Trond Varlid

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MBA, Babson College


Trond Varlid has extensive international marketing and senior executive experience that spans Europe, the US, and Asia.

He spent fifteen years in corporate banking in London and Tokyo and two years as Japan country manager for an Asian online wealth management company based in Singapore. He also spent seven years as president of Tomra Japan, an environmental technology joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and Tomra, a pioneer and global market leader in sorting technology for materials recycling.

He is president and cofounder of EMC Quest K.K., helping business professionals in Tokyo become better presenters and communicators. He also coaches executives on dealing with difficult management, HR, and personal challenges. As program director of the JMEC Business Training Program in Tokyo, he provides a unique, hands-on training program for mid-career business professionals operated by eighteen foreign chambers of commerce in Japan.

At GLOBIS University, he teaches courses in HR management and corporate philosophy, among others.