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Egypt and Japan are celebrating their 150th year’s anniversary next year. Dr. Walid Mahmoud Abdelnasser, Ambassador of Egypt to Japan joins us today to share his thoughts on the rich historical relationship between the two countries.
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Walid Mahmoud Abdelnasser

Egypt and Japan are celebrating their 150th year’s anniversary next year. Dr. Walid Mahmoud Abdelnasser, Ambassador of Egypt to Japan joins us today to share his thoughts on the rich historical relationship between the two countries. “The relationship between Japan and Egypt on the economic front has been progressing, but I think there are a lot of potentials are still unexplored. “Dr. Abdelnasser said. He talks about how Egypt is outreaching to the Japanese market place and continues to grow. Tune in to find out more with our program.

Dr. Walid Mahmoud Abdelnasser is an Egyptian national married with two children. As a career diplomat since 1984, he served as Chief of Cabinet of the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001-2002) then Deputy Chief of Mission at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington DC (2002-2006), and thereafter the Director of the Institute for Diplomatic Studies and the Cairo Regional Center for Training in Peace Keeping & Dispute Settlement at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo (2006-2007). He was seconded to the United Nations from 1992 to 1999 as Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Compensation Commission dealing with the 1990/91 Gulf War reparations.

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Strategic Engagement

While mainstream media remains influential in Asia Pacific, challenges to traditional media / advertising model and rise of social media are blurring lines among public relations, advertising, influencer management, strategic engagement. Hosted by Thomas R. Zengage, Strategic Engagement explores how leaders successfully engage target constituencies to achieve strategic goals.

Thomas-Zengage

Host: Thomas Zengage - Representative Director, Pacific Communicators

Thomas R. Zengage earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York City. After attending an M.A. program in Japanese studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, he received his M.B.A. from the same institution. Fluent in Japanese, Mr. Zengage has had an extensive career in public relations, investor relations, and strategy consulting in Japan, working on behalf of leading corporations and other organizations. Thomas R. Zengage was previously CEO and a principal shareholder of IBI Inc., Japan's pioneering investor relations and public relations agency. Mr. Zengage ultimately sold IBI to LSE traded WPP Group plc, and subsequently as Representative Director managed IBI's merger with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Thomas R. Zengage also served as Chairman & Representative Director of the Japan subsidiary of Edelman Public Relations, the world’s leading independent PR agency. He established a high level strategic communications consultancy, Pacific Communicators, to specialize in high level consultancy in public relations, public affairs, crisis and issues management, and key influencer engagement. Writing in Japanese, Mr. Zengage is the author of the book Sore Demo Yen No Seiki (Tokyo: Kodansha), which contains an analysis of the long term factors driving Japan's economy.

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