Shiseido opens university to develop future talent

By Julia Wray | Published: 6-Dec-2023

Group CEO Masahiko Uotani will serve as the founding dean of The Shiseido Future University

Shiseido Company has opened a talent development facility to nurture the next generation of company leaders.

The Shiseido Future University will offer leadership programmes to those selected from Shiseido Group companies in Japan and internationally. 

Shiseido’s Chairman and CEO Masahiko Uotani will serve as the founding dean.

The NARS and Drunk Elephant owner said Shiseido Future University will increase corporate value and allow it to achieve new innovations in the long term.

Headquartered in the Japanese conglomerate’s birthplace Ginza, the university building will provide a space where visitors can interact casually, surrounded by artwork celebrating Shiseido’s heritage.

Shiseido Future University’s logo is a karakusa pattern, which means ‘winding plant’ and is well-known in Japan as a symbol of luck, prosperity and legacy.

This new move follows Shiseido’s 2022 unveiling of a new Tokyo design and creative agency, Shiseido Creative, responsible for the company’s branding and communication.

In 2019, meanwhile, the group opened the doors to The Shiseido Global Innovation Centre research facility in Yokohama, Japan. 

The space is said to encourage a flexible and diverse working style, which combined with state-of-the-art facilities aims to inspire researchers’ creativity.

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