Global Team

Meet our diverse crew of multi-skilled media experts.

Management

Robert Heldt India


President and Co-founder

From a distinguished hospitality and advertising background, Robert manages hands-on a diverse and talented team of creative individuals producing digital media, magazines, branding, and communications.

Simon Farrell UK


Publisher and Co-founder

With extensive knowledge and key contacts from many years in the global print, digital, and broadcast media, Simon leads a diverse team of experienced editors, writers, designers, and photographers.

Masashi Kamimura Japan


Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Development

An award-winning IPO specialist, Masashi was placed on the global recruitment industry's "Hall of Fame" for being the first individual to take two companies to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and was awarded the industry's highest accolade for his "unrivaled career in the recruitment industry". He has a varied and extensive background in publishing and recruitment, with solid managerial experience.

Kunio Kikuchi Japan


Advisor

Kunio has 30 years of business and brand management expertise, enabling direct access to corporate and affluent consumers. Prior to his other current position as president and CEO of Kikuchi & Associates, an international business management company, he led the prepaid and new payment groups of American Express, as vice-president and general manager of Japan/Asia Pacific.

Studio

Paul Leonard UK


Studio Manager

With almost 30 years of experience in digital and print publishing, as well as software engineering and global projects, Paul has held a number of senior positions at leading newspapers, advertising agencies, design agencies, and internet firms in the UK and Japan.

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Michael Pfeffer US


Senior Graphic Designer

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in print and digital publishing in New York and Tokyo. His specialty is creative print, logo, and package design. His recent work includes the redesign of The Journal, the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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Ximena Criales Mexico


Graphic Designer

Ximena has more than eight years of experience in developing logos, corporate identity, infographics, and editorial design. She has created designs for a diverse range of clients, from rural communities in Mexico to prestigious private institutions. She is involved in the production of The Journal, the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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Melissa Rothmann Germany


Video Producer

Melissa graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. She has a passion for traditional handcrafted animation and awareness-raising documentaries. Being a media all-rounder she has worked in pre-production, on set and in post-production creating award-winning animations, short films and feature documentaries.

Brian Susantio Indonesia


Senior Web Developer

Brian has several years of experience in web development, including programming, user experience design, user interface design, and system design. He works on web-related projects.

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Devin Surya Putra Indonesia


Web Designer

After several years acquiring valuable experience and skills in web-related fields such as planning, designing, and developing, Devin moved to Japan in 2016 to further develop his career. Having worked as a freelance web designer, Devin has an exceptional ability to fully understand and fulfill his clients' many expectations to their entire satisfaction.

Editorial

C Bryan Jones US


Editor-In-Chief

A 20-year veteran of media and publishing, Christopher is an award-winning writer, editor, and designer who has worked on magazines and directed marketing and communications in Japan and the United States. He is the editor of The Journal, the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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Chris Russell UK


Senior Editor

Chris has over five years of experience working in journalism and the media in his native UK and in Shanghai. He is the editor of BCCJ ACUMEN, the magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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Maxine Cheyney UK / Kenya


Staff Writer

Maxine is a Kenya-born British-Seychelloise-Pakistani with experience as a writer and editor for a business publication in London, as well as in the charity sector and as a freelancer in the UK and Japan. Maxine writes and edits articles and advertising content for The Journal (American Chamber of Commerce in Japan), BCCJ ACUMEN (British Chamber of Commerce in Japan), and INTOUCH (Tokyo American Club).

Client Services

Masako Inagaki Japan


Client Services Director

With unique experience in both creative and business consulting, Masako focuses on understanding clients' needs, as well as accurately analyzing and creating concepts to appropriately communicate with target audiences. Her main interest is in cross-cultural communication.

Adrien Caron France


Business Development Manager

Adrien has lived and worked in France and Australia prior to Japan with 10+ years of experience in Hospitality, Consulting and Event Management. He now applies his excellent negotiation and people management skills to contribute building key customer relationship and help identify business opportunity for both Custom Media and clients.

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Project Management & Administration

Megumi Okazaki Japan


Head of Project Management

Our key bilingual member has excellent communications skills, with a global perspective gained from extensive experience working in the US, Canada, and Japan. Megumi has worked as a project manager for major marketing, media, digital, print, and design projects for key clients based in Tokyo and abroad.

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Yoshiki Tatezaki Japan


Senior Project Coordinator

Yoshiki provides Japanese-language editorial support and bilingual support for a wide range of projects including print, website, video, and event coordination. He has lived and studied in the UK and Canada, and holds a Master’s degree in social psychology.

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Ayako Nakamura Japan


Project Coordinator

Since starting her media career in Tokyo, Ayako earned a broad range of experience and skills in translation and layout design. She ensures that all projects run smoothly, on time and within budget by clearly communicating with team members and clients effectively and efficiently. Ayako has also studied in Kyoto and has an MA in graphic design and communication from the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom, England.

Sophia Kirtley UK


Sales and Marketing Officer

Sophia provides support across a range of marketing projects, often focusing on social media. An alumni of the JET Programme and with experience working at the British Embassy Tokyo, she believes in the value of cross-cultural communication in international marketing. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Japanese, which included a year at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

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Kiyoko Morita Japan


Office Manager & Media Coordinator

Kiyoko has almost 10 years of experience in secretarial and office administration in international firms, including four years at ExxonMobil Japan's project office. She provides bilingual support for the compilation of materials for The Journal and BCCJ ACUMEN, the magazines of the American and British chambers of commerce in Japan respectively.

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Advertising Sales

Kotaro Toda Japan


Business Development Director

Kotaro has more than 10 years of experience with the American Music TV Station Group in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has contributed to magazines such as SevenSeas, Esquire (Japan), Marie Claire (Japan), and Keizaikai. He is also the author of On The Road In Europe, a book chosen by Hajime Banno, CEO of Bose Japan, as one of the "greatest three books in my life" for the Bungeishunju Book Club in 2015.

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Anthony Head Australia


Sales Director

With a career in sales management across print, digital, and event platforms spanning 20 years, Anthony has worked with many leading companies to help them develop and implement strategies for business growth. Through his experience in Sydney, London, and Tokyo, he offers unique marketing and sales insights as well as a passion for building clients' business.

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Edvard Vondra Croatia


Account Manager

An accomplished marketing and sales professional with an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Edvard is skilled in building client relationships, creating engaging inbound marketing and advertising strategies, and increasing market share. His focus is to define and satisfy customers’ needs, and exchange valuable information and best practice.​

Reiko Natsukawa Japan


Account Manager

Reiko has more than 10 years of experience in sales within global corporations. Her work includes serving clients in the hospitality, finance and automotive industries. Having lived in the USA for seven years, she has a global perspective that helps her deliver successful outcomes for a wide range of clients.

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