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Latest update : 2012-03-21

Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of Olympus

Tom Burges Watson speaks to Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of Olympus. He was one of the first non-Japanese executives to rise to the top of a major multinational in the world's number three economy, but his time as CEO of Olympus was short-lived. Halfway through 2011, he uncovered financial irregularities on a massive scale and after weeks of pressing his hierarchy, the answer they eventually gave him was a one-way ticket from Tokyo back to London.

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