Torsten Kanisch

Torsten Kanisch

Marketing and Strategy
Organizational Behavior and HRM

Operation Strategy
Power and Influence

MBA, University of Hagen, Germany


Torsten Kanisch is a business operations and marketing and sales professional with over 15 years experience in the Japan market. Mr. Kanisch left Germany in 1997 after a productive career in retail banking. He came to Japan in 1999 on a two-year scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Here in Japan he has been leading marketing, sales and business improvement functions for Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Since 2011 he has served as Senior Executive Officer Business Operations for BMS.

Faculty Message

“Not every company formulates a clear vision, but every business runs an operation! How well you do this and how well your operations tie to your vision and enable your business strategies is what sets good and great companies apart. In my class you will learn to connect the dots of how to go from the nitty-gritty of operations management to the grand scheme of creating competitive advantage through a differentiated, flawlessly and seamlessly implemented operations strategy.”