Wendy is Director and Chief Operating Officer of Mitsui & Co. Australia.
Mitsui & Co. Australia is the wholly owned Australian subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., one of the world’s most diversified trading, investment and services enterprises. Its diverse portfolio of businesses in Australia includes iron ore, coal, gas, oil, food, grain, salt, woodchips, power generation, machinery, steel products, chemicals, technology and financial services.
Wendy has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. She represented Australia in Japan as Consul-General and Trade & Investment Commissioner. In that role, she successfully attracted foreign investment to benefit Australia’s food services, biotechnology, IT and energy sectors. She was later State Director Western Australia/Northern Territory/South Australia for the Australian Trade Commission.
Wendy has held executive positions in Ernst & Young, Caltex, and GHD. She is a proponent of innovation as the key to corporate sustainability, and has championed innovation programs in all these organisations.
As Business Champion for the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan, and Trustee for the Mitsui Educational Foundation, Wendy is passionate about mobility in Asia for young Australians.
Wendy has served on education institution and government boards. She is on the UNSW Business School Advisory Board, and currently mentors its high-achiever students. Wendy is also on the Maggie Beer Foundation Board, which aims to improve the quality of food for residents in aged-care homes throughout Australia.
Wendy has a Master of Commerce from UNSW; her under-graduate degree is from Sophia University, Tokyo.
Wendy Holdenson, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Mitsui & Co Australia will join a panel debate on how do we overcome the non-technical issues to achieve business transformation, innovation and a workforce of the future; like building a business case, engaging stakeholders, organisational restructuring, and dealing with change in the Creating a Workforce of the Future plenary session at IMARC 2019. Download the programme.