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Yukiko Masuda & Ruveni Kelleher

Yukiko Masuda - Japan | Managing Director, APAC Legal, Labor & Compliance, FedEx Express

Yukiko Masuda is the Managing Director of APAC Legal, Labor and Compliance at FedEx Express, based in Singapore. In this role, she is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance, risk management and business continuity in APAC. Yukiko is currently leading cross-functional projects, such as the post-merger integration of FedEx Express and TNT. She is also a member of a regional crisis management team based at APAC HQ in Hong Kong. Prior to her current role, Yukiko worked in China, Japan and Hong Kong, representing multinational companies. She has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, incorporation, joint ventures, strategic alliances and regulatory compliance. She moved to Hong Kong in 2009 to provide legal support for FedEx Express operations in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Guam and Saipan. During her law studies at Waseda University in Japan, she studied Chinese language in Jilin, China. It opened her interest in working in an international environment, which led her to complete a Master of Laws at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her interest in business and management led her to pursue a Master of Business Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Yukiko is trilingual and has worked in Japanese, English and Chinese professional environments. She has lived and worked in Japan, United States, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Ruveni Kelleher - IWF Australia | Partner, Johnson Winter and Slattery Lawyers

Ruveni Kelleher established Johnson Winter & Slattery’s employment group in 2007. As head of the group, she has been instrumental in growing its capabilities to be one of Australia’s eminent employment practices. The practice has been recognized as a game changer in employment litigation.

Ruveni’s reputation and experience has helped the firm attract clients such as Uber Australia Pty Ltd, Yahoo!7/Verizon, Unilever, Brookfield Infastructure, Ralph Lauren, BSA Limited, a2 Milk Company and the Star Entertainment Group.

Ruveni has been recognized as a leading or recommended lawyer in employment law, and has acted in some of the most high-profile employment cases over the last five years, achieving successful outcomes for her clients. She is passionate about helping women realize their full potential and is an active champion for change, both within her practice and the broader business community. Ruveni’s approach to leadership is focused on recognizing, celebrating and accelerating the careers of women lawyers. She worked closely with the HR director and Management Committee to develop the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy and recently helped organize a highly successful conference to combat sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.



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