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Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 07:30 - 08:45

Ms. Hiroko Samejima

Founder, CEO and Chief Designer, andu amet Ltd.
atelier andu amet P.L.C General Manager

Title: Challenge for new business model in Japan, "Made in Africa" on luxury product industry 

Hiroko Samejima

Speaker's profile:

Ms. Hiroko Samejima is a founder, CEO and Chief Designer of andu amet Ltd.. andu amet is a leather brand whose products are made from exquisite Ethiopian sheepskin, known as the world's best leather for its silky smoothness and stout quality.

She was a product designer in 1990s at a Japanese manufacturer when she started to feel skeptical about prevailing trends of mass-production and mass-consumption. She then joined JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer) program and was dispatched to Ethiopia. As a volunteer designer, she organized a fashion show with great success together with local partners. She also helped launching of a fair trade project in Ghana. After returning to Japan, she joined an internationally known high fashion brand where she worked at brand's marketing division. In February 2012, she established andu amet Ltd..

She has won a number of awards for her entrepreneurial endeavors including Women of the Year 2013 of the Nikkei Woman magazine and Young Women Innovator of APEC. In 2014, she accompanied Prime Minister Abe on his state visit to Ethiopia.

Fee: 1,500 yen (including continental breakfast) for members and non-members.
Reservations recommended: Please call FCCJ at 03-3211-3161
Address: FCCJ, Yurakucho Denki Bldg. North Tower 20F, 1-7-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Note: The Yurakucho Denki Bldg. will open from 7:15am at the North Entrance next to Lawson.

May 10 Under negotiation and to be announced as soon as the Club confirm
June 14 Dr. Ryo Kubota
(M.D., Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Acucela Inc.)
After June 14, July 12, Sep. 13 will be planned.

Membership Marketing Committee 

鮫島 弘子
株式会社andu amet代表取締役社長兼チーフデザイナーatelier andu amet P.L.C General Manager


「日本発、MADE IN AFRICAのハイファッションブランド」ビジネスモデルの可能性
 ~andu ametの取り組みを通じて~


2012年株式会社andu ametを設立し、世界最高峰の羊皮エチオピアンシープスキンを贅沢に使用したリュクス×エシカルなレザー製品を製造・販売を開始。


費用: 会員、非会員共に1,500円(コンチネンタル朝食付き)
予約: FCCJ(03-3211-3161)まで電話にてご予約下さい。
会場: FCCJ 東京都千代田区有楽町1-7-1 有楽町電気ビル 北館20階
5月10日 未定(確定次第、ご案内致します)
6月14日 窪田 良(アキュセラ・インク会長、社長兼最高経営責任者)


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