FEI to Launch First Ever International Chapter in Japan

- Chapter to Kick-Off with IFRS Roundtable and Opening Reception on February 22nd -

Feb 21, 2012, 08:00 ET from Financial Executives International

TOKYO and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level finance executives, today announced that it has chartered its first ever international chapter – FEI Japan. This marks the first expansion of FEI outside of North America where the organization currently has 85 chapters. With over 15,000 members, FEI helps address the needs of financial leaders on local, regional and international levels, as well as provides a forum for networking and the discussion of unique issues impacting financial professionals.

The establishment of the FEI Japan Chapter, which officially received its charter on January 6, 2012, is a landmark step in the expansion of the organization worldwide. As the global economy continues to evolve, the FEI Japan Chapter will increase the organization's international presence, perspective and solutions to developing global challenges.  FEI will celebrate this key milestone with its first chapter event, "The Technical Roundtable on IFRS and How it Relates to the U.S. and Japan," on February 22nd, 2012.

"FEI's vision has always been to be recognized as a leading global organization for senior-level financial executives, and the historic formation of our chapter in Japan represents a major step toward our global vision," said Marie Hollein, President and CEO of FEI. "Tokyo is an important and growing business market, and we are seeing that Japanese corporations are facing increasing challenges as they prepare to move toward IFRS adoption. Our Japan chapter will allow us to work together as a global organization and further our efforts to address the challenges business leaders face in the region."

Added the inaugural FEI Japan Chapter President Greg Fenich, Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft Corp. Japan, "FEI is widely recognized as one of the most dynamic and proactive organizations of its kind and this exciting opportunity provides financial executives in Japan the opportunity to work together towards the greater benefit of both the local, and international, financial community. FEI's wealth of knowledge in key areas such as financial reporting is extremely valuable to the local financial community. We look forward to continuing the traditions of FEI and growing the brand internationally."

For more information regarding the FEI Japan Chapter, The Technical Roundtable on IFRS, or on membership, please contact Nancy Ehlers, Manager, Professional Development, FEI at 973.765.1049 or nehlers@financialExecutives.org  You can also visit the FEI website at www.financialexecutives.org.

About FEI

Financial Executives International is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, teleconferences and publications. Members participate in the activities of 86 chapters, 74 in the U.S., 11 in Canada and 1 in Japan. FEI is headquartered in Morristown, NJ, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Toronto.  Visit www.financialexecutives.org for more information.


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