roundtable is held in cooperation with Nomura Holdings.
Born in Sweden 1994. Has a BA in Political Science from Uppsala University, Sweden, and MA in Global Studies from Sophia University. He joined Volvo Car Japan in March 2022, as a Sustainability Coordinator, and in December 2022 he became Head of Sustainability & PMO, leading sustainability strategy and initiatives for Japan operations. Experience prior to current position includes work as a research consultant at Institute of Global Environmental Strategies in Hayama, contributing to research on SDG governance and progress in the Asia-Pacific region. He also has published research in academic journal on the topic of intergenerational climate action.
Ross Rowbury is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Group Corporate Communications at Nomura Holdings. He has observed Japan while living and working here for four decades. Commencing his career in finance in Tokyo during the early 1980s, he later moved into public relations and communications, holding senior positions at Gavin Anderson & Co. (now Kreab) and PRAP Japan. He headed the Edelman business in Japan for 10 years until July 2020. Prior to joining Nomura in October, he was a freelance consultant to a number of firms on their Japan business strategy. He is also a visiting professor of Asian marketing at Doshisha University in Kyoto and is on the Board of TELL, a suicide prevention and mental health NPO.